My thieving cousin's progress
by, 23-Sep-2010 at 15:38 (274 Views)
Some of you may remember a blog post I made a few months ago, regarding my 19yo cousin who was still in high school, who decided it would be a good idea to steal some video games from me.
For a few months, he was bragging about how Marine Boot Camp would be a cakewalk for him, about how he was going to go in there and do whatever he wanted, etc.
Now, he actually IS in Marine Boot Camp. He has been in there for almost a month, and now he is sending letters to everybody in the family looking for somebody to take him in because he wants to defect.
Everybody is telling him, "No. Fucking. Way." Maybe not in those exact words, but that exact message.
He definitely is having a rough time of it. Knowing him, he is probably making things much worse for himself, for he does have a tendency to talk a lot of trash when it is not appropriate to do so.
Hell, this is the best thing in the world for him. He is resisting to be a real man at every turn - he needs to stop resisting and do what he needs to do, and for that, extreme measures are needed. Extreme measures = Marine Boot Camp.
Maybe when he gets back out, he'll finally admit that he stole the video games from me, that he stole my aunt's cell phone, and that he stole the diamond ring from his grandmother, and take some fucking responsibility for once. I doubt that will happen, but I can hope, can't I?