By TheAprilWitch - 01/01/2017 16:17
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I might do that! Thanks for the suggestion. Good thing I haven't called her out on it yet. I'm not sure how I feel about the whole thing, though. It's been going on for years! And it's not like we are that intimate, or goof around much.
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My sister used to do exactly the same thing every time she would visit. No matter how many times I told her to stop, she would continue to do it, and then follow me around the house, giggling, as I straightened the pictures. I finally called her out, and sat her down. I told her that her passive aggression is ridiculous and that she was behaving like a spoiled little brat, and that if she could not change her behavior to that of a grown-up, she was no longer welcome to stay at my home when visiting town. It worked!
I'm confused on the OCD in your name. If you have OCD you should understand it's not a funny thing to mess around with. Not sure if it's OCD or what but if I'm touched on one side of my body I have to touch the other side in the same place. I've had people realize this and do it "for fun". It's not fun for me, it can get very upsetting and frustrating.
#7, it's quite rude to enter someone's home and mess with their things, even if it's as seemingly inconsequential as tilting a picture. It's especially annoying and rude if a guest makes a habit of it. There is such a thing as not abusing someone's hospitality (even if they're family). If they have a fun and planking relationship, that's one thing, but if it's done purely out of spite or passive aggressiveness, that's another thing.
Made my day!!! That's hilarious!!! If you have a good sense of humor that is...otherwise some people might take it personally. Hopefully you just chuckle and fix the pictures. It's the sister in law...relax. It's all in fun.
It depends. If op has a condition like OCD it's not funny to force a reaction from it. Someone without it can laugh and straighten it no big deal. People with OCD it can be very upsetting for them and they might have to spend time making sure it's perfectly back in place.
Have you ever considered tilting them before she visits you?. That way she thinks it doesn't bother you and maybe gives up on trying to annoy you. I don't know. Just a suggestion.