I'M NOT A MIND READER! Geeze! Earlier today, my mom asked me to help her clean the house. So I close my laptop. Then she tells me I don't have to stop what I'm doing at the moment. So I pick up my laptop, walk over to the couch, and open my laptop again. If she had ASKED ME TO DO SOMETHING, like go dust the curio or vacuum, I would have done it. Then, as my parents are on their way out, my dad snaps at me, telling me I need to help clean the house without complaint. I get all upset because I have no idea why he's snapping at me because I DIDN'T complain, but they leave before I can ask why he's mad at me.
Now I hear my mom talking to my dad. I know she's ranting about either me or my sister, but I don't know who. And then she asks me why I ignored her when she asked for my help. When I ask her what she asked me to do, she gripes at me about how I closed my laptop and walked away from her and she apparently took that as me being mad at her and ignoring her. And then she just rolls her eyes at me when I say I was waiting for her to tell me what she needed me to do.
What does she expect? When I closed my laptop, I was expecting her to tell me to do something. Then she told me I didn't need to stop what I was doing at that moment, so I pick up my laptop and walk over to the couch and open it again, assuming that she'd tell me if she needed my help with something. HOW WAS I SUPPOSED TO KNOW THAT IN HER TWISTED MIND SHE WAS GOING TO INTERPRET A PERFECTLY SENSIBLE COURSE OF ACTION AS SOME KIND OF INSULT? I'M NOT A MIND READER! IF SHE WANTED ME TO DO SOMETHING SHE SHOULD HAVE SAID SO!
And she could have just believed me when I said I was waiting for her to ask me to do something. Is that really so unreasonable? I didn't complain when my dad asked me to go out and get something from the mall for him. Because he TOLD me what he wanted me to do! If my mom had just TOLD ME WHAT SHE WANTED ME TO DO I would have done it! If she wanted me to dust or move books or something SHE SHOULD HAVE SAID SO INSTEAD OF EXPECTING ME TO JUST READ HER MIND AND KNOW WHAT SHE WANTED!
And if "you don't have to stop what you're doing right now" actually meant "you don't have to but if you don't you're a terrible daughter" why couldn't she have just TOLD ME WHAT SHE WANTED THE FIRST TIME I CLOSED MY LAPTOP?
Silly me! I figured if she said that she meant that she didn't really need my help at that exact moment but was letting me know that I should expect her to ask for it later.
WHY IS EVERYTHING I DO WRONG? I'm almost sad that the semester's over because it means I'm home for an entire month. If I was allowed to have my cat with me and I didn't work near home I would just never come home.