I have an arch nemisis. She is related to me, but I seldom see her because she doesn't live close to the rest of the family. I have probably seen her 5 or 6 times in my whole life but our hatred for each other sustains, despite the gaps in time.
From the time we were kids, we would fight. There are pictures of us fighting over toys when we were 3 or 4. Once we "grew up" it became more subtle. She is one of those people who thinks they are "clever" with their backstabbing, meaning that she will never say a word to my face, but will make comments behind my back to people whom she knows will pass the info to me. She has done this the last two times we saw each other (one of which was my wedding). I always try to be the better person and not ruin the family event by confronting her, because its so seldom that we all get together...so I let it go. But then I stew in it for years and wish I had just decked her.
Well. My dad called me yesterday and told me that this nemesis of mine is going to be at our next big family function, a wedding (which Princess and I are both in). I am not going to let it go this time. I will not start anything with her, because that's not my style and I would prefer that she just keep her trap shut and we can just ignore each other. But, if she does, which she will, I am not letting it go. I am going to break out the Jersey attitude (which I have perfected, by the way) and see where it goes from there.
I can't wait.