By Anonymous - United Kingdom
Today, I found my 15-year-old son sleeping on the couch. I asked why, and he said he'd rented his room out to someone on Craigslist to make extra money, so he was getting used to sleeping in the living room instead. FML
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By  _Peppermint_  |  34

He sounds spoiled as hell.

  cristy91  |  33

Spoiled for making a decision which affects the entire family and consulting no one before the decision was made. Had OP not found him on the couch, they may have learned of his agreememt when the new guest was already inside.

  countryb_cth  |  38

Even though what he did was incredibly stupid that does not make him spoiled. It does make him selfish that he did this without asking permission and without thinking of the other people in his house not spoiled.

  MrConcise  |  34

Merriam-Webster on spoiled: to give (someone, such as a child) everything that he or she wants : to have a bad effect on (someone) by allowing too many things or by not correcting bad behavior.

I'm gonna have to agree with #4 on this. He feels he's entitled to rent out his parents' property, meaning he has a sense of shared ownership of his parents' house. This likely means he expects that he can do as he pleases because he hasn't been "disallowed too many things". Spoiled.

Man, I love languages and semantics. :)

  jeff_boles  |  12

The definition that #47 gave does not prove his point. Just because the child feels that way, does not mean that the parent is giving him everything he wants. The definition is based on what the child is given, not how the child feels. I too love language and semantics. :)

  MrConcise  |  34

Aha, but the definition also included "not correcting bad behavior". The argument is valid because I stated to even get to the point of putting a plan like this into motion, there must have been at least a little leniency in discipline. I don't agree that he is definitely spoiled, and we don't know enough to say one way or the other, but the son even considering this acceptable points to lax parenting. Even if this plan was stopped, that doesn't mean he isn't spoiled - just that OP drew a line somewhere.