Wow. It is sometimes staggering how thoughtless people, even (or maybe especially) family, can be. Let me just throw out a recent example: my parents, in their moving efforts, are sorting through their many belongings. "Dad's just getting rid of everything," my mother tells me. He is upset about my nephew having estranged himself from the family and says "nobody wants this shit." I hear: "you have no children, you have given me no one to pass my things on to, so I may as well just sell it." HELLOOOOOO! I'm still here! Don't I count? I guess not.
Sometimes it's just not worth getting out of bed.