Bumping this because I wondered if anyone saw Dr. Phil
a few days ago (they rerun them in the evening a few days later on one of our local cable channels). The show was about adult children who continue to mooch off their parents. It featured a 24-year-old guy who works part-time and then hectors his father into loaning him huge amounts of money whenever he needs it, which is often. He literally stated that he thought his greatest accomplishment in life was that he was a "nice guy" and had never been in jail.
The other featured guest was a 23-year old unmarried mom of a 2-year old girl who moved back in with her parents, expects them to babysit all the time, complains that she can't afford to pay her parents rent but bought herself a brand-new sportscar 2 weeks ago
Can I just share how much I longed to fly to LA just to smack the expressions of smug entitlement off the faces of these two? Where do 23- and 24-year-olds get off thinking that the world owes them a living? You would not believe what whiny, petulant, professional victims these two were. I'm getting pissed off again just thinking about it.
Must remind myself to thank my parents for allowing me to start earning my own money at age 11 (babysitting) and telling me when I was 15 years old that if I wanted contact lenses, I'd have to earn the money myself (I did). I'm so grateful not to have ended up like those two mewling wastes of space and oxygen.