A breakup and thrift store shopping this past weekend

@shaggin (64812)
United States
November 14, 2022 10:03pm CST
Friday there was no school so the boys were home for the day. I got my flu shot then visited my daughter at the thrift store where she works and looked around the shop. The employees stayed late Thursday night and my daughter went in early Friday morning to finish up a chalk board drawing. They did a big Christmas reveal Friday where the whole store was decorated for Christmas and tons and tons of Christmas merchandise was for sale. They made a killing on sales that day. I had never seen it so busy and I had to wait in line to check out. As I was finishing my dinner my daughters boyfriend texted me asking me to pick up my daughter and her things. I don’t like the kid at all so you bet I jumped in my car and took off. My daughter told me he was breaking up with her because she wanted to go to hang out with her friends and he couldn’t go and was mad about it. It took an hour to load all her things into my car. When we went to leave my battery was dead so the son of the grandmother (the boyfriend lives with her) came and jumped my battery for me. Saturday when I went to drive my daughter to work a skinny tree was down across my driveway. My father took care of it before I could even son my son out to do what he could to pick up sticks or before my husband could get home from work to take care of it. Saturday evening my daughters and I went to my sisters house to visit. Sunday we got our first snow of the season. It was just light flurries and it didn’t stick but it still counts. I asked my daughter if her boyfriend had bothered her since they broke up he she said they were back together and only broke up for like an hour. She said they are back together with the rule that she is allowed to hang out with friends without him. Photo is of a Christmas decoration one of the employees made where my daughter works. These were probably 3-4 feet tall and there were ones they made they were about a foot tall.
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@sallypup (53071)
• Centralia, Washington
15 Nov
That's neat that you have close connections to a thrift store. It sounds like a nice one, too.
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@shaggin (64812)
• United States
16 Nov
@sallypup it’s about a half hour away and is beautiful inside. They are so kind there too everyone who works there and how much they help people in the community. We are lucky to have this in our town!
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@TheHorse (170177)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Nov
How old are these younguns?
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@shaggin (64812)
• United States
16 Nov
@TheHorse both are 18
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@shaggin (64812)
• United States
16 Nov
@TheHorse excellent song! I’m sad to say my husband broke up with me probably twice a year for many years and I always went back to him (before we were married). That didn’t set a very good example for our kids.
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@TheHorse (170177)
• Walnut Creek, California
16 Nov
@shaggin Sigh. I'll comment with a song. I'm sure you know it.
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@BarBaraPrz (40184)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
15 Nov
So, are they broken up or not? And after you spent an hour clearing out her stuff are you supposed to bring it back?
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@BarBaraPrz (40184)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
15 Nov
@shaggin I found out today that my goddaughter/neice's hubby left... not likely to return.
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@shaggin (64812)
• United States
16 Nov
@BarBaraPrz that is very sad new. Poor woman .
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@shaggin (64812)
• United States
15 Nov
@BarbaraPrz no I’m not taking it back. I had to pretty much unload it all into my house too because I could go shopping with it all in the back and she had to go to work . She will probably take it back to his house little by little so the grandma doesn’t complain. She said she is only going to be staying there when she doesn’t have to work the next day. She has Wednesdays and Sundays off.
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@allknowing (110785)
• India
15 Nov
Your daughter should think again and not get back there. He seems immature.
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@shaggin (64812)
• United States
16 Nov
@allknowing boys take a long time to mature and I don’t think this one is all there either
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@allknowing (110785)
• India
16 Nov
@shaggin As long as he does mature good for your daughter else she should think about it.
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@Tina30219 (80472)
• Onaway, Michigan
15 Nov
Nice decoration. Sounds like your daughter’s boyfriend needs to grow up she should be able to hang out with her friends without him.
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@shaggin (64812)
• United States
15 Nov
@Tina30219 he has a lot of issues and by the way he talks I think he’s a little on the slow side.
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@shaggin (64812)
• United States
16 Nov
@Tina30219 no her second
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@Tina30219 (80472)
• Onaway, Michigan
15 Nov
@shaggin Sounds like she needs to find someone else. Is this her first serious relationship?
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@LadyDuck (426389)
• Switzerland
15 Nov
Oh my goodness, you had to move all her things and now they are back together. You are right not to like that guy, he broke about a silly thing, he is childish.
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@shaggin (64812)
• United States
16 Nov
I wondered when I was moving it all out if that would happen but I was hopefully she wouldn’t go back to him. He is mean and immature
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@shaggin (64812)
• United States
16 Nov
@LadyDuck I sure hope so too
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@LadyDuck (426389)
• Switzerland
16 Nov
@shaggin He sounds immature and aggressive. I hope your daughter will break soon and forget about him.
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@popciclecold (31016)
• United States
15 Nov
I like the soldier. Break up for an hour. Glad they worked it out.
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@shaggin (64812)
• United States
16 Nov
@popciclecold it is neat the soldier they made as a decoration. There was another one on the opposite side of the stairs but it was a little different the colors. I am not glad they got back together I was hoping she would stay away from him.
@snowy22315 (149135)
• United States
16 Nov
Controlling behavior like that is a danger sign, so hopefully she was able to nip that in the bud.
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@shaggin (64812)
• United States
16 Nov
@snowy22315 a long time back he “wanted to meet her friends” and about an hour later she texted me that they were back at his house. I thought then and told her that he didn’t want her hanging out with anyone else is why he wanted to go there and then brought her home. I’m not surprised at all to see he broke up with her because he couldn’t go hang out with them and expected her not to go. I wish she hadn’t gone back to him.
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@shaggin (64812)
• United States
16 Nov
@snowy22315 I’m sure she leaves plenty out but nothing I can do but be there for her when she needs me
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@snowy22315 (149135)
• United States
16 Nov
@shaggin I just hope you are getting all the info and that she is not witholding things that she knows you wouldn't like...
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@jstory07 (125884)
• Roseburg, Oregon
23 Nov
The break up did not last long. Did she go back to his place.
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@shaggin (64812)
• United States
23 Nov
@jstory07 yes she goes back a few days a week. I wish it was for good that they broke up he’s awful.
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@sol_cee (35410)
• Philippines
16 Nov
I dunno if I’ll ever gonna like my children’s future bf/gf
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@shaggin (64812)
• United States
17 Nov
@sol_cee I liked her first two boyfriends but I do not like this guy at all. I tried to be nice to him and welcome him but he’s just awful and after him calling the police on us before my daughters graduation party he is no longer welcome here again. He did that to try to get my husband in trouble who he was mad at. He told the cops there would be underage drinking. All it did was hurt my daughter I think not us. He mad her cry over it before her party and I think put a damper on the whole day for her.
@JudyEv (300337)
• Rockingham, Australia
15 Nov
That's a cute tin soldier thing. It might not be that hard to make if you had some cardboard.
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@shaggin (64812)
• United States
17 Nov
@Judyev yes I think it looks neat and fairly easy to make. I love how they reuse so many things there to make their decorations.
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@Kandae11 (50039)
15 Nov
So she has returned with all the stuff you took an hour to move?
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@shaggin (64812)
• United States
17 Nov
@Kandae11 she went back Tuesday night and came back last night but all her stuff is still here. It’s a mess in her room and the dining room.
@oahuwriter (28464)
• United States
17 Nov
Well, that was a fast breakup! Does your daughter know how you feel about her boyfriend? Tree replanted?
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@shaggin (64812)
• United States
17 Nov
@oahuwriter yes she knows we don’t like him at all. My husband has never liked him but I have learned to not like him after all the stuff he has done.
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@oahuwriter (28464)
• United States
17 Nov
@shaggin Your daughter, got to raise her expectations higher, parents pretty good at judgement. Let's hope your daughter finds a new, better boyfriend.
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@shaggin (64812)
• United States
18 Nov
@oahuwriter my parents loved both my husbands they didn’t see how horrible they can be behind closed doors though. Since I don’t like her boyfriend I can only imagine how bad it could be that I don’t know about.
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@CarolDM (201709)
• United States
15 Nov
Such a nice decoration in the photo. Sorry about your daughter's breakup, but I just read they are back together again. No snow here yet, just cold and it is raining.
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@shaggin (64812)
• United States
17 Nov
@carolDm I’m not sorry about their break up I’m sorry they got back together
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@CarolDM (201709)
• United States
17 Nov
@shaggin I understand.
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@wolfgirl569 (69065)
• Marion, Ohio
15 Nov
Cute decoration.
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@shaggin (64812)
• United States
17 Nov
@wolfgirl569 I thought so too. The mini versions of it were cute too. I took a photo but they are up on a high shelf and didn’t look good in the photo.
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• United States
15 Nov
oh, the lack 'f maturity 'tis maddenin'.
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@shaggin (64812)
• United States
17 Nov
@crazyhorseladycx yes it can be tough to deal with. I try to remind myself how differently I thought as a teen. Teens brains aren’t fully developed yet they truly just don’t think the same logical way adults do. I hope she eventually ends things with him he’s an awful person.
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@Fleura (24182)
• United Kingdom
15 Nov
Can't believe you had to go to all that trouble for the break-up that wasn't. Bet you're sorry it wasn't permanent! How old are they both?
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@shaggin (64812)
• United States
16 Nov
@Fleura they are both 18. I truly wish it had been permanent. I hope someday soon she is free of him. Shes brilliant and talented and he is mean and dumb.
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@Gillygirl (47486)
• Sutton, England
15 Nov
I'm pleased your daughter stood firm about seeing her friends without her b/f. I had one like that as a teenager
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@shaggin (64812)
• United States
17 Nov
@Gillygirl I’m glad she got to spend time with her friends this week since she never got to that night. I hope he doesn’t treat her like that again and that she will continue to spend time with her friend no matter if he likes it or not. The more time away from him the better!