The above are times of day. For those of you not familiar with military time, 0053 is 12:53 AM.
The above times are all the times that my golden child brother attempted to call me. Eleven of them. In the middle of the night. On my birthday.
Only once did he leave a message. His message “Hi Stephen, this is (your golden child brother), Happy Birthday. I hope you’re well.”
His message is absolutely fine. I have no problems with his message. Had he called at a reasonable hour, had he not called eleven times in the middle of the night, perhaps I would have considered accepting his message as genuine.
Who does that? Who calls someone eleven times in the middle of the night to wish them a happy birthday? Does he do this to his other friends, or am I the only one that receives such treatment because I’m his brother?
My view is that the eleven calls in the middle of the night on my birthday shows absolutely no respect for me or my life. He’s angry at me that I won’t talk to him, and feels that if he badgers me in the middle of the night that I will be forced to answer and talk to him, which means he gets what he wants, a conversation and potentially a relationship with me again.
Sorry bro, badgering me with phone calls in the middle of the night on my birthday is not going to make me inclined to talk to you or want to have a relationship with you again.