My Brother Dented My Hood - And HE has a bad attitude about it??????

@jennysp8 (855)
United States
September 7, 2007 1:49pm CST
Okay, so about a 1.5 month ago a got a new van. Well, not totally new...but new to me. Nice paint job and no dents!! How important, I thought, for when I am able to trade up to a NEW van. Well, today, my 20 year old brother accidently put a small (but big enough to notice) dent and scratch on my hood while trying to load something into the back of my mothers van!!! It's about an inch wide and 3-4 inches long. He didn't seem to worried that he just dented my van..In fact, when I expressed being upset about this because I don't WANT dents in my van, his reaction: "Yeah, sorry....Big "F**King deal." OMG!!!! I could have slugged him right there...and he would have deserved it. If he would have actually been truly sorry for it - I probably would have pouted a little but more in likey let it go since he is family. But with his attitude - - he is paying for it...$350 is the estamated cost for repair. (my mother lives right next to an auto body shop so I took it right over) He has wrecked my mothers van 3 times and the last time my father did the repair (who isn't even married to my mom anymore) and my brother only paid for 1/2 the cost leaving my disabled unemployed mother to pay for the rest. And she had no choice I guess - because the headlights were busted and the whole front end needed replaced so she couldn't drive it at night. Well, legally at all. My question is:::: Am I wrong for being pissed and making my brother pay for the repairs??? I haven't even told my husband yet who isn't going to be happy as he already sees my brothers laziness! I am crying because I just got it and it looked so nice and now there is this dent just in plain sight. This happened about an hour ago so I am still upset. What do you think???????
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
27 Sep 07
Yes, I think he should have to pay for the damages and yes, you had every right to be upset. When ppl work hard for something nice they don't want to see it ruined. **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
@sephrenia (567)
7 Sep 07
I don't think you are wrong to go metnal because of what you're brother did at all, what does spring to mind though is that last time he did this to someones van, he only paid for half of it and then left your mum to sort out the rest, he wouldnt try that with this would he? It wouldnt be fair to your mum at all! I'm surprised you didn't slug him though after that 'non' apology he gave, i woulda thought nothing of it if i were facing my brother in the same sutiation. saying that, i would have also considered breaking something of his to see how he likes it lol. It's been such a long time since I got into a fight with my brothers but i still remember all the crazy stuff i did to get them back. Anyways, just take a few deep breaths and walk away and calm down. Your hubby may be peeved but he's probably going to be glad that you didnt get the dent in an accident or something like that. Just try and keep your brother away from the van from now on!