I would not be in tears, OR in a pizza joint with my brother, as he would be in jail.
Oh, that story ticks me off!
I do feel bad for the sister, and I'm sure she was frustrated and angry as well. I know there are times when I get so angry that I do cry so it's possible they were tears of anger.
But I feel bad for her mostly because I get the impression that her brother's always been a SS that she was expected to cater to, based on his attitude. And if he was catered too, possibly the tears of frustration and fury were because she knows that if she turned him in she'd hear hell from their mother.
Or maybe it's all the ehell SS stories. *chuckle*
Oh, I have sympathy for her, and sympathy for tears of anger, too - but the situation described would have me in the white-hot-rage state that does not equal tears for me.
I have a lot of sympathy, actually, as I have sibs who have a powerful sense of their own entitlement, and a mother who agrees with them, as I am not even the Bronze Child - more like the also-ran. I learned long ago though that I could resent my mother for giving me hell, or I could go right ahead and tell her to keep her opinions to herself. Chose the second path. Much preferred the result.