By Anon - Canada - Calgary
Today, at 8:00am, I walked into the kitchen and stubbed my toe. That's quite a normal occurrence, but this time, I stubbed it on my drunk, passed out, 53-year-old father's forehead. He's mad at me now and has cancelled my allowance. I'm 23. FML
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  chrisbeaudoin  |  26


  Steve97  |  32

Op sounds like he relies on his parents allowance I've been working since I was a teenager so op has no right to complain when he's fully capable of at least getting a part time job. I don't get why you people are down voting

  leogachi  |  15

@64 They're down voting because you assumed Op isn't working. This could have happened in Op's own home, which he pays for with his own money. Maybe I've seen too much of The Bing Bang Theory, but Op could be a self-sufficient adult who happens to get an allowance from his parents.

  silversolo  |  15

OP probably doesn't have an allowance, but since his father is drunk, he probably thought that OP was still 10 or something and that he still had allowance, so he cancelled it. OP most likely does have a job.

  squizzlebee  |  19

I've just turned 23 and until recently I was still getting allowance from my mum because I was studying away from home and only worked part time. Maybe OP's still living at home to study and gets allowance through having no time to work, or not had much luck job-hunting and can't afford to move out yet.

And regardless of why OP is still receiving allowance and living at home at 23, accidentally stubbing your toe on your drunk passed-out father is still a stupid reason for it to be withdrawn in my opinion.

  chinaski7628  |  32

To be fair, #4, this could very well have happened at OP's own place. My family all have keys to my apartment (thank goodness they also have a sense of boundaries). It's also possible OP is the responsible one and dad is living with/staying with OP. It's also possible (since OP is the one up in the morning) that OP has a job or is going to school. Best not to judge without all the facts and just empathize with OP.

  littlekellilee  |  45

Looking at OP's location, rent around Alberta can start around $1 500. OP may be living at home until he can afford a down payment on a house. As well, Alberta has been hit hard by the oil and gas recession so he could have had a job and lost it, like a large majority of the province. Don't be so quick to judge. I'm 26 and living at home, but have a full time job. I'm just about to move into the condo I finally bought.

  pink_lightning  |  16

I live in alberta. The oil and gas recession just hit, but the last 10 years jobs have been everywhere, everyone was hiring, and not for minimum wage either. At 23, he's had plenty of time to get established before the plummet. Voiding personal circumstances of course.

By  gosh_mate  |  30

Well it's his fault for passing out drunk on the kitchen floor...
However, maybe you should look into finding a job, so that your parents don't have such a high level of control in your life.