U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Parenting
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
Old 04-12-2018, 07:54 AM
2,962 posts, read 2,875,098 times
Reputation: 2839


Originally Posted by Marlow View Post
And let's not be deliberately rude.

We don't know what conversation took place, do we? Maybe the parents asked their own son how much the board cost. If the kids were close he would know, or he could find it online if he knew the type of board. Maybe they asked the kid himself how much the board cost and he told them.

Neither of those possible conversations involve any deception.
I suppose now we should debate if pointing out someone being deliberately obtuse is rude?

At some point, someone had a conversation about what the board cost. And fellow posters in this thread aren't necessarily debating the exact circumstances of the OP. We are by extension discussing the ethics of the situation in general.

And in general, the cost of the board would be discussed. And therein lies where it would be deception if the kid pockets the difference.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 04-12-2018, 10:55 AM
583 posts, read 252,215 times
Reputation: 2421
Just my two cents, but if I broke my friend's item, I'd reimburse them whatever they paid for it. Let's say I wore my friend's $40 sweatshirt and got a stain on it that wouldn't come out. If I gave her $40 and she chose to buy a $20 shirt rather than replace the one that was damaged, I wouldn't feel cheated or insulted. I'd feel like I settled my debt fairly, and what she chooses to do with the money is her business, not mine.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Parenting
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top