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FML - The follow-up

Today, my father complained to me about his lack of money. He makes twice as much as me, and doesn't pay rent, electricity or water. FML

estrelladam_fml Say more :
Hi, it's OP there. I'd like to give you more details because I always like to know what's behind a story. I didn't register before today, and in fact never thought i'd be published. My father doesn't live with me, fortunately. He lives in a house divided in two. The other half is occupied by his brother, who pays the bills (and isn't very happy about it!). He is retired and has no debt. He doesn't pay for the house insurance either, and managed to get his taxes lowered, though he still complain
By estrelladam / Tuesday 8 March 2016 20:52 / United Kingdom - London
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You can be living free and have no job, no money. My ex couldn't hold a job, I paid our rent and bills, she always complained about not having money. Not having money is a reason to complain about not having money.

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My mistake - OP's follow-up makes it clear that he's actually retired, which means he's probably got a pension. However, any pension that is twice as much as even a BASIC living wage (minimum wage) is a fairly decent one, and he should be able to have a fairly high standard of living, unless he squanders it all on useless BS. He needs to stop complaining.

I have the same issue with my friends. I have one in particular who has huge 2 bedroom apartment to himself filled with dc/marvel memorabilia and he eats out all the time, he is on centrelink (welfare) and doesn't work.

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