posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 04:21 PM
I am not talking about the younger generation here, but my generation, the 30-50 year old kid's.
Last year, my mother had listened to me enough about the state of the world's finances that she decided to take some of her money out of the bank and
put it in a safe.
At the time, I went with her, and as the teller handed her the money, she would hand it to me, and I would put it in my pocket. This got strange
look's from the manager until she explained that I was her son.
Now two of her friends had decided to do the same thing just recently.
The first friend which I grew up with has two children that I know very well. Figuring that they were just too busy, I went out with her and she
purchased a safe that I installed, and then went to the same bank so she could withdraw some money. She was told that she would have to wait 4 day's
to order the cash, so whatever, we went back 4 day's later and did the same thing that my mother and I did. Got more strange look's from the
When we got back to her place, she made me swear that I never tell her children what she had done as they weren't aware that she had that money. This
bothered me a little but, I agreed. Then I got to thinking, why doesn't she want her children to know, shouldn't they be the ones you trust the
Now the second friend of my mother had won a lawsuit against a doctor and a hospital and is very wealthy. Her husband died just after the lawsuit was
settled but before he died, he bought one of his son's an apartment building. I believe that it has around 20 apartments in it, all of them
Today, I took this woman to the bank to withdraw a great deal of money. She had already informed the bank of her withdrawal a week ago. Everything was
going fine until the manager asked her to step aside and spoke to her about the withdrawal, and why she was giving it to me. She got nervous and
informed him (I couldn't hear any of this), that I was her son.
Now I have to give the manager credit, as the police were waiting for us outside the mall where the bank is located. Everything was explained to their
satisfaction and they even gave us an escort back to her place. It was rather embarrassing though to tell the truth.
The problem came when she started telling me that her rent was going up. Now she had sold her house and was now living in the building that she bought
her son. I asked what she meant as I could not believe what I was hearing, and yes, her son was charging his mother rent, in the building she bought
She could see that I was getting upset and she started to cry as she doesn't want anyone, including my mother to know this. To top it off, he has
been charging her for internet access, that he spliced from his own, and charging her more than he is paying for it to the cable company.
I am in shock here. What has gone wrong in our society that children are taking advantage of their parents. This is worse than criminal to me.
If I had to sell everything I own just to help my mother out of some sort of financial disaster, I wouldn't think twice.
Is this what society has come down to? Ripping off your own parents??
I wish that this was a bad dream that I am going to wake up from, but I know it's not.
How widespread is this I wonder, as both of these women are embarrassed to have anyone know, and yet they realize that they can't trust their own
I am pissed off and somewhat ashamed of my generation today.
and that's all I have to say about that