Frends???

Canada
June 24, 2008 1:34pm CST
If you all had a friend that you wanted to help out and you let her come live with you rent free in exchange for childcare (just until you both moved into the city) and this friend of yours broke your DVD player, Her kid broke your childs bed and then this friend proceeded to melt the keys on your keyboard to your laptop, What would you do? This very thing has happened to me and I just wondered if anyone else would have done the same as I have done.
5 responses
@chrislotz (8207)
• Canada
25 Jun 08
First thing I would do is talk to my friend about it. Did she tell you about the things they broke or did she try to hide it? Did she feel bd about it and offer to replace the DVD player and bed? Can these things be fixed? Are they of great value? You need to speak to her and tell her that either she and her daughter respect your things enough to take care of them, or they will have to leave. Things do happen and we all have accidents, so it depends on how she has handled the situations or if she even cares. What did you do about it?
• Canada
25 Jun 08
She lied about all of it and still won't tell the truth. Now the dvd player and the bed i can deal with she don't wanna fess up to that it's fine BUT my laptop is a $3000 machine and when I left my house she was sitting on my laptop so she could use the web camera. I come home and it is turned off... I never turn my laptop off and she knows is... I asked her why my laptop is off and she says something about the keys typing by themselves so she turned it off... ok thats fine but then I turn it on and can''t use the keys so I turned it off and was looking at the keyboard and hmmmmm the keys on the right side are melted... There is a lamp sitting on a freakin coat on the table beside my laptop. It very well could have fallen over while she was outta the room. IF she had told me the truth I all I would have done was asked her to help me pay for the repairs that's it. nothing more than probably $30. I think she was looking for a scape goat tho. I live on a farm 25 minutes from the city and I know she wanted to be in the city so it was the perfect way for her to get back into the city. Well I am no longer friends with her and she can go blow a goat LMAO
@chrislotz (8207)
• Canada
26 Jun 08
With a friend like her, who needs enemies. It is good that you told her to leave and it is good to not be her friend anymore. Accidents happen but the problem is that she lied to you about it. And friends don't lie to each other.
@fwidman (11519)
• United States
24 Jun 08
I believe I would be packing up their stuff and setting it outside and telling them "Good-bye!"! This isn't your friend, this is a Tasmanian devil whirling through your house destroying things. Best to get rid of them now, while you still have something left :(
• Canada
24 Jun 08
LOL thats exactly what I did. I just wanted to make sure I didn't over react. Thank You !!!
@fwidman (11519)
• United States
24 Jun 08
Nope, you didn't over-react :) Some people just don't seem to respect other peoples stuff:(
• United States
25 Jun 08
If it was demand restitution or replacement, or put her butt out then yes Strawberry, we are on the same wavelength. These things cost money, and part of the deal wasn't for you and your kid to wreck my things! On top of the matter, this crazy is a firebug and there are kids in the house. What could have started as I can only guess payback could have had a tragic ending for everyone involved.
@chej18 (915)
• United States
24 Jun 08
I will talk to her and tell her.Friend this is my house and i got rules.Destrying things and bringing somebody at home w/out my knowledge is one of them.Your kid destroy many things in the house.I cannot work w/ that.If this things go further sorry friend but i cant do anything anymore to help you.Mybe you got someone else that you can move-in for a while becouse i dont want our relationship as friend being destroy becouse of all these.I hope you will understand.That exactly i am going to tell her.Have a nice day and goodluck w/ that.Takecare! Greetings from Che!
@snowy22315 (30030)
• United States
24 Jun 08
I think I would give her a notice. Say she has a few weeks to find a place to live because it is not working out. It's your house so you have the right too say who lives there or not.