Attitude in Exchange for a Free Car

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Registered: 09-06-2011
Attitude in Exchange for a Free Car
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Sun, 09-11-2011 - 2:46am

This has been driving me nuts, so I just wanted to vent a little.

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Registered: 06-16-1998
Sun, 09-11-2011 - 3:12am

Who did you make the arrangements with when you asked if the family wanted the car? When Miss Loudmouth started her comments that person should have stepped in and told her to zip it. Is she still saying things about it days after you gave it to them? If so then I think a talk with her parents is in order, even if she is an adult. She's making the entire family look bad...like they were not raised to be gracious when receiving gifts, and they're selfish and entitled.

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Registered: 09-06-2011
Sun, 09-11-2011 - 3:46am

No, they did really, really need the car.

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Registered: 09-06-2011
Sun, 09-11-2011 - 4:02am

Wow.

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Registered: 10-12-2004
Sun, 09-11-2011 - 11:02am
I would let the anger go but I would have some fun. This is where fb can be your friend. I would reply to her negative comments in fb telling here you are sorry that since the car hasn't worked out for her but not to worry, you are willing to meet her at the motor vehicle office on xxxx to change the ownership back to you & you will take the car off her hands.

No matter how wonderful someone's life is, there are always problems that others may not be aware of. She has no right to take her frustration out on you unless you are causing these problems.

Dee
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Registered: 05-14-1999
Sun, 09-11-2011 - 11:22am
I'm glad you had a safe place to come and rant! Lesson learned on this one. I have a feeling you won't be giving this family anything in the near future ;) I would take the high road and just ignore her for a while. You know you did a good deed. Don't let her negativity ruin that for you! She is probably a negative person all around, and might not have any idea how she comes across to others. While you perceive things as digs, she's just being herself and probably has no clue it's upsetting to you. Meanwhile, you are wasting precious energy thinking about it. I'd try to let it go :)
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Registered: 02-14-2004
Sun, 09-11-2011 - 5:02pm
I love the fb idea! Let her know when you'll be available to meet her at the DMV to take it off her hands! THAT should shut her up!
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Registered: 09-06-2011
Wed, 09-21-2011 - 8:31pm

ROFL.