It has been ridiculous lately.
My mother is usually a cool, chill person. However, she is going through menopause, which makes even the kindest of souls shake mountains, and decided that quitting smoking would be the perfect thing to add to it.
Dear God, I can't handle her. She's interrupting me constantly, getting uber-emotional at everything, and forgets that I don't do the whole confrontation thing. I do not argue with family. Ever. She literally gives me attitude thinking I'm about to give it- when I'm only asking a question or something. It escalates really quickly, I'm not even sure how. I tend to leave the situation entirely confused more than a little butthurt.
She's told me to shut up a couple of times, and I'm just trying to have a conversation. I don't talk that much as is, so it kinda hurts (though I know she can't help it). So, I hide away in the loft so as to not piss her off. Which pisses her off since I'm "not being part of the family." And so the cycle repeats.
Lesson learned here: Ladies, take hormones in your older ages. It's your responsibility. Please, for the benefit others around you. And if smoking makes you chill, become a chimney. We will thank you.