By DoubledTrouble - 21/07/2016 11:58 - United States - Washington
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And there are grown men who have no clue how to check the oil in their car. Age isn't a factor, it's about skill and exposure. I don't think the kid should be punished for trying to help. When I was 4, I wanted to make my brother happy so I took his favorite things and combined them. Kool Aid, Spyro the dragon and Playstation Ones don't mix well. He was pretty upset but I had no clue it would mess up the system I was upset that I ruined his things and made him mad. They've probably helped with the laundry before and thought using a cleaning supply would clean it out. They must have really loved that they were going to disney and wanted to make their dad happy by doing a task for him.
Honestly, is anyone old enough to know not to make stupid decisions? I bet you've made a stupid decision recently. I'm 20 and I have. My dad is 53 and has definitely made a very stupid decision recently, one that had negative consequences. I don't think we ever outgrow stupid decisions, we just make different ones at different points in our lives. Sometimes it's pouring tide into a gas tank. Sometimes it's dating the wrong person. Sometimes it's buying something you really can't afford, or making a hasty decision you later regret. Regardless of what stage we're at, we're all human and we're all still learning. If we lived in a world where none of our mistakes could be forgiven, it would be a very grim outlook for most of us.
"And now, because we have to pay $XXXX to fix the RV, we can't afford to go to Disney World."
It depends on the kids' ages, really. If the oldest is older than about 12 they should know better and should be able to keep the younger ones from doing such a thing. But if they're more like 7-8 or younger, then I could see it happening. But now I'm wondering, if the kids are young enough to think putting Tide in a gas tank is okay, where was the person responsible for them?
I hope no one started the engine. If they didn't, the problem is not too major. The fuel tank would need to be removed to get cleaned and any lines and pipe that connects to the gas tank where the fuel goes in when filling up. But if they ran the engine, then it is a FML moment for OP.