posted on Jan, 17 2018 @ 12:31 PM
Note: this is a personal rant, mostly, just because I may feel better typing it out...so don't expect anything profound, or anything.
What the hell is wrong with people? Some specific ones, right now, but I mean....I just would never even CONSIDER treating folks this way...especially
those who've done nothing but try and help me out.
First, there's my stepson. He's getting ready to move out the end of this month. Wants his "freedom" (despite having his own room, and we never
care what hours he keeps, just let us know if you'll be there a given night for dinner, or spending the night somewhere, etc.). He's moving in with
his sister (same reason when she moved out, and she even had her own outside door, lol). He'll be paying $50 more for rent, plus half the utilities,
and then food, toiletries, etc. (can't wait for him to see how this all adds up).
But, not mad about all that. We WANT him to learn on his own, so that's all good. He's been sleeping over at our daughter's place because it's
close to the new job. Comes home for ONE day and night (to do some more packing), and manages to break the toilet handle, and put a huge hole in the
wall with his bike helmet (doesn't even have a bike!)... Why? Because he was mad when he broke his "unbreakable" phone (Again!).... Just...really?
You're home one day, have to put a hole in my wall, and break my toilet? (while not even cleaning up anything around the house, or helping with the
horses, despite being home all day)??? I mean, if it doesn't help him, why bother, right?
Then, there's this boarder (we board horses as we have some acres and stalls for 10 horses (and only own 2). She got a divorce, and needed a new
place for her horses (no longer can use her home and land). She's an older lady, so can generally rely on them to be decent. I had a bad feeling
though, going in, but the wife fell for the sob story. Well, 3 months in, and she's way behind on board, keeps complaining her health keeps her from
taking care of her horses (she pays for SELF board), and still hasn't brought a saddle back she borrowed to try on a horse before she moved
We even had to pay to have one of her horse's feet done (because the poor thing just needed it, and she wasn't getting it done). Want to give her
notice, but really not until her next payment and bringing that saddle back (can likely sell it for about $200 or so). We've already forgiven all
kinds of fees (mostly because she's already way behind in board fees (hundreds), so doubt we'll see a lot of that either...). Fees for providing
horse blankets during cold weather (usually $10 charge per night needed, and she has 4 horses), late fees, fees for stall cleaning, etc. I just don't
get it. We gave her a bargain basement rate for board ($125 per horse, per month, and we do feedings and turn in/out, with her hay, feed).
Guess I just can't wait till just me and the wife in the house, and not having everything get broken. And it staying clean enough for company. And a
lower electric (as he's always up when the rest of the house sleeps).
And can't wait till this lady is gone, and she realizes she can't support these horses, and we get them to a good home that can. I get it, she loves
'em, but they are beyond her ability to provide for them.