have you ever paid to your parents for something you broke?

@alilin28 (1530)
Uruguay
March 6, 2010 4:18pm CST
yes, this is the question, have you ever paid to yout parents (with money or work) from something you broke? in my case yes, they said me that i must paid the cost of a big glass i have borken arguing with my sister, but of course, i didnt to this because i like break glasses, it was just an accident, but said me that im and my sister were guilty and we must to paid the cost of a new glass.. have you ever done it? whats about you? thanks for responding
14 responses
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
9 Mar 10
There has been one time in my life that I've had to pay my mother for something that my brother and I broke. Well, we didn't pay her cash, she instead took us to the home repair store and made the two of us split the cost to buy a new door for her bathroom as I smacked the bathroom door way too hard after my little brother dashed into the bathroom ahead of me. The really funny thing about this is that she has never put that door up and we are now about 12 years later.
• Portugal
8 Mar 10
Hello,Alilin!!! No,I Haven't Paid Any Thing I'd Broken...But Yes,I'd Broken Many Things... Have a Wonderful New Weekend,My Friend!!!!
@MrKennedy (1994)
7 Mar 10
Yes. They refused to take the money at first, but I insisted. It was about three years ago and I accidentally smashed a vase that happened to be a wedding present. They didn't mind too much, but I insisted on buying them a new, more expensive one to make up for my clumsiness
@sherwinm (149)
• India
7 Mar 10
oh my god!! pay back my parents?? absolutely no!! if it comes to paying for what they did then i do not think we can pay it even if we take several births. i have broken almost many things at home they get angry but it flies away next minute. this kind of a situation you said has never happened in my life!! hope this does not happen to you again!!
@sunnycool (12737)
• India
7 Mar 10
Nope i never had to pay some money to cover up the costs of things i broke---i used to be very angry few years back and at times i broke some switch boards and Window panels with my hands---my parents never asked me to compensate the cost of them --they were so concerned of my hand though.As years passed by i learnt to keep my cool and stopped doing such things----The one sentence which made me think was -----"Loosing or showing Anger was kinda Weekness"---so i have started controlling it and i'm glad that i have mastered it.great day
@nocturn98 (956)
• Venezuela
7 Mar 10
Come of think of it, of all the things I broke when I was younger, I didn't pay for any of it. My parents were always cool about it and I was a clumsy kid. I don't even recall asking to pay any of the damages I've done before. Parents are great.
@mdvarghese (1789)
• Bangalore, India
7 Mar 10
When I was a schoolboy many things broken from my hand. Then I had not earnings . My parents used to scold and advice me not to repeat the mistake. But it was not intentional. It was accidental. After I grown up nothing happened like that. But it is good to compensate for the damages caused. Next time we will be careful.
@monkeylong (3147)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Mar 10
As far as I am concerned, I think I seldom pay the money or work when I break something in my home. My parents will never criticize me ,either. But as to be good to my heart , I think I will do some good to make my parents a happy mind. I will wash the bowls or somwthing washing instead. I just want to make my parents a happy day.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
7 Mar 10
no, i cannot remember an incident that i broke something and my parents told me to pay for it. in the first place, it could only be an accident and, you have nothing to pay for since you are not working and you are still depending on them.
• Philippines
7 Mar 10
Oh yeah! Once I borrowed by dad's car and my friend's and I cruised out of town. Everything was going smoothly but my irresponsibility had put me into trouble. I drove drunk. And you guessed it right. I banged the car. Thank God not into another car or a person... but into a sign post. The car had a very nasty dent. When I went home my dad was raging mad. I promised I'd pay him back. And I did. I was still in college and I took up a job just so I could pay my parents back. The good thing though was that, when I handed them the money -- after a month my dad bought me a car. He used the money I paid him, just made a major contribution to get me a car.
@newtalent (1114)
• United States
7 Mar 10
No not when I younger they didn't. Now its like if it breaks while you are using it, then they want a new one...I think the older they get the more the realize that they will have the luxury of going out and buying what they want because circumstance changes. If it makes them feel better than i would just pay it and be done with it....
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
6 Mar 10
No thank goodness, I haven't broken anything owned by my parents at least I dont remember if I did, I was pretty careful not to brake things when I was around my parents valuables lol.
@TheWebGuy (243)
• United States
6 Mar 10
Thanks for sharing. When I was younger I was a handful. One time, I kicked a soccer ball down the stairs and it hit a huge mirror that hangs on the bottom of the steps. The whole mirror fell and rolled down the stairs and actually sliced off the doorknob of our front door and then shattered entirely. It was a disaster. My parents did their best to teach me and make this a positive situation by providing me with a lesson learned. They had me just help pay for part of it by saving up over time. It showed me that actions have consequences and that I should be careful around other peoples' things. They turned a negative situation into a positive lesson that remains with me today. They were nice about it and I didn't have to pay for it all as I couldn't have afforded. Instead they used it as a tool to teach which was great.
@Acepect (22)
• Philippines
6 Mar 10
haha..funny. this never happen to me. i broke so many glases and even the window mirror. maybe they want to teach you a lesson that is why they want you to pay that glases. instead of arguing with them why dont you just apologize to them? it will be easy than arguing.