I need help, advice, a shoulder and some strength.....
You all know that I've moved to Florida to help manage my brothers resort. It's a good size resort....43 cabins on the lake. My parents have been managing it for 4 years, mostly my Dad, but he is 78 years old with COPD and has had one knee replaced with the other one needing it. He doesn't look 78 at all and is still really active. He golfs, plays tournament ping pong and goes to the gym 3 days a week. But he's become this grouchy man in the last few years, that swears alot and says whatever the hell he pleases to whoever he pleases.....He says almost daily that he doesn't give a "shit" about this place and he wants to turn the keys in.
A typical conversation between him and a tenant:
Rob: Hey Jerry, how are you??
Dad: You better not have that whore of a girlfriend of yours in your cabin.
Rob: Nope...she's not here but we'd like to have that empty cabin.
Dad: She's nothing but a f**king whore and she's the only female that I've ever met with no tits and a whole lot of balls.
Alrighty...you get the idea...
My brother wants me to take on more responsibility here, but everytime I breathe my dad is yelling at me. It's all little stuff...and he's doing things behind my brothers back that is hurting the resort. For instance, yesterday, he just decided he didn't want to run the "no deposit" ad in the paper anymore and called and canceled it!?! wth
It's a sticky situation...I think my dad feels like he's losing control and I've been very very careful not to step on his toes. I've been running everything thru him and trying to stay out of his way.
Last night, i was talking to my mom about something (gossip about one of the tenants that is being stalked by another tenant) and my dad freaked out!! Told me to mind my own f**king business and blah blah blah. Then 5 mins later asked me if I wanted to play chess with him. I went home and cried out of shear frustration. :(
I don't know what to do or quite how to handle this....advice and help please!!! I feel my patience slipping away....
This is the sunrise I saw out my front window when I woke up this morning...it's beautiful and I truly love it here.
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