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exactly! my parents are having a hard time, and I'm undrrage, so still living with them. I'm trying to get a book published, and offered to give them some of the money if I did. they outright refused, saying I'd be my money. I can't imagine it going the other way.

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getting a book published is quite an accomplishment! she should be proud either way weather the book was fantastic or awful. OP was able to get publisbed! parents should be proud of that right there!

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  ThatOneChick856

#31- Based just off what I'm formulating about the mother from this short FML, a woman like that does NOT deserve anybody's moral obligation no matter her circumstance. The parents who "demand compensation" for their own poor decisions tend to have never been very good parents in the first place.

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^ you missed the point. He's saying that certain people want everything or feel everything is owed to them. Like calling a telco for compensation, as if.

Tell her being real parent is unconditional love and enjoying watching your children grow up and being successful like you op. Not putting a cost on you. Congratulations on your book

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I think I understood #32... Not sure though. Did you mean that OP could be "thankful" to her parents? If yes, then I agree. But I don't think that her mother demanding something would help... Or she is just kidding with OP and she took it serious enough to write a FML, we'll never know.

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@32 just because she is the mother doesn't mean OP owes her a cent. It's one thing to be grateful for your mother that is if the mother was actually a good mother. We don't know OP's situation. It's one thing to maybe ask for a share of the money and it's another to ask for ALL of the money. Regardless the mother shouldn't be asking for any money just because "I raised you so you owe me."

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42- Exactly. Honestly if I became ridiculously successful I would love to spoil my parents. However if they came up to me telling me I "owe them," I would definitely reconsider. That's not what parents are.

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I'm a self respecting person, but my mother is a lunatic and a horrible person. Unfortunately she's rich, so I can't see her suffer and beg/demand for money from me.

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  ThatOneChick856

#32- When I become wealthy (and I do plan to eventually), I would absolutely love to use some of my money as presents to pay for my parents to have nice vacations. But it sounds like you're saying OP either HAS to do that kind of thing or OP should be sharing a portion of their income with their mother- which would be the biggest hunk of bullshit I've heard today.

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Hey, Scorpion Dude-- you are not understanding the point. The mom wanted something when she is the one who had, raised, and made this kid. If the child is over eighteen, they do not owe the mother anything. The mom is generally expected (and is supposed to) to love and care for the child. She is also forgetting that the book business, like any other business, has its flips and flops. The mom, whom I am now calling Glad, expects her child's book to go right through the roof, when it may just sit in the back of the bookstore, collecting dust. Glad also doesn't remember that NOT ALL BOOKS HAVE ROYALTIES. That is mainly in the product and patent business. So, in conclusion, people are NOT expected to just "demand" royalties from their child. In my opinion, parents don't need money from their kids unless: a) medical problems b) poverty c) old age d) surgeries about to happen they can't pay for

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