By pumpkinbutt - 17/01/2010 21:08 - France
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You shoulda told your grandparents that the first check didn't count and they have to write another one properly. Then cash them both in. $10000 :D
id rather be a sweet iddle pumpkinbutt with 5000 dollars than johnathan with $0
So what? Your grandparents just gave you FIVE GRAND you ungrateful shit!
They aren't being ungrateful, because there is nothing to be grateful for. OP didn't just get $5000. If the check wasn't made out in OPs name, it couldn't be cashed. They also probably ended up costing OP more money than that, since it was money for college, which usually needs to be paid by the start of semester. At most colleges that is this upcoming week or the week after. OP probably is now screwed and needs to find a loan asap to pay that money, and wont have time to find one that is decent, and from what I've seen a lot of college loans are rip-offs. Giving an uncashable check is quite rude. If you can't or wont help, then don't pretend to.
Atleast they gave a cheque, and NO where does it say that the OP couldn't post it. Just the fact that they couldn't look anyone in the eye after that. Maybe it was in 'Memo' part and they had the actual name of the OP. Besides you should have to be responsible for yourself, not only does it teach responsibility, but good ethic.
And while I get responsibility, I still think the grandparents should have been upfront from the start. If you are getting a loan from a bank, and then after all the paperwork is signed and dealt with, they don't actually give it to you, does that teach you responsibility? Why should depending on a family member to do what they promised be any different? It doesn't bother me that the grandparents aren't paying for college. What bothers me is that they said they would, and then didn't. I don't approve of breaking a promise. I consider a check to be a promise of money. If they weren't going to give the money, they shouldn't have given the check.