29. His dad pays for my friend’s rent, his uni tuition, and his car. Dude still considers himself abandoned.
“I had a friend I met through competitive gaming that I visited once for a tournament. He and all his friends went to a prep school and were now all in university; I stayed at his Uni rented house because it was before school season and there were empty rooms.
He told me he didn’t talk to his family because his father kicked him out and abandoned him. We keep drinking and he keeps explaining and it turns out his father felt like when my friend turned 18 he should leave the home (old values, understandable), so the dad pays for my friend’s rent, his uni tuition, and his car. Dude still considers himself abandoned.
My mum got me a pair of jeans for my 18th birthday. I couldn’t even imagine having all of that provided for me.”
30. He lost his shit at the idea that nobody would clean his room for him and that he had to do his own laundry.
“Classmate at university was from Qatar. Family owned large shares in a bank and was generally very deeply involved with the financial world in the Middle East. Needless to say, they were disgustingly filthy rich.
First day on campus we all decide to play soccer so he goes to his room to change. When we come back from playing we all go back to his room and when we walk in his clothes were still exactly where he threw them on the floor. He lost his shit at the idea that nobody would clean his room for him and that he had to do his own laundry.
He ended up going shopping every 2-3 weeks for really nice and expensive clothes and would throw them out after wearing them a few times because he didn’t want to do laundry. I’m talking about a Brooks Brothers button down shirt worth over $100 only being worn once or twice before ending up in the trash.
To all the people saying I should have washed it and sold it, or gone dumpster diving or whatever. I’m pretty sure a few of the people on that floor entertained that thought and probably a few did it. I had an on-campus job and was selling crafts on eBay and preferred the satisfaction of earning my own money.”