I'm really getting irritated about my brother's expectations that I will chauffeur him around. Now, I hate driving in general, but I don't mind driving him to places that I know or can get to easily. However, he's asking me to drive to a huge city that I've never been to in the middle of the night, even after I told him that I have to work early. So I would be driving sleep-deprived, at night, in unfamiliar locales, in an uninsured car.
UH, NO. He just doesn't get it. He asked me about the same city (for a different reason) back in December - same problems, plus it was winter. Again, NO. And let's not forget that he expects me to take off a day next month in order to drive him to his class reunion, which is back in my hometown. What the hell am I going to do in a small town for those hours? I'm not making two trips - that's at least at third of a tank of gas, for which he will NOT pay me back, that much I know.
He needs to get his own damn license and car already. This is ridiculous. He's nearly thirty, and he refuses to learn how to drive. He doesn't have any decent friends, either, so he has taken to mooching off of my good will. Shopping trips are one thing, but for fuck's sake, I am not taking him on a fucking road trip across the state.
The cherry on this annoyance sundae is that he is somehow a backseat driver. I don't even know how this processes in his brain. If you ask him to read directions to you, or keep an eye on the exits, that sort of thing, he'll say something exactly once and then call you an idiot when you miss your turn. He bitches about your driving, but will call you stupid, or a moron, or a retard when you make any mistake or if you call him out on his inability to drive. It's positively infuriating, and I'm getting to the point where I'm just going to refuse to help. If he never expresses gratitude or thanks favors, and the only response he gives to wrongdoing is scorn, what am I getting out of it?
Anyway, I love my brother and normally get along very well with him otherwise, but I also fully embrace that he can be a Needy, Snobby, Holier-Than-Thou, Class A Dick.