Friday, April 06, 2012

Gambling addicts

I'm tired of living with a gambling addict - to a person who thinks its acceptable to spend a month's wages or the entire years budget in a day, week or couple of hours at the casino.

If I was king, I'd have it so that - a family member can alert the authorities if one of their members  is suspected of being a casino addict - and that person would be watched - and then barred from all casino or gambling areas.

I just got a call from (a close relative) and she's enraged that she doesn't have any more money in her bank account because she spent it at the pokies - and demands that I top it up.

When I tried to explain to her that money doesn't grow from trees - and that she has a gambling addiction - she screamed at me to shut up and stop lecturing her as I had no right.

Usually she gets like this when she gets depressed. And when she's depressed and sad - everyone has to be depressed and sad. No one else has the right to be happy or joyful.

"I'm unhappy - you have to cry as well."

There may come a day when I grow too tired of this bullshit. I'll pack up my bags and leave for good. And I'll write a short note to her and say, "Goodbye. I love you but I can't be with you anymore."

I'd send her the occasional postcard. And it will always be the same words.

"Wish you were sane"

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