I live in a small town where we don't have curbside mail delivery -- all residents must have a P.O. Box. I've ordered many packages online and they won't deliver to post office, so like I've done for several years, I had them shipped to my dad's house who lives just outside town. I spend the weekends at my fiance's house every weekend and my dad and stepmom know this.
I ordered my kids an xbox and kinect for Christmas and it arrived at my dads house. I didn't get up to get it before the weekend, and there was a huge winter storm coming. My stepmom decided to bring my packages down, without calling me to see if I was home. She left $500 worth of electronics between my door and storm door when there was a 40 mph wind and rain with snow on the way.
We got it finally, and checked to see if it worked, and it was damaged -- the storm door had slammed into it hard enough to crack the xbox and dislodged the laser eye, and we have to rush-order a new dvd-game drive to put into it before Christmas morning.
She doesn't feel she should be held responsible for the damage, simply because she dislikes me and doesn't like the close relationship I have with my dad. I'm sooo pissed that she didn't even apologize for ruining my kids' main gift.
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Answer by mrsmom110 at 6:29 PM on Dec. 20, 2010
Legally ... what are you going to be able to pursue? (I am simply asking this as a realization question) b/c as pissed as we can get ... legally the burden of proof lies within "how did it really happen" all it takes is for no one to be able to PROVE it wasn't that way to begin with and after factory, packaging, traveling and delivery ... you see where I am going here. So you need to take this as a lesson learned and do not send things to her home (even though it is your dad as well) unless dad is wanting to step it up and say something. HOWEVER I would definitely let her know (in no uncertain terms) what she did, how much it costs and the fact that it was the children's irregardless if she likes me or not (she would like me less that is for sure).
Answer by gambilldl at 6:44 PM on Dec. 20, 2010