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Discussion: nemesis

in: vmeyer; vmeyer > 2016-05-15

May 16, 2016 12:04 AM # 
Man, I'd hate to be Valerie's nemesis. Nancy just pointed out that her nemesis is a mountain, that doesn't talk to her (and of course never emails, either).
May 16, 2016 1:20 AM # 
A couple years ago I was driving home from North Carolina on Route 29 and missed a turn. I drove 18 miles down the wrong road before I noticed my mistake. My excuse is that I was distracted by the program I was listening to at the time.
May 16, 2016 3:06 AM # 
:-/ sorry to hear that. Was hoping that would have been settled for a while.
May 16, 2016 7:31 PM # 
What made it worse was that my car told me to get off at the next exit, and since I thought the car was wrong, I turned off the directions and kept right on going.
May 16, 2016 7:36 PM # 
Gee, I don't think I have a nemesis. Unless you count the mischief I cause myself. Am I missing something?
May 16, 2016 7:48 PM # 
Well, Charlie, the reference is to my sister, with the latest email just being the finest in a long string of toxic emails over the last 6+ months. And, while, I am confident that I have done my very best to respect my mother's wishes, my heart aches over the loss of even the superficial relationship I had with my sister previously.

And, believe me, I can relate to the self-destructive thing! :)
May 16, 2016 8:35 PM # 
Well, alas, my poor sister passed away some 12 years ago. We were never close, and she may have been something of a nemesis when we were young, but really I never gave her much thought after I was grown and moved out.

Sorry to hear of your situation. Very difficult to have strained relationships within the family. I had some testy ones with my parents, resolved gradually over time, with my father more or less by my early 40s, with my mother only maybe the last 5 or 6 years she was alive. The turning point with my mother was actually when my sister died. Maybe because I was all she had left? Hard to say, but we got to be pretty good friends. Too bad it didn't start until she was 80!
May 17, 2016 12:04 AM # 
Makes me realize how nice everyone in my family is to each other. Perspective is always good.
And, so sorry your sister is making your life unhappy. :-(
May 17, 2016 12:49 AM # 
Wow, I actually know somebody with an evil twin...
May 17, 2016 12:53 AM # 
J-J! I almost wrote something along that line earlier, but I couldn't. Thanks for doing it for me. ;-)

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