My sister has been acting up again. If you have been reading my blog for a while, then you know “acting up” is my family’s code for crazy. She started acting crazy last summer and since then it has been intermittent but never gone away. Some weeks are worse than others. This week is already starting off as a bad one.
Lynne has had the idea now for a while that she is being poisoned. First it was arsen*ic poisoning (Sorry about the asterisk but I can’t risk her finding my blog). She claimed that a blood screen for mercury detected the arsen*ic and her levels were elevated. Since then she has been talking about it non-stop, including accusations that her family is poisoning her. She even accused me despite the fact that I haven’t even seen her in over a year. She thought that I might be involved because I don’t show enough interest in helping her get to the bottom of her nonsensical issues. It is beyond me how to act interested in an imaginary illness and therefore I am aloof and disinterested. My nephew says,”Arsen*ic, arsen*ic, arsen*ic, that’s all I ever hear.”
Lynne has also developed a preoccupation with lawn chemicals. She has decided that the neighbors are trying to kill her by spraying their yards. She has been making numerous phone calls trying to get them to stop. She has called the county prosecutor to try to have them charged with assault. When that didn’t work she then moved on to the police, the CDC and the FBI and probably others.
Here is the ironic part. Last week police officers were visiting her neighbors about the spraying incident. It wasn’t because the police were concerned about the spraying but it was because the FBI had called them. The FBI had requested that they talk to the neighbors about Lynne to determine if she was a danger. I can’t help but find it mildly amusing that after all the times that she has thought that the FBI was watching her, now they kind of are.