a PRODIGAL cousin of mine

Philippines
October 23, 2010 8:00am CST
i was totally freaked out with my cousin because her name is like a synonym for "prodigal daughter". She went to a university to study college. Her parents send her money for her allowance, tuition, and rent for her apartment. Later on i learned from another cousin of mine, who's living with her, that she didn't enroll and that she was just wasting her money in treating her friends with liquors, cigarettes, and she could also be using drugs! who knows? she spent her tuition in just days and she did not buy anything expensive. where could the money go? later on, my other cousins new about the truth and we were so disturbed! we were very hesitant to tell her parents yet eager to let the parents know because their money will just be wasted! but to our relief, i was contacted by her mother and she told me to verify the university on whether her daughter has enrolled and if she pays the tuition. maybe the mother heard rumors about her daughter and doubted. so, i did what she told me and to my surprise, she has a balance of 12700 pesos(Philippine money) or around US$300! i can't believe it! when her parents knew, they send her back to their hometown and there she is; undergraduate, jobless,a burden to her family, and a parasite to the society. what a shame! however, i still pray that she would someday change for good. how about you? do you share the same problem too?
3 responses
@donsky14 (5963)
• Philippines
23 Oct 10
Wow maybe the city life is just too much for her. Or probably its the first time that she's away from her parents and all...she probably celebrated her freedom too much and ended up like that. Its good that the parents found out before everything was too late.
• Philippines
23 Oct 10
oh, she was like that since high school. it was just the latest bad thing that she did. actually she had done it like 3 times already. i didn't write the whole story because it would take more than a day to write everything she has done. she has been a pain in the *ss to her parents since 5 years ago.
• Philippines
23 Oct 10
we just didn't expect that it would happen again because it was her 3rd chance already and she pointed out that this time she's sure that she would study and be good. but then again, she failed her parents again! so sad...
@donsky14 (5963)
• Philippines
23 Oct 10
Tsktsk...that's bad. Know what, the only way she's ever gonna learn if she's have a child of her own as well. That's when she'll realize all the bad stuff she has done to her parents.
• Philippines
24 Oct 10
As for your cousin, maybe she enjoys life that way, I felt pity for her parents, because they are thinking that she's studying well in that university but on the other side she's not. Whom to blame? we really don't know, hopefully she will realize the essence of life and how to value a family. Most parents do send their children to school just to finish education with a degree and the parents will be proud of that already even though they will not ask anything in return. I'll continue praying for her too, that she will be good in the future and be helpful to her parents. I don't have anything too share about my cousin, for you mentioned it already.
• Philippines
24 Oct 10
how about mentioning the other cousin? hahaha! that girl also has a problem. anyway, e have no one to blame but herself because she chose to live that way. all of us are free to choose whatever path we would take in our lives. it's just that she chose the harder way. she'll be living like hell in the future when she continues to that. but well, as i have said, we will just pray for her to be enlightened.
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
23 Oct 10
I really wish you didn't have to say that she is a parasite to the society. It just didn't sound right.I know that this is no longer an uncommon case in many places and it is a sad fact that this circumstance does not in a way help the society and the economy in any way. I see your point, though, I just thought that her being your cousin, you could have been lighter on terms used to describe her.
• Philippines
24 Oct 10
oh i'm sorry on that. it's just that she has done many bad things against me so i was just bitter. but anyway i forgive her for she is my cousin. and i am not the kind of person who plants hatred on a person. everybody commits mistakes. even i. so thanks for the reminder. i'll be lighter next time. have a nice day!