By Need Help - 05/10/2017 16:30 - United States - Victorville
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Upset she nearly died, by a stupid move doing exactly what she'd been warned against doing. And then her recklessness half ruined OPs life. What, you'd be happy if your gramma broke her wrists? You'd be happy if you had to give up school because of someone else's foolish mistake?
This isn't an FML and it isn't a YDI. It's a ICBI - I Can't Believe It. Here's your grandma, who probably made many sacrifices for her family and was crazy about you like most grandmas. She may die soon and needs you to take care of her. Instead of considering that a privilege, you're upset because you might have to delay your graduation date by a whole semester - horror of horrors!o
On average one semester at college it costs $4825, and that's just for public/state colleges without out-of-state tuition. Plus the grandma probably had medical bills, and recovery time will take a lot longer now that she's older. All of this could have been prevented if the grandmother just had a person accompanying her when she went for walks.
It's an accident, it can happen to anyone. Why do you make it sound like your grandmother deliberately got hurt to give you trouble? I suppose you just expects your grandmother to sit inside her home till the day she dies.
How did she not deliberately cause this? How could it happen to anyone? If my Dr told me I'd likely die if I did something, there's no way I'd do it! If I did then yeah, I'm asking for trouble. That's not an "accident" anymore than someone taking a bullet in Russian roulette is- you know the risk and do it anyway that's a bad choice, not an accident.
I'm not sure whether the semester is fucked because of medical expenses stealing the college fund, or because OP is forced to be the Grandma's caretaker but either way it's infuriating. If I was told doing something could cause my death & I did it anyway, obviously that's a stupid move, plus cruel to my loved ones who would want me to follow Dr's orders. Just because she's old some of these commenters are excusing her irresponsible actions? What if an older matriarch was trying to achieve her dreams of a degree and had to drop out because her reckless kid busted himself up riding a shopping cart off a roof? Doing some stupid stunt and fucking up your family's lives is a dick move whether you're young or old. I hope she's extremely apologetic and grateful. Probably not- if she gave a shit about her family she'd never have taken such a risk to begin with.