By Cougar - 24/07/2009 19:05 - United States
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YDI. I assume that you would keep your $500 on a shelf. or a cabinet displaying your awesome books. Now, I seriously ask, if your mother isj ust coming in your place to clean your shit (suggesting that YOU YOURSELF DO NOT KEEP IT VERY CLEAN) I really doubt she's going through your shelves looking for stuff to throw away. Maybe 27 $500 books are the kinds of things you keep locked up. Maybe. Or maybe you're an idiot like the 20,000 people who agree that "parents suck man! they always clean my stuff when it's really dirty!!!! :( "
For #135. Seriously? "Book collecting loser"? I find it so sad that even the slightest sign of intelligence or individualism is looked down upon. Before you call me an idiot or "nerd" or some such thing, know that I don't give a damn what you say about me, I simply disparage your passive aggressive, pseudo-macho defensive complex. Why is it that it has become a standard for the majority of people to reflect these same behaviours? I find it sad that ideas like that exist; all because somebody, somewhere, convinced everybody that conformity is a thing to be desired, and that personality is a thing to be hated. This is my first post on Fmylife, and whilst I know this isn't the only small-minded opinion out there, I just found this comment so repulsive I HAD to reply. I'm not saying you're a bad person, just that you're doing a very bad thing. Open up, and stop acting like the perpetual "high school jock", it'll bite you in the ass some day if you don't. Mark Aracle, signing off...
I really don't understand how people's parents feel so obligated to "clean" their children's personal items. I understand if it's somewhere else in the house, such as the family room or kitchen, but everyone should have the right to keep what they want in their room. She should have asked you first. I would be furious.
@8/24: It's possible they were given to her by her dad. It's also possible that she isn't living at home? Perhaps her mum came to stay, and mum's tend to take over the household when they come to stay. I think the second is more likely. If she was still living at home, her mum would probably know about the $13500 worth of books in her room. OP, your life is seriously fucked. FYL for having a stupid mum who thinks she can throw out your stuff without asking.
I have antique books that I bought for cheaps or recieved for free, but are really worth a lot. Some people are stupid and basically give that stuff away without knowing, and others are assured that you will take care of it forever like they did. So, for all you know, those could have been gifts or things the OP picked up at a garage sale. Also, it sounds more to me like the OP is now living on their own but had some things left over in their old room, and hadn't gotten around to cleaning it out. @OP: Sucks! Nobody should EVER throw away books, no matter how "old and useless" they are. At least donate them to a library! Especially since they were your books... she should have asked first! FYL for sure :c
Plus, in some cases, you DON'T want to have anything extremely valuable with you in college. Actually, that's probably most cases. Especially if it's big and bulky, like 27 old books. There's way too much room that you could use for more practical things, like books you would actually use for studies, or a porn stash, or clothes or something. It's also pretty risky considering you have roommates most of the time. So back home was probably one of the safest places for them to be...it's just that the OP's mother is an airheaded bimbo. Hopefully, they weren't too far gone (you know, like already in the dump truck or in someone else's house). Hell, even if they were in someone else's house you can probably take them back due to the fact your mother never asked you before she got rid of them... In any case, OP, this was incredibly stupid and rude of your mother to have done. Cleaning up or not, you don't just throw away stuff like that/without asking. Hell, my mother doesn't even look at any scraps of paper I might have lying around my room because it might be something I drew in a series of sketches and tore out to make a standalone piece, and she's obsessive about cleaning. ... But you probably should have informed her (though, I do know why you wouldn't have; there was no reason to until now, because there's no way you would have thought 'oh, she's going to throw away my 13.5 thousand dollars worth of books,' so...yeah).
She could have inherited them from her grandparents, great-grandparents, uncles or aunts and therefore the Mom/parents had no clue what they were actually worth... I wouldn't doubt it at all. When my grandma died years ago she had put it in her will that all her kids,grandkids etc. were supposed to go through her apartment and take whatever they want to and whatever isn't taken give away to charity organizations. We found a bunch of stuff in her place that looked totally worthless but ended up being worth some money and no-one knew she had that stuff not even her kids :)
I don't want to have to keep repeating this comment, but I must say there is every chance (in fact it's probably MORE likely) that the OP doesn't live at home, and her mum just came to stay at her place for a bit, and cleaned her room because mums are like that. Also, if the OP was living at home, the mum would probably know about the $13500 worth of books
FYL :( Make her pay you the $13,500 :P
ouch. that's $13,500 you just lost. You have my sincerest condolences. that really does suck.