This is more of a rant than anything else. My apologies in advance. I should have known better. I know, I know, I know. I got sucked into the, "My bank card isn't working and I can't book my flight. I NEED to go NOW. Can you PLEASE help me? I promise I'll pay you back. I need to get my bike." It was an $85 flight that I booked online for her. I thought I would give her one more chance. What was I thinking? After I booked the flight, she emails, "Thanks, Mom. I'll send half as soon as I land in Bangkok; the rest I'll send by the 14th." She emailed that she arrive safely on October 1st. I replied, "Glad to hear you arrived at your first destination. I thought about you when I was at cycling class this morning. Hope your butt isn't too sore from cycling! Don't forget what you promised. Travel safe." She emailed on Oct. 5th to try and get me to share her social media stuff with my colleagues, friends and family. I let it slide a bit because I'm not going to run her social media campaign for her. Oct. 7th - So here's the thing. I'm cycling through south East Asia for awareness. Enduring, hard, grueling days. And INSTEAD of showing support on my page or asking how I'm feeling, or even sharing what I'm doing with friends and family, All you say to me is: "Remember what you promised." And when I respond? You ignore me; AGAIN. This just shows that when I don't say or do what YOU WANT that you abandon me and disregard any kind of emotional support or positive comments. I TOLD YOU I'd pay you back on the 14th. But I didn't expect you'd go and ignore me YET AGAIN because you didn't hear what you wanted to hear. Let's make one thing clear. I meant it when I said it was your last chance in my previous email two weeks ago. I highly suggest you tread carefully. Oct. 10th - (ME) Just saw your email. It has been a very crazy past week. And I haven't been on social media this past week. Just had a chance to catch up on your posts. Sounds like quite an adventure so far for you!!!! I hope you're staying hydrated and getting enough rest so that you can pace yourself on your gruelling days. I'll do my best this week to get on social media to share your journey. Oct. 15th - She posts an hour long video on FB describing all of her PTSD episodes and endometriosis issues (I was at her laparoscopy when the surgeon told her that she had the cleanest pelvis she'd ever seen), taking care to point out that her parents made her "grow up in the social services system" (she was in temporary care for under 2 years because we could not keep her or us safe in our house) and a bunch of other twisted versions of her life. And she expects that I am supposed to "like" these posts and share them with friends and family? Seriously? Oct. 17th - Hope you're well. I'm not. She didn't pay me anything when she got to Bangkok. She hasn't paid anything at all. I know the storm is coming. I don't want to respond to the email today. I know what she is trying to do. If I email her back, there will be a demand. If I don't email back, I'm the WITCH of the world and she'll start calling me at work. I don't know what to say. My stomach is churning. And of course, it has to happen on "date night". Our son has given hubby & I his tickets to an NHL game tonight - we're going for a quick dinner and then to the game. She just seems to know how to ruin a good mood.