Don’t know who to pit more…my half-brother who stole one of my step-mom’s credit card last fall and ran up $10,000 in charges on it…or my step-mom who 1) didn’t press charges then and 2) lent him her credit card AGAIN this past month to rent a moving truck…at which point he promptly ran up another $8,000 in charges.
I’d pit my dad, who gave him a check for $3,000 for community college tuition, but then called the registrar’s office to find out my half-brother wasn’t registered for classes. Then again, my dad did take on the original $10,000 in debt onto his (lower rate) credit cards so my step-mom wouldn’t be hit by astronomical interest.
To her credit, she pressed charges this past time…only to find my half-brother (I refuse to claim him his a full-blood relative after all this shit) was already in a jail cell for two days after violating his probation by failing his last drug test. He’d been put on probation after being arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute (and dad, of course, footed the lawyer’s bills).
My dad actually made the comment about his own 18-year-old son “Is it too late to get an abortion?” Tasteless, yes. But not completely inappropriate.