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By Anonymous / Sunday 6 December 2015 15:36 / United States - Saint Cloud
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By  max_dilbe  |  13

Sorry about your mom's stupid mistake OP, but you can't kick out your own mom right? Hope you explained everything to her so that she won't make the same mistake twice...

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By  Balphleair  |  22

I feel you OP. But at least she'll keep the place tidy and nice with her mom-cleaning abilities.

By  Ethan_Anonymous  |  28

$200? Where do you live where rent is that low

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  PenguinBitch  |  43

They live in Nigeria.

By  allykaymorris  |  24

At least it wasn't for other activities (;

By  max_dilbe  |  13

Sorry about your mom's stupid mistake OP, but you can't kick out your own mom right? Hope you explained everything to her so that she won't make the same mistake twice...

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  marcranger  |  28

Yes, you can kick out your own mother. You can also put your foot down about allowing her to move in before eviction becomes a necessity. I know from harsh personal experience, OP, that saying no nicely but firmly is absolutely the right thing to do for your sanity.

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  JustinJK  |  21

I don't understand how parents can be this dysfunctional. My mom is a disaster, so I cut ties with her. Thankfully my father is a functioning adult who owns his own home and doesn't have to borrow money from me. So I really disagree with you #6. OP should put their foot down or it'll keep happening.

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  max_dilbe  |  13

Haha some of you guys seem pretty upset with the OP's mom. I mean u're right but I grew up in a society (I'm from Sri Lanka btw) where parents mean much more to their kids than in most of the western cultures. Prolly cause here they don't just give up on their kids as soon as they're 18 (They'll even spoil their 30 year old married child if they can! :P). Families are a really tight circle and no one would throw out their mother just coz she made a mistake and doesn't have a place to stay... But you know, that's just my opinion. Cheers :D

By  the_real_dvd  |  21

Unfortunately, probably not. These scammers often use burner emails and phone numbers as well as offshore accounts that are usually untraceable. That money is gone. Tough lesson to learn, but the mother needs to get educated on recognizing potential scams. Those people, as terrible as they are, only stay in business because people keep sending them money.

By  abattior  |  18

she's your mom, if she needs help don't complain at least don't make her homeless.

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  MonstreBelle  |  28

OP has already tried to help her by giving her $200 so that she wouldn't be homeless. OP has every right to be upset that their hard earned money was given to a scammer with no way to get it back. OP and their mom may not have a good relationship. It's not OP's job to take responsibility for their mom's mistake and bear the brunt of the consequences. Being upset and complaining about the situation their mom has put them in doesn't mean they hate her or that they are a bad person. Neither would deciding to not allow their mom to move in. If it was me, I would help my mom until she got back on her feet. But we have a good relationship and living together wouldn't cause problems. Unfortunately, not every kid has that kind of relationship with their parent

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  1jordan1  |  11

I agree. I mean we don't know the situation with the ops mom and their relationship, but she's your mom. she raised you, fed you, and clothed you for years and now when she asks for some help you have to give it reluctantly?

By  PenguinsLaugh  |  24

How old is your mom, OP? You might want to make sure she's mentally capable of living on her own before helping her find another place. Dementia can strike earlier than you think. Also, even if the authorities can't do anything about the situation, reporting it still helps others from becoming a victim. Good luck to you and your mom!

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