December 31, 2019:

With her family she loved to set me up for failure.

Alien rituals: the expectations of habit and history. Unintuitive customs that are uniquely theirs, which haven't been explained but which you're expected to observe.

She could help. But in her aggression and her petty maliciousness she prefers to see you fall. It's the sober version of her nightly violence: "Hey everyone, look how stupid!"