One of my nieces had a problem with her uncle (one of my brothers-in-law) who was staying in a home for which she was responsible. I think he did not
meet financial obligations (either bills, or perhaps house payments or rent he was supposed to pay her).
He has one leg and no advanced education, and he is a convict. He has been getting a disability check and government food assistance and medicaid.
She threw him out, and he is staying with Ruby and myself several nights a week. She threw out all his possessions, too.
I was appalled when I heard him on the telephone, begging her to keep his prosthetic leg safe for him, so he could get it. It is custom-made and expensive.
This has been some weeks ago now, and he doesn't have the leg. Ruby has taken him to get clothing from Christian charity, but he is a tall man, and did not find anything that fit him at the free donation mission.
He may well have failed to keep his word, run up bills, etc., but I consider trashing a man's leg awful behavior.
Probably holding it in lieu of payment.
Ruby's relatives are an "interesting" bunch, aren't they.
One wonders how he left her house in the first place without it - did he hop away?
Scholar. I agree its not a nice thing to do. I also think you and Ruby give a lot for little in return. But you have to accept that its all very
odd for some of us here in the UK and probably in the US, too.
Although I admire your commitment to doing charitable deeds, I do sometimes think that you would benefit from thinking things through from a different perspective.
I don't think she has thrown it away. She's just keeping it until she gets her payment.
Maybe she can't afford to have her uncle stay there anymore.
And she knows her uncle has other places to stay.
What about You or Ruby, just asking for it?
Am I the only one here suppressing a smile?
If she doesn't have a "better nature" to appeal to, try at least mentioning that he's in your house and you'd prefer it if he didn't fall over
and smash something.
Selfish people need people to appeal to their selfish nature.
I think he needs a bigger house.
This brother-in-law has left us, at least for now, of his own volition.
So, he's hopped it.
Sorry Scholar. We've been trying to keep it in......................
I hop there will be no more of this lads.
At lest he hasn't kicked the bucket. Otherwise he'd be on the floor................
Ruby has told me he stole Vicki's phone. One person, with a handicap and very little going for him, stealing from another person who has very little
and has cancer.
Some young people I know seem to have hardly anything, but will spend hour after hour entertained by a smart phone.
Its the pier group pressure of the social media thing.
I think it's time to get him out of your house in case he steals from you too.
Just one little theft...
You should try to get her phone back from your brother-in-law, or lend her your phone in the meantime. Vicki would need her phone in case she becomes ill.