It worked just fine.
Yesterday my brother Jeff got extra brownie points for finding the oven light switch. Today he was trying to get the china down from the top shelf and the step stool he was using (for we are a mighty but short clan) slid out and he dropped the container that held all the big plates, breaking five of them in one fell swoop.
One would think that might lower his rankings, but my mom was so glad he hadn't hurt himself that somehow he ended up with bonus sympathy points despite breaking my mom's china. It's like he just can't lose. I'm going to have to study his technique...
It's Holidailies time! Now go read some other blogs!
There is no winning the sibling game. The only solution is the one that has worked for me. Have your sibling die more than 40 years ago. Leaves you the clear winner, but the down side is you also have all the responsibility when your parent begins to decompensate.
The good news is that I have five brothers and sisters and we all get along pretty well.
Jeff still isn't allowed to get near the china again (which may have been his aim all along)...
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