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How would you feel if it was your birthday, and your parents go out of their way to buy something expensive for your sibling? If you have one.

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#2 I can call Child Protective Services if you want. Having a thousand dollar laptop without a CD Drive is a serious offense.

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I'm not complaining or being an ungrateful bitch. I am very happy with my laptop and am grateful to have it. I'm just saying it pisses me off when people spoil their kids extensive amounts and especially on their other siblings birthday. Sorry for the misunderstanding.

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I was so confused as to why everyone just assumed #2 was complaining. The statement they made just seemed to be a very broad comment on the OP's story and in no way was she trying to be a, "whiny, ungrateful bitch." Sometimes you guys should make sure you all understand what somebody is saying before judging them. Hypocrites.

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My brother got a plasma screen tv and I got a cheap ass camera from a checkout at a grocery store. I feel your pain.

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Whenever my birthday comes around, my parents buy stuff for my sister because "it wouldn't be fair if you got all the presents!" It doesn't work the other way when her birthday comes around, either.

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Wow, it's a good thing my parents only take us out for dinner on our birthdays and we get presents at Christmas.

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I don't find it ungrateful when the sibling receives a present on OP's birthday. It's the parents being downright dicks.

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if she had gotten a gift voucher and her brother didn't get anything, that wouldn't be so bad. The reason this is an FML is because it's hard not to be ungrateful when it's YOUR birthday and you brother gets a better present, and I mean waay better (as in there's a couple hundred dollar difference between the gift) . Also, it seems like OP wouldn't be upset about not getting a gift, but it looks like OP is upset that it's a celebration of her day and her brother is getting the benefits of OP's o

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#28 You should never have kids. I mean it, never ever breed. I am not going to demand respect from my kids. I am going to earn it. I will not yell at them for 'talking back' - I will explain exactly what they said or did that was wrong and why. I will teach them HOW to 'talk back' - how to communicate your needs and your protests logically, thoughtfully and how to reason with someone to see your side, and how to accept your mistakes when you're wrong (actually a very important skill). I will te

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4, I almost hope your parents start treating you like dog shit just because "the world isn't fair" so it's perfectly ok.

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thank you #100, and everyone else who kindly upvoted my novel of a rant. This is a personal topic for me - my childhood, as well as observations of close friends/loved ones' relationships with their parents has taught me much about how NOT to be a parent in future. I'm glad to see the majority of people on here agree that #4/#28 has got the totally wrong idea about it haha :)

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Let me dumb this down for you: 1) OP had birthday 2) OP IS NOT COMPLAINING ABOUT NOT GETTING A GIFT BUT RATHER OPS BROTHER GETTING A GIFT 3) ON OPS BIRTHDAY get it now sweetie?

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So do you never complain about anything that happens to you? Since someone is always in a worse situation than you are there's no need to ever express negative feelings, right?

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There is virtually no one who needs a $1300-$2000 computer for school. I'm a programmer and 90% of the time, I use a netbook that was $300 when I got it four years ago. It performs admirably and there are only a handful of uses where more power is needed, most commonly gaming. He did not NEED his parents to buy him a MacBook.

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I'm an artist and was doing fine with my pc, however I find the art programs and animation apps and software I can use on a Mac to be superior to PC. But that's a personal preference, as they both have pros and cons. I love PC and I love Mac, I just happen to find mac to be a better fit for my chosen career. That being said, it's not necessary for TAKING NOTES IN SCHOOL WHEN YOURE 11. if you want to go out and buy a Mac because you like the OS or want one, go ahead, but claiming you "need&q

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That's not what #15 was saying. Kids that age don't usually take care of their things, so it's likely that the computer will end up broken.

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