So recently on the forums, I've been listing things that have been going kaput or malfunctioning in our house. Here’s what’s broken or previously fixed:
- Our New Dishwasher (Leaks)
- LAN phones (Doesn’t make calls. It’s fixed now.)
- My mother’s bathtub (Leaks)
- My father’s Entertainment System (Doesn’t turn on. It's fixed now.)
- Washing Machine (Stops in mid-cycle)
I should note that I was the last person to use all of these things before they started malfunctioning. We’ve had to spend quite a deal of money to get some of these things fixed, and I can’t help but feel like I’ve caused all this. This has been going on for as long as I can remember, probably since the 6th grade.
Not to mention we have to pay the tuition for my certificate program at the University. I’ve offered to pay for part of the tuition, but whenever I look at my parents’ faces, they say, “I need to figure out how I’m going to pay for all this.”
Yesterday I overheard my dad speaking with his friend on the phone. He told him that he’s “starting to realize how it feels to be in debt,” because he has to help pay my tuition and pay for the repairs of everything that’s breaking in the house. So naturally, this made me feel guilty.
Today I told my mother about how I felt, but she tells me not to worry. Coincidentally she showed me a news article today with the headline “Don’t Let Your Adult Children Dampen Your Retirement Financially.”
YEAH OKAY THANKS MOM THAT MAKES ME FEEL BETTER.
Just now (while writing this entry) Dad has brought to our attention that we've used over 1 GB of data on our phone plan. He plans on decreasing the GB usage with his new plan, so we have to use less data. I've looked into my data usage, and it turns out I was the one who used the majority of the data. SO YEAH, no watching videos for me for a while.
SO…Whether or not I’m cursed, I’m going to try and keep my hands off things so I don’t curse them into malfunction. I’m also going to try and go out and drive less if it’ll save some money.
WTF is wrong with me.