I'm nominating my uncle (Uncle 1). He's throwing a fit because my other uncle (Uncle 2), who lives a couple hours away, isn't making the drive down here on Christmas. Uncle 2 had promised to house- and dog-sit for someone who would be traveling this Christmas, and he made this promise before Uncle 1 'invited' him.
Uncle 1 has tried to drag my mother and I into it by ranting while we were over there, and I just about had blood in my mouth from biting my tongue. No, Uncle 1, I don't agree with you. If someone had promised Uncle 1 something, then reneged because someone else invited them to such-and-such, he would go nuclear. But it's okay for him to expect others to break promises for him? Nuh-uh. Oh, and using his kids as leverage in said argument was pretty low, IMO. "You know what? That's fine! If he doesn't want to see his nieces
, that's fine!" This said in front of the girls, who were innocently coloring and every now and then shooting their father confused looks.
Last night, my mom got a text from Uncle 2, saying that Uncle 1 had basically blown his top over it. My mom does not
want to get in the middle of it, and hasn't (as far as I know) answered the text.
The person Uncle 2 promised to house- and dog-sit for? His ex-wife, whom he is still friends with, and who very recently really
helped him out of one heck of a jam. The dogs are with her, but they got them when they were still together. The way I see it, it's Uncle 2's choice to spend Christmas however he chooses, and he owes his ex-wife more than he owes Uncle 1.
So, yeah. Uncle 1, life-long Special Snowflake, and unlikely to change.