Despite the Over-the-Top Feel, I Get It
I just told my dog that if she's going to eat my food and sleep in my house she WILL come when she's called. This kid is worse. Beyond whining about parents, she looked down with disdain on the household help, complained about not being paid for rather nominal family household duties, then dissed her ol' man's efforts when he found her a job that she refused to persue. And this was the SECOND time she ranted on FB ... not the first ... got caught both times, so what does that say about her thinking?
The truth - since she considers herself a slave held hostage, she can apply for emancipation at 16, be legally declared as an 'adult', and then move out. Since the 50% of Americans who are taxpayers at an average annual income of $37K also provide an average $37K worth of annual support to those who are not taxpayers, this may be a really good option for her.
The axiom - people do not appreciate what is given for 'free'. So, maybe she'll follow through with the job application, now, and find out what it really took to gift her the now dearly departed laptop and appreciate it more. Oooo . No more Facebook or Twitter for a teenage girl until then ... oh, the pain, the pain.
The YouTube presentation might feel over the top (.45 cal rounds are expensive), but it was clear payback with her own medicine and was directed equally at her 'friends', which couldn't hurt. It's the ol' man's laptop, he bought it, he owned it, it's his bat and ball to abuse as he may choose, so considering the grief this laptop has brought the family it sounds to me like a mercy killing. What scares me is that his daughter may be the only one that has yet to get the point.
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