I was swimming at my sister-in-laws house and all of a sudden she pulls out a gun and shoots over her back wall. I ask her what she shot at and she looks at me and says nothing. I keep asking her and eventually she says, “a pigeon.” I look to the girl we were with and ask her if she really did and the other girl nods. I was so shocked I just got out of the pool, got dressed, and left. I walked down close to the highway and called my mom. My grandpa came and picked me up but the whole time I waited I just sat on the phone with my mom and cried. My brother, who is stationed in Hawaii called and said I overreacted. My mom and grandpa understand but everyone wants me to treat it as”a sibling fight” and look past it. I don’t know how to handle this because she disrespected everything I stand for and come to find out, she did it as a joke. I can’t even understand why she would make light of her killing an innocent being. She lives with us and I am not talking to her or looking at her. I am really frustrated and I don’t really know what to do. Any opinions?
That’s horrible. You did NOT overreact. She killed an innocent living being as a joke? SHE is the one who needs a reprimand not you. You need to talk to your parents and explain how you feel about this and that they HAVE to listen to you. You need to explain to them that you were not only hurt by this but also that a poor innocent creature lost their life for a stupid joke that was done to harm you.
First of all, she lives with in YOUR HOUSE. As long as she lives in YOUR house she needs to respect you and your views even if she doesn’t agree. Your parents need to put you before her. She NEEDS to respect you there are no exceptions.
Second of all, you need to tell your parents that she is clearly misusing a gun and most importantly. it can be dangerous. She has no right to bring and use a gun when she doesn’t know how to use it and considers it a ‘toy’ to harm you? She took out a gun to “play” a joke with you and you’re the one overreacting? Explain this to your parents. She’s irresponsible.
Also, your parents need to take your serious, you need to have a serious talk with your parents about how you feel about animal cruelty and that even if they don’t agree with you, you are their daughter and they need to accept it. If they don’t then there are going to be MANY problems like this and this is not just bad for you, but for your parents to because you guys aren’t going to get along.
As far as what you should do, I think, you should stop talking to her and stay away from her. I would try talking about it after you calm down and she apologizes. Then explain to her that she hurt your feelings and beliefs and that this is not going to be tolerated, explain how she hurt a poor animal as a ‘joke’ and that this is inhumane and immoral, and explain to her that she totally misused a gun and that guns are NOT toys.