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6/15/2012 10:29:17 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
Now, let's review the facts.
Young girls gets upset and filled with teenage angst. To cope, she's developed a habit of venting to her friends who, with similar mentalities, are apt to agree.
Father is some sort of IT professional that at least knows his way around a social networking site, which, although droll to us, is probably fascinating to his computer illiterate friends. He uses this capacity to often spy on the conversations of his daughter, who tends to communicate with her friends using social networking sites. However, particularly given she's been caught before for what seems to be the same exact reason, she already knows that her father regularly spies on her, unless she's mentally retarded.
This means two things to me. First, that she meant for him to see that letter. Second, that she's probably afraid to say it to him to his face. Not that he's abusive, per se, but more that she has at least that degree of respect -- though she may talk back, she isn't inclined to curse her parents out.
Moreover, the father seemed quite offended that all this happened right after he spent "$130" or something like this on "upgrading" her computer, which seemed to be nothing more than putting new software (which Mr. IT pro should have known enough to get for free) and buying a new battery and power cord.
Now, unless she's really shiitty with her stuff, it's not likely that she did anything to the computer to cause it to need a new power cord and battery. That sounds like something that would happen over time -- likely years -- and given she's fifteen, that means it was probably a hand-me-down of a computer that he bought for himself when she was like, ten years old. The fact that it needed a "software upgrade" confirms this. Assshole probably upgraded it to Vista.
Add to this that he even showed the computer, and you can clearly see that it's not a Dell, it's not a Mac, it's not an IBM, it's not an ASUS, it's not a Lenovo, I mean, shiit, it's not even a Gateway. I don't even recognize that insignia. It's probably a piece of junk.
So, why would she have a fit like that to her friends, largely about chores and money, right after he "upgraded" her computer?
Probably because she sees her parent's i3's and i5's sitting around the house that she can't "play with," and freaked out on her keyboard once it took 8 years for Facebook to load in the first place. I can imagine that her computer is probably about as powerful as her cellphone.
She probably begged and pleaded with them to just buy her a new computer, I mean, damn, he took out a brand-new looking $1500 - $2000 gun with extremely expensive bullets to cap her $300 giant Motorola Razr. I'm sure she didn't give a shiit that he put that thing to rest. Either way, it's clear that he could have afforded to get her a new computer, but probably told her to get a job and buy one herself. For someone who goes to school 40 hours a week, that is asking a bit much of a 15 year old. While they're in school, people are preparing to work. There's no reason why they should work unless they have to. I'm sure she'd get farther if she could concentrate on her studies, rather than deal with assshole supervisors with entitlement issues, because they don't have the education she's trying to get.
So, to put it all together, she has to go to school for eight hours, then come home and do chores for another hour or so, and then her parents won't even buy her shiit. The most she did was write a letter saying "if you don't take care of me, I won't take care of you when you get old."
If he deserved the "father of the year" award, then he'd develop some kind of relationship with her rather than try to intimidate her with a gun, so she ends up a stripper dancing on his idiotic friends' laps.