By Notfamous - 02/12/2015 22:18 - United States - West Point
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so basically she's trying to use you as her retirement plan. that's pretty shitty.
Well it seems she's forgetting that she was legally obligated to raise you until the age of 18, so you don't have to owe her anything for that.
She can demand all she wants, tell her the more she keeps showing off that side of herself the less you respect her
I think I understood #32... Not sure though. Did you mean that OP could be "thankful" to her parents? If yes, then I agree. But I don't think that her mother demanding something would help... Or she is just kidding with OP and she took it serious enough to write a FML, we'll never know.
@32 just because she is the mother doesn't mean OP owes her a cent. It's one thing to be grateful for your mother that is if the mother was actually a good mother. We don't know OP's situation. It's one thing to maybe ask for a share of the money and it's another to ask for ALL of the money. Regardless the mother shouldn't be asking for any money just because "I raised you so you owe me."
Hey, Scorpion Dude-- you are not understanding the point. The mom wanted something when she is the one who had, raised, and made this kid. If the child is over eighteen, they do not owe the mother anything. The mom is generally expected (and is supposed to) to love and care for the child. She is also forgetting that the book business, like any other business, has its flips and flops. The mom, whom I am now calling Glad, expects her child's book to go right through the roof, when it may just sit in the back of the bookstore, collecting dust. Glad also doesn't remember that NOT ALL BOOKS HAVE ROYALTIES. That is mainly in the product and patent business. So, in conclusion, people are NOT expected to just "demand" royalties from their child. In my opinion, parents don't need money from their kids unless: a) medical problems b) poverty c) old age d) surgeries about to happen they can't pay for