My delusional cousin
by, 16-Mar-2010 at 01:26 (349 Views)
A couple of weeks ago, I found out that my 19yo cousin has signed up with the US Marines. This is going to be a complete recipe for disaster, and I wish I could pity him for running directly into something he clearly is not prepared for, but in this case, I feel somewhat a sense of sadistic joy. Finally, somebody is going to put him in his place, seeing as his mother did not even try to do that at any point in his life.
I can hear some of you asking already - why do I hate him so much? Simple, I trusted him inside of my apartment several times, and he repaid that trust by stealing from me on a couple of occasions. He is no longer welcome here because of that, I don't give a fuck about how the rest of my family says I should pity him. Even somebody as delusional as he is knows that you don't fucking steal shit. He was not even a very smart thief - a couple of the games he stole from me had more than one disc, and he only stole the first disc, leaving the rest of the game sitting on my shelf. Yeah, he stole video games from me - he took the games out of the cases and left the cases on my bookshelf so that I would not catch on to what he was doing until after he left.
Oddly enough, the rest of the family is on my side on this issue with one exception - being my mother, who insists on chastising me for accusing him of stealing from me when I really "should be pitying him". Anybody surprised with that?
So, he signed up for the Marines. He'll go away a couple of weeks after he graduates from high school. Why is he still in high school at 19? Simple - his mother let him play video games all day instead of having him focus on his homework from school, so he got held back a year and a half.
He thinks he is going to go into Marine boot camp and automatically be the toughest motherfucker in the room. His own words - "Nobody is going to boss me around when I am in there. I am going to be telling them what to do."
First off, he is not the toughest motherfucker in any room. He is a fucking coward who won't man up to his misdeeds, and why should he, with his mother protecting him from the consequences of his own actions? I am not the only person in the family that he stole from, by the way - and he never faced any real discipline following his seedy deeds. He thinks he can walk all over anybody he wants to, he thinks he can take advantage of the world around him, he seriously believes that he won't face any consequences when he tries to boss around the Marine drill sergeant. How do I know this? He told me all of this in his own words, and if it were anybody else, I would think it were a bad joke. Sadly, he means what he says when he talks like that.
He is in for a seriously rude awakening. My mother fears he will come back a broken man after a couple of weeks in boot camp. I feel he already is a broken man, and as long as he refuses to do anything good for himself, why should anybody really give a fuck about how he is rushing towards his own destruction? I only give a fuck about this situation because he betrayed me personally - and I feel somebody needs to knock this little bitch into his place.
So, there you have it. Frankly, I wish I could be there in person to see the look of realization that will come to his face when it dawns on him that he really is not all that tough of a man after all. Ah, well, I can't have it all.