Thursday, February 25, 2010

What would you do?

I wanted to ask what you guys would do in the following situation.

Your child spends the night at a friend's house. The friend's name is G and there's another friend who also spent the night, named J. The next day, G's parents leave the children at home with G's 17 y/o sister. The sister let's the children go outside to play in the snow. They pack a bag with some drinks and for some reason, G decides he's going to bring his PSP with them. On their way back from playing they throw all of the drinks in the bag along with the PSP. Your child didn't close the top tight enough on his drink and it leaks out into the bag. Now G's PSP is broken. What would you do?

16 comments:

Joker_SATX said...

Time to make the parents pay for a new PSP as punishment for leaving your kid with a 17 year old babysitter and not consulting you in the first place.

You should thank your lucky stars that this is the only bad thing that happened.

Southern Sage said...

Nothing. The kid that owns the PSP (whatever the f that is) needs to be responsible for his shit.

Since the act wasn't malicious then the fault falls on the one who should have been responsible for it.

Get8More said...

That DAMN Southern Sage is right AGAIN!

DAMN!!!

Randi said...

I think 17 is plenty old enough to babysit without permission. Hell, I was babysitting infants when I was 12.
Aside from that, it sounds like a case of "shit happens." A tough lesson for G to learn but a lesson nonetheless.

April said...

Joker: If I were G's parents, I would've asked the parents of any children staying over if it was OK with them to have the 17 y/o watch their child. However, I don't so much mind that they didn't. I wouldn't have let my son spend the night there if I didn't trust their judgment. What bothers me most about the whole situation is that the said 17 y/o got nasty with me and said, "YOUR SON didn't close the lid to his Gatorade bottle tight enough and now MY BROTHER'S PSP is BROKEN. He's going to have to give us $300 to get MY BROTHER a new one! If not, you'll be hearing from our lawyer!" Since I now know their daughter is a disrespectful bitch, my son won't be staying the night there anymore.

Sage: I'm of the same opinion of you. I asked Ethan if he did it on purpose and he looked at me like I was crazy. My question is why in the hell would anyone bring a PSP to go play in the damn snow?

Get8More: Did Sage pay you to say that? You're gonna give that man an even bigger head!

Randi: I was considering paying for half of the PSP. I mean, those things aren't cheap and I don't have that kind of money just laying around. But I told the bitchy sister and G to have their parents call me so we can work something out. I've never head a peep from them. So maybe they feel that "shit happens" too. Well, let's hope they do anyway.

Grant said...

I'd also offer to pay half. It was an accident and both parties were involved. I never liked it when "friends" would accidentally destroy my stuff and then take a "sucks to be you" attitude.

Joanna Cake said...

Easy if you have the sort of lifestyle that means you have $300 lying around, tough if you havent. Like you, I wonder why kids feel the need to take expensive electronic equipment into places where it is at risk.

I cant help thinking that if we didnt just replace the items when something bad happened, they might actually take better care of their stuff in future.

If the parents havent asked, then I wouldnt sweat it. Your relationship with them might have a bit of a dent in it for a while but then, do you want to encourage it if they leave your kids with a minor without asking you if you were ok with it first? Some things happen for a reason.

~Kenny said...

Nothing...shit happens...stupid put a PSP in a bag of soda..If anything you should request that G's parents get him a vasectomy before he breeds and further weakens the gene pool!

f1trey said...

shit.....thats rough.......shit happens???

Hubman said...

Sounds like a kid has the opportunity to learn a valuable life lesson in taking care of his own shit! That'll learn 'em!

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hotdrwife said...

Well, if I were the parents of G, I'd say, "You didn't need to take that PSP out and shit happens, sorry".

I suspect the parents probably feel like it's a lesson learned.

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R said...

I'm with Grant here...I'd offer to pay half if my kid did that; it's just the right thing to do. It's not a case of "stupid put a PSP in a bag of soda", but rather someone tossing an unclosed soda in a bag with a PSP. But no one's stupid here, it's just an accident. Suggesting vasectomies gets us nowhere.

~Kenny said...

Ummm R I beg to differ sunshine...The paragraph read and I quote "They pack a bag with some drinks and for some reason G decides he's going to bring his PS with them.

A) He DID in fact throw his PSP in a bag full of sodas not the other way around as you have protrayed it

B) They were going out to play where? Oh yes the FUCKING SNOW. A great environment for a PSP

So yes the kid is stupid and obviously suggesting the child get a vasectomy is sarcasm. Are you really that literal?

R said...

Such hostility. I don't really care as much as you seem to, but since you pointed it out, I read this:

"On their way back from playing they throw all of the drinks in the bag along with the PSP." That makes it sound like the PSP was in the bag, and they threw the drinks in along with it.

Could be anyone's fault, I suppose, but I don't really care. I'm not trying to "protray" [sic] anything. All I said was, I'd offer to pay half the cost, as Grant suggested, for the very reasons he suggested. Your mileage may vary, "sunshine".