My grandmother, who I have posted about many times before has in many ways gotten worse. Christmas is upon us and that means Christmas shopping. She has always been a greedy, cheap and selfish person. If it's not about her, she isn't exactly interested. She has always coveted anything that either my mother or I have bought ourselves. If I want that pearl necklace, Coach purse or whatever, it takes me a year to save up for it and buy it. When she sees it, she automatically asks if she can "borrow" it. Her use of the word borrow means that she is keeping it. Yes, she is that cheap and she has money to go out and buy whatever she wants and go on expensive trips but she wants someone else to pay for it. A phone call yesterday left me incredibly angry for some reason. Her words were that for Christmas, she was demanding that every one in the family buy her 2 bottles a piece of her favorite perfume. Not the little travel sprays, not 1 small bottle, but the largest available size. I had already gotten her gift, a travel spray of her favorite perfume and a scarf. She was complaining that she had no nice scarves for winter and I found a cute one that didn't break the bank. My Christmas budget is only $250 and I have to split that between 8 people. Take my word for it, you can get split $250 between 8 people and still give them nice gifts. I'm just sick of her greed and I work hard for my money and I can't blow it on an elderly woman who is phenominally cheap.