My mother will not ask my brother, me or my daughter to take her places. She will ask people in her neighbor before she asks us. I had a discussion with her not too long ago about this. I said it is almost like she has too much pride, that she shouldn't have to ask us - that we should you run over there and say 'okay, ready to go?' My sister-in-law told her that we cannot read her mind, if she needs something, she can ask us. But she won't. I'm sure other people are thinking that we don't do anything for her. She needed to go to the store last week. I don't have a car. I told her to call my daughter and set up a time that would be convenient for both of them, and then she would take her to the store. But no - 2 days later she called a lady down the street and asked her to take her. I was really irritated! Two years ago, she had 2 strokes. We when to the hospital every day, and went to her house everyday when she came home. She forever talks about how she did so much to help the grandkids when they were little. I told her last week, 'you did those things because someone ASKED you if you could do it." She had no comment. She will do anything she can to get away from asking us. We are all getting rather annoyed. Can elderly people have a chip on their shoulder and be too proud to ask their children and grandchildren for help?