Sorry about this, but I needed to vent about something.
My best friend is highly competitive of me. Everything I have or get or do, she has to try to have, get or do better. This has gone on for years, and it went to the point that when she found out my now husband proposed, she decided her and her boyfriend were getting married too, bought herself an engagement ring and told him he was marrying her. They're now on their way to divorce court because she married him to one up me, not because she loves him.... but that's not the point.
The point is... A few weeks ago, I decided to start my own online business. I spent hours upon hours doing research, trying to find wholesalers, applying for tax id's, reading about starting a business, etc. I was putting in 6-10 hours a day, possibly more on research alone for almost a week straight before getting started.
Anyways, the more research I did, and the more work I did, the more she wanted me to hand her my information... I started selling on ebay, so she had to too. And she wanted to get into buying wholesale and reselling... but didn't want to do the work. She wanted me to hand her all my work, so she could go in direct competition with me, selling the items that I already had ordered for inventory.
The only thing I gave her for it was a site that required a federal tax id (which she doesn't have and doesn't know how to get) and also required a minimum order of $200 (which I know she can't afford). Plus it was a site that I wouldn't order from because it was expensive compared to where I got my stuff, so based just on price, she couldn't compete with me. When I wasn't forthcoming with my sources and research, she suggested going into business together. I told her I wasn't ready for that, but truth be told... I'd be the one investing all the money, because she doesn't have any (not that I have much, but I had enough to get started at least). I'd also be the one investing all the time, etc. She just wants me to do the work and her to make some money from it... and I won't do it.
The past couple days she hasn't bugged me about it, but I'm waiting for the bugging to start again.
Am I wrong to be annoyed by all this? My sister also asked me for help, but instead of asking me for all my research, she just wants me to point her in the right direction. She's done some searching on her own and just can't find the right info... I don't mind helping, but I'm not doing the legwork for someone else to reap the benefits.