I have an aunt, we'll call her Elaine, who has always been fairly selfish and self-centred, and she recently had a baby, so now she REALLY feels that the world revolves around her, and especially her child. She does honestly act like she's the first person in the family to ever have a child and no one else could POSSIBLY understand how hard it is, and uses this as her excuse whenever she wants to get her way.
Anyways, we have a Christmas dinner tradition. Most of our family lives in City A, but a few live in City B which is about an hour and a half away. The dinner is always held in City A, and the relatives who live in City B (including Elaine) always drive down here for the dinner and gift exchange.
Anyways, this year Elaine has decided that she does not want to come to dinner, because they would get home too late (by the time all was said and done, they'd be home by 9 at the latest). Her son is a little over a year old, I don't think 9 is too ridiculous a bedtime, especially considering he'd probably also sleep the entire car ride home.
But she refuses, and insists that my aunt who's holding the dinner also prepare a lavish brunch (on top of the Christmas feast she's preparing) so that she can come earlier and get everything over with on her new schedule. Rude beyond belief, but that's not even why I'm so outraged.
My mother has some health issues that prevent her from being active, and even going to one meal would be strenuous for her, so she's not going to the brunch, and I wont be, either, because I want to spend Christmas day with my mother. We're just attending the dinner. When she informed Elaine of this, Elaine said "Oh, that's fine! Just make sure that your presents for me are there".
Needless to say, Elaine's presents will be arriving when we do.
And I have to admit to a bit of pettiness on my part. I make jewellery, and for Christmas I had made Elaine a necklace/earrings set with expensive crystals and stones. After her comment, I went back and remade the jewellery with cheap glass beads. I feel it is my small revenge against her greedy grabbiness.