November 5th, 2000

Lord Yupa

The ignorance and incompetence...irresponsibility.

Well, this has truly been one of those nights.

My brother, who is 21 years old, decided to have a few friends over. Then he went out and picked up two girls who work with him at Godfather's Pizza. One of the girls is 15, the other is 16. All of them are currently drunk out of their minds.

Sound like a bad thing? One of the girls was bragging earlier how she's on probation right now due to drug and alcohol abuse. And I think she's the 15 year old. Both girls are being extremely obnoxious and will prolly puke and pass out soon. Oh, by the way, they're still drinking right now, too.

So, I'm having a bad evening, when I hear the doorbell ring. Oh, yeah, more people. My brother called a few other people and had them come over. Luckily, at least these people are a bit older, and acting a great deal more mature. Still, I don't like having this many people over when there are way under age girls getting drunk.

The way my brother is doesn't help matters, either. He has more pride than any two normal people, and he's also extremely stubborn, pig headed, and short tempered. Not only that, but he's an amazingly stupid drunk. Due, I think, because of the reasons I mentioned above, he will never admit when alcohol has impaired him in any way. I've seen him literally unable to walk straight, while still claiming that he was okay to drive.

Perhaps I'm just becoming a prick in my 'old' age, or maybe it's because I don't drink, despite the fact that I legally can, but the lack of responsibility really pisses me off. Actually, I don't even have a problem with people drinking, even under age. It doesn't, in general, bother me much. However, when it happens in the same house that I'm in, and could potentially get me in a lot of trouble, then I have a problem with it. A big one.

I believe very strongly that every action has a consequence, and that you should always consider that before taking any action.

As such, I'm not often in trouble, and when I do get in trouble, I place the blame on myself. It's a simple fact that if you do something which is against the rules, against the law, or anything similar, you should not only be aware of the consequences are, but you should be prepared to accept them.

An example would be the other day, when a friend of mine came into work swearing up a storm. He was absolutely livid because some 'prick' cop had the nerve to pull him over and ticket him for speeding. So, I asked him how fast he was going, and where at. His response? "I was going 57 in a 35."

At that point, I hit him in the back of the head and told him to stop being such a dumb ass. The cop wasn't being a prick, he was doing his job. My friend was the one being the prick for getting angry at, and blaming, someone else when he was at fault for breaking the law.

Well, much as I'd rather pretend nothing was happening and stay here, I need to go check up on things again. Last time, I found one person who had spilled their drink on the floor, and another who was climbing on the pool table. (For those who don't own pool tables, that's a *very* bad thing. Pool tables have to be very delicately set up and balanced. Climbing or leaning on them can disturb that, and it costs a few hundred dollars to have someone come out and fix it. It also tends to be very damaging to the felt, which costs even more to fix. ;-/)
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Lord Yupa

The night goes on...

It seems that life has a way of kicking you when you're down.

My brother is trying to convince me that we need to let a 15 year old drunk and high girl spend the night at our house, because she doesn't have anywhere else to go. His words: "She told her parents that she was staying at her friend's house, and now it's 2am, and she can't stay at her friend's so she has to stay here."

He doesn't seem to make the connection that if she lied to her parents, it's her responsibility to find another place to crash. Just because she doesn't want to go home doesn't mean she should stay here. He also doesn't seem to think that she can just go home and tell her parents that she ended up not staying with her friend after all. I know most parents wouldn't really care much about something like that.

Basically, my brother is just being an ass. He's actually prolly only arguing like this because I said I didn't want her staying. If anyone else had said it, he'd prolly agree. He has some strange thing about arguing with everything I say, for no reason at all. I've never understood it, but it's been remarked on by a number of friends and my parents.

I've even offered to give her a ride to anywhere she needs to go, and help her try to find an alternate place to stay.
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Lord Yupa

A star in the sky?

Perhaps things are looking up a tiny bit.

Someone must have said something to her, because the 15 year old girl, who I've just discovered is named 'Honor', just came in and asked me if I really didn't want her staying here. I told her that I didn't want to be a prick, but that she was correct, I'd prefer if she didn't. She seemed cool about that, and seems to be sobering up, so perhaps she'll follow it. I heard her tell my brother that it was cool if she went home, too, and that she wouldn't get in trouble.

I'm still not happy about tonight, but at least it's not appearing to get worse, yet....
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