Dad stuck his daughter with enormous bill for her graduation banquet
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