Responsibilities

By Anonymous - 18/12/2021 02:01

Today, my daughter got upset because, even though I bought the car for her when she got her license, I told her it was her responsibility to pay the tax, insurance and MOT every year. End result, my daughter is a selfish brat and I returned the car, but lost a bunch of my deposit money. FML
I agree, your life sucks 780
You deserved it 338

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If Daughter had a job and the ability to pay these expenses that would be fair as long as she understood that was the deal. But if daughter couldn’t make those payments or Mom didn’t explain those details to daughter then it wasn’t such a great deal for either one. I assume daughter is young if she just got her license. Basically most things need to be agreed on before you just go ahead and do something like this. When I was in college I had enough trouble with the basic expenses of gas and tires along with my other expenses in school. I wouldn’t have been able to cover auto insurance and taxes. Fortunately my Dad covered those things on my car while I was in school. If you knew your daughter couldn’t afford the expenses of a car and you couldn’t afford them either, then you made a serious mistake.

This is why parents should never buy their kids a car. Co-sign, maybe, like my dad did, but buying them a car outright? Especially if they're a teenager? Absolutely not. And I certainly hope it wasn't a brand new car, either.

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If Daughter had a job and the ability to pay these expenses that would be fair as long as she understood that was the deal. But if daughter couldn’t make those payments or Mom didn’t explain those details to daughter then it wasn’t such a great deal for either one. I assume daughter is young if she just got her license. Basically most things need to be agreed on before you just go ahead and do something like this. When I was in college I had enough trouble with the basic expenses of gas and tires along with my other expenses in school. I wouldn’t have been able to cover auto insurance and taxes. Fortunately my Dad covered those things on my car while I was in school. If you knew your daughter couldn’t afford the expenses of a car and you couldn’t afford them either, then you made a serious mistake.

Since OP said he bought the car as soon as his daughter got her license, I assume his daughter is still in her teens, or possibly very early 20's. Therefore, it's unlikely his daughter is financially stable. OP might want to learn the definition of a "white elephant".

or daughter can learn the ability to get up off her ass and start taking some responsibility. wanna be treated like an adult and have adult things? then act like a fucking adult

Who said they wanted to be treated like an adult tbh? Let teenagers be teenagers. You work your whole life, honestly what is the point in starting young? I did & honestly wish I would’ve spent more time relaxing before being out in the real world

wysegirl 22

Nice that you bought the car but you should know your child better. Your child doesn't know how lucky she is. I wish my parent would have bought my vehicle.

This is why parents should never buy their kids a car. Co-sign, maybe, like my dad did, but buying them a car outright? Especially if they're a teenager? Absolutely not. And I certainly hope it wasn't a brand new car, either.