By Anonymous - 27/12/2010 19:51 - Estonia

Today, I realized that not only did my parents not get me anything for Christmas, they also stole the $500 my grandparents gave me to buy a computer. FML
I agree, your life sucks 44 089
You deserved it 2 852

Same thing different taste

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@ #9-Parents are obligated to feed their children and provide a roof over their heads. It does not justify stealing. It's too bad Santa couldn't bring OP a new family for Christmas.


fakeaccountX 6

I bet you can't wait to move out.

My family too. Fyl op. And only a computer? that $500 could totally have bought a laptop

That 500 dollars could have gone a long way towards helping him buy a computer, any computer, and could get him a decent laptop too. My mom used to do this kind of shit too till I yelled at her and threatened to move out. Being the scared person she is, she stopped taking my cash. Just confront your parents about it, just because they're your parents doesn't mean it's ok for them to take money from you that wasn't given to you by them.

ydi for not $500 spent laptop parents poop bicycles sorry that kind of got away from me. No bt seriously OP FYL That sucks!

Tweety122888 0

17 - so if your parents give you money its okay for them to take it back?! sometimes parents just need to be set straight. it works if you do it right.

sugarr0babby0 0

62 that's not why poor people have lots of children. they usually have lots of children either because they have unprotected sex or they have a lot of children so the child can work and give money for the family.

hahayousucks 3

merry Christmas. have a computer, btw you didn't have enough for the tax, cough it up...

There are all sorts of reasons poor people have more children on average. Less access to contraceptives, less education about how much children can cost to raise, wanting a base of stability to support them when they are elderly (mostly in developing nations). Or they might just be irresponsible. It's a cycle that is unlikely to change, though there has been a substantial drop in teenage pregnancies in the last few years. We are at the lowest % of teen pregnancy that we have been in the 70 years they have been keeping track.

79 - What astounding verbiage from a cretin such as yourself! I applaud you for your attempts to join society.

maybe the parents are having money troubles, if they need the money dont be selfish help out.

teen pregnancy is not at an all time low in the US. It has been increasing steadily since Bush created abstinence only sex education funding mandates.

@17 i tried even worse threats than "moving out"on my mum - instead of complying she just hit me with a wooden spoon - FYL@ OP

nicole4rmmi 0

yea they sound like stellar parents. i say go live with ur grandma.

hasards 8

If they'd spent it on food or to pay the rent or something, I could understand that. Taking money from your own children without permission or good reason, however, is just wrong.

btnhdude 0

I agree with jewban. **** that shit.

iSitt 0

in this decade, having a computer is as important as food and utilities. If your family doesn't have one then you all have to chip in. They should have asked you for it first. but now how can you afford Internet

So I guess they just bought you a computer... with your money. Sucks!... unless of course you wanted a computer but then you could have bought your own :(

Wha? I think maybe you didn't understand the FML. OP was given money for a computer, his parents took it. He now has no cash and no computer.

ahhhh, it sounded like they stole the $500 to buy a computer. This can be read 2 ways. Quite possibly my bad.... or was it?

It doesn't say that the $500 was given to buy a computer. Only that the parents stole it and used it to buy a computer.

oh I was seeing it the other way where the op was given $500 to buy a computer but the $500 was taken away these people need to get their stories straight

76 is right, $500 was given so OP could but a computer, but the parents took it away.

none of u know what urtalking about... OP's parents didnt get him or her anything for xmas - shitty Now, OP must have known, or later found out his or her grandparents were giving them money for a computer. OP's parents were scumbags and took it for themselves. there is no way that the post could be read more than one way. and clearly OP has the story straight

"Here it is! Your Christmas present! No need to thank us, we didn't foot the bill."

This has happened to me many times for my birthday and christmas money...

iJasper 8

I know right? My mother stole my $300 for the operation my dog, and used it to buy a new phone for herself. She said that since she is my mother I 'have to give her money for everything she has bought for me' and that 'dogs are useless animals and don't need to have an operation on him.' >.> My dog got run over by a kid on a bike and sufferred extreme blood loss. We had to put him down :'(

This makes me pissed, I cannot believe a human would do that. If my parents did that I would move out. And if anything happened to my dogs...

mintcar 9

That sucks, and I'm sorry they stole from you. But they're your parents. They've fed you and pretty much put a roof over your head for years. Anyways, it still sucks FYL.

renaet 0

So that means they can steal her money? :/

mintcar 9

No, it wasn't what I was trying to say. It doesn't excuse them from what they did, it's still wrong.

dude **** her parents who cares if the gave her food and sheltor? we pay for all their shit when they are old so nah nah nah nah nah

sydneydallas 5

You were pretty much saying that it was okay for the parents to take the money... which it wasn't. You don't owe your parents anything for giving you food and shelter... it's their jobs as parents to provide that.

yeah no if they took my money i'd be like hey who cares if you feed my your fault I'm here then tale they key and be like my car now so teaches you to take my cash so what I'm tryin to say is they shouldn't have done it and he should get back at them

Fake photos are even worse than leaving your photo blank.

srry zap you fail at trying to be a girl/that's not ugly because u can see the numbers on her waist indicating maybe a stock photo idk but you fail god it won't let me comment :(

@ #9-Parents are obligated to feed their children and provide a roof over their heads. It does not justify stealing. It's too bad Santa couldn't bring OP a new family for Christmas.