In the last few years, I have not rested. I have worked hard enough to pay the mortgage and get married a year ago. We paid off our debts before we got married.
My husband and I talked about going on vacation for quite some time. I wasn’t a big fan of the sea, because the temperature was too high. Also, I was not too fond of passive rest, so I decided to go to a mountain resort. In the mountains, there was fresh air, and I needed silence. The hotel was already booked, and my husband was happy. We also bought airline tickets.
The man then decided to take his sister along with him. Since she has never traveled before, she has no one to travel with. It’s that simple. I was comfortable with that. However, I did not know what the outcome would be.
My husband and I decided to rebook the hotel rooms. When we got there, I looked around. The place was beautiful. Suddenly I notice something strange. All our suitcases were being carried into one room.
I immediately asked, “Could you please distribute the suitcases throughout each room as soon as possible?”
“That’s what we’re doing, ma’am. You’ve booked a three-bedroom suite on our site.”
I looked at my husband with questions in my eyes. My boyfriend whispered to me quickly, “Oh, come on! She shouldn’t be left alone. What’s the big deal?”
Indeed. What’s wrong with that? I’m fine. Well, I made my peace with that. But I could not rest any longer:
I was irritated by Carmen’s mess in our room in the first place. I considered moving out and booking a different room for myself, but it was not an option.
Every day she got up early in the morning, and while we were asleep, she meditated and hummed loudly in the room. This, of course, made me grumpy and angry for the rest of the day.
Carmen made me feel like a maid every day. I could not find harmony in her chaos. At least one of her things had to be tucked away and put back where it belonged.
We were lucky to have a kitchen in our suite to cook our meals. Guess who did the cooking? No surprise there. And I bought all the food myself. Carmen just relaxed at the resort.
Carmen was always next to my husband and me at all times. We never had to go without her. She took us shopping, to restaurants, to amusement parks, everywhere. It was like I could not get rid of her.
I was so drained that I decided to go back home three days earlier than we had initially planned. I couldn’t take it anymore. I said things were waiting for me at work. I explained that someone had called me from work and it was an emergency. I had no other choice.
Suddenly, I learned that her brother paid for all of her entertainment, her being in the room, and her presence. I was shocked since she also has a large salary and he lives with her parents. Why would he do such a thing?
Since I have been working for so many years, this is the first time I have been able to relax. But instead of relaxing, I found that I had never felt so tired in so many years of my work during this time. At least if I had been working, I would have benefitted financially from it. But now, I am both emotionally and financially drained.