A very calculative parent called out their child for only giving him and his wife $200 each as a monthly allowance.
In an anonymous post to popular confessions page SGWhispers on Friday (Aug 19), without mentioning their gender, the netizen wrote that they were a relatively fresh university graduate in their early 20s. They had only been working for about a year.
“As we all know when the pandemic struck, it was extremely tough to find a job and even if we secured one, the salary was generally ‘lowered’ due to covid reasons. I started off with only $2.9k per month (-cpf left $2320) & give my parents a monthly allowance of $150 each which is 10% of my salary.
However, they added that recently, their father kept bringing up the topic of money, remarking that the $200 a month each parent received was “pathetically little”.
“He says i should be ashamed of myself for giving this little after he brought me up etc, and claims I’m ungrateful and not a good child and that since I’m giving this little I might as well keep it for myself??”.
They added that while it was a common practice to give one’s parents money, “i personally feel that it shouldn’t give any parent a sense of entitlement and demand to it.
Adding that they felt very stressed out and pressured, the netizen asked others if they could relate.
Here’s what others commented:
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