Dad stuck his daugh­ter with enor­mous bill for her grad­u­a­tion ban­quet

The China Post - - TV & COMICS -

DEAR AN­NIE: I had my high school grad­u­a­tion party at a lo­cal res­tau­rant (be­cause our house is too small). My fa­ther claimed he was un­able to pay for it, and in­sisted I cover the bill, close to US$1,100, say­ing he will pay me back later.

I re­al­ize that my par­ents’ busi­ness some­times goes through hard times, but Dad still man­ages to eat out fre­quently. He’s ter­ri­ble with money, and I am not sure he will ever pay me back. I told him that I ex­pect com­plete re­pay­ment by the mid­dle of Au­gust and if I don’t get it, I’ll start selling his vast col­lec­tion of un­used mu­si­cal in­stru­ments. He doesn’t be­lieve me.

I am pay­ing for my first year of col­lege through grants, schol­ar­ships, my sav­ings and the money I earn from my job. I never ex­pected any­thing from my par­ents be­cause I know they can’t af­ford much. But I had no idea I was go­ing to get stuck with the bill for the party. What do I do?

— Farmer’s Daugh­ter

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