My little bro (Dd) and his girlfriend (K) moved into a flat of their own about three months ago. All is well and good. Both of them were working and money wasn't hard to find. Unfortunately, K broke her arm and as a result was given an unfair dismissal form her work placement (which she is currently taking them through the courts for) and now Dd is supporting them both - paying for food, the bills, rent and council tax and anything else unforseen. Now, even though he earns enough to be able to do that, it's really tight for them and K is feeling really bad about not being able to find work. Jobs up here are very few and far between. My father had said to them that if they ever needed help, all they had to do was ask. So Dd did what I've had to do on several occasions, which is swallow pride and ask for the help. All he wanted was help with the council tax, because it comes out of his account on the 25th but he woudln't get paid until the 28th. the intention was that he would borrow the money from dad and pay it back from the wages he'd get on the 28th. three days that dad wouldn't have that money. Dad threw it back in his face and launched into a lecture about how kids were ungrateful for money etc, etc. I've no qualms what he does to me... I've been a failure ever since I left high school a year early and I've kind of gotten used to being treated like that, but my little bro is doing something with his life... he's not made any of the mistakes that I have in my life and it's not like dad would never see that money back. He made me so angry and for once in my life I stood up to him and I told him exactly what I thought of him treating Dd like that. I told him that I didn't care what he did to me, but if he didn't keep my little bro safe then by God, I would. It just makes me so mad that he can make an offer and then throw it back at him like that. He since gave in and has agreed to help him out - I mean, it' snot like he can't afford to - but a father shoudln't really need to be persuaded to help out their own child. Sorry about the rant... but it felt good to get that off my chest.
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1/4/05 at 4:27am