My younger sister constantly criticizes me and will often get her boyfriend to join in. I'm so tired of dealing with it. Last Friday we had dinner together and the entire time she and her boyfriend kept making fun of my car. She kept calling it nasty and ugly, saying she hates going anywhere in it because it's a piece of crap. Her boyfriend kept arguing with me about the amount of horsepower and torque and kept saying it was slow and that I don't know how to drive it. This went on all night.
Needless to say, I'm pissed and don't really wanna deal with either of them. Everyone says it's jealousy and to ignore it, but I can't when the two of them are ganging up on me. It's annoying and aggravating. And it's not just with my car. It's with everything - my job, my apartment, my relationship, my clothes, my cooking. No matter what it is, the two of them have to jump all over me and criticize me.
And just for the record, I drive a 2002 Mustang
that's in nearly perfect condition and is always immaculately kept. My sister drives a 2000 Pontiac Sunfire that's got dents, scratches and peeling paint, food smashed into the seats and carpets, smells horrible, and is practically falling apart. But I never say anything negative about her car. And her boyfriend drives a Ford Focus that has a whopping 130 hp.
How should I handle this? Tell them off? Start making fun of their cars? Race them?