sundaymorningstaple wrote:Wat chu talkin' 'bout holmes!sharpz wrote:
Hmm.. seems like we're turning this thread into a chat room now.. hope I'm not breaking any forum rules here.. :S
This is one of the better exchanges of ideas/attitudes we've had without it descending into the pits! I wish they all could remain as as open & restrained at the same time as this one is.
yeah? well, yo mama is so...
that's what most asians think. but in a country like mine, that backfired big time on some households. sure, it was ok during the 50's and the 60's but things turned sour in the 70's. bad luck, parents becoming complacent, the kids becoming overburdened, some kids turning out to be dead beats...i'm sure there are similar stories elsewhere.QRM wrote:Hmm maybe I should have 10-15 kids and make sure they all are brought up in Asia, I can spend my retirement days zimmer framing around to all their houses getting a cup of tea and pay back cash.sharpz wrote: But I still provide because it is my duty as a son. I'm a social contract believer myself.
Is it OK to squeeze cash out of grand children once they start work or is that pushing the boat out a bit too far?
the ideal scenario would be the parents planning ahead so as not to burden their kids but the kids love their parents so much that they insist giving anyway and both sides work out a compromise...