I've been here at my friend's place for a little over a week now and I'm starting to get a bit irritated. He and I are both fine… we game or we go out to eat, watch some shows/movies, maybe go for a walk, whatever. My brother, on the other hand, is impossible to please…
About four days into the trip, he said that he was feeling a little homesick. I asked what he was missing and he said "I don't know". He's 20 years old…
He will only eat the same things over and over again. He only eats once a day, too, so he never wants to go out when we do (which isn't often anyways), and he never wants to eat what we want to eat. He's basically been living on tuna helper, macaroni and cheese, and subs.
All he wants to do is play video games. Getting him out of his room here is almost as hard as getting him out of his room at home and everything has to revolve around him. He wants to watch his shows when he wants to watch them. He wants to play his games when he wants to play them. He wants to watch his YouTube clips when he wants to watch them. He has no concept of trying anything new or the world not revolving solely around him. He's happy as long as things are going his way but when people start doing their own thing, he begins to lose interest, withdraw, and mope.
He also can't seem to comprehend that he's in someone else's place… he needs to keep it clean. He doesn't take any initiative to bring soda cans out of his room or to rinse them out as my friend has requested. He doesn't throw trash out or anything. I have to tell him. It's like I'm babysitting him to some extent and it's getting on my nerves.
I also dislike the fact that the kid doesn't want to spend money… like at all. He's so far past "tight" that there's no word to describe his insane desire to hang onto his money. What he's holding onto it for is beyond me. He won't help pay for any of his games, he doesn't help buy food, doesn't buy clothes, nothing!
I know he can't help it…I know something is wrong with him and he was raised to be something of a spoiled brat…but I can only take so much before I start to get irritable around him. I think I've been doing pretty good, I've hardly snapped at him but I've realized that I could never, ever live with him…here or anywhere else.