I could honestly write a book. Sufice it to say that my parents are good people, but we just don't see eye to eye on several issues anymore. When I lived at home, I did think that their opinion was right, but now that I'm an adult, and married w/ a kid, I see so many things that I just do NOT agree with! My parents are of the midset that once you are 18, you are responsible for yourself. THey never paid for my college, and I am the only one of my sibblings to even go to college (parents didn't go either). I always had to pay for my own fun activies (movies, eating out w/ friends, ect., even school stuff and school yearbooks, ect.). I do think I turned out very responsible moneywise, and I am very frugal. Anyway... back to the point of all this... Last night my sister, who just graduated on the 16th was in a car accident, and rolled her car. She just moved out (about an hour from my parents), and got a job. They bought her a car, and she was/is going to pay them back for it. She is also on their insurance, but pays for her part. My mom is telling me about it... my sister rolled the car, it is totaled, they can't even find one wheel, luckily she had her seatbelt on, and only has a bump onher head. It was a one vehicle accident, and they are not going to turn it in on ins. b/c the car isn't worth what the ins. co would up the premium (I do understand that part). But my mom goes on to say that now LS (lil sister) is still going to have to pay for that car, she still owes my parents (who are not in need of the money, and own a car dealership, car is only worth 1500.) the $$ for the car and insurance. They are not giving her another vehicle, she is close enough to walk to her job, ect. My mom didn't even go to check on her! This just *really* gripes me, b/c she is worried about the $$. They make plenty of $$! Seriously, they really do! But they are still so tight. They never had much when we were growing up, and that is fine, but now they do, and they are still not helping out! How on earth is an 18 year old w/o a car, ect. supposed to live? She has no education, no plans of getting one! Am I totally out of line to think they should at least go check on her? Of course, there is so much more that has gone on in the last year over my sister, but this is just too much! How do I deal w/ it? Do I have the right to judge them? I just feel horrible for my sister.
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5/28/04 at 6:17pm