Trivial I know, but still, I am quite hurt. I qualifed as an AOW diver in 2005. I was so excited and gushed to my family about it. My sister was her usual self, so self absorbed that she just brushed me off, my father didn't even pretend to be interested and my mother, bless her, feigned interest. That is not the point though. My sister is busy going through her Open Water course now and it is ALL she talks about. She feels the need to tell me about it all the time. She tells me as if I know nothing. I humour her though. I worked very hard to be able to afford my equipment and I dive regularly. My sisters husband just up and bought her all the basic equipment (she is not finished the course), which is nice for her. Here is the part the hurts me so badly. My father only ever gets me things for the kitchen for Christmas, I like it, I have lovely kitchen stuff now. But he has not once taken interest in my hobbies or likes. Today he asks me what diving accessory he can get for my sister! I asked him why he never got me any diving things when I qualified. You know what he tells me? He says it is because I didn't qualify around my birthday or Christmas! I qualified on 15 October, my birthday is 20 October. Which also happens to be two months from Christmas. I am so angry! Both my mother and I know that my sister farts chocolate chips in my fathers eyes but this was just the last straw. He asked me a while back what I wanted for Christmas and I said a voucher to a really cool pet store close by, do you know what he says? That is a waste and he won't get that for me! Hello! My dogs are my interest! I need some training gear for Ben and I would not mind getting Lilly a new blanket. But my sister all of a sudden has a fancy with something (which she will drop just like mountain biking) and he wants to rush out and get her something for it! I am p*ssed off!