An unidentified woman has complained that the “upscale” kids clothing which she donated to her neighbour have now been “trashed.”
“I don’t know what to do with my girls’ outgrown clothes,” she begins, adding that she donated many pieces to her neighbour, who has three daughters, for whom money is tight because she “does not work.”
So far, so good. But then she explains she expected a lot more from her neighbour than simple gratitude.
“I told her I ‘baby’ these clothes. I am meticulous about stains, and they have never been in the dryer.”
Stressing that the clothes “looked perfect” when she handed them over, the woman then tells us how devastated she was when she saw the clothes were no longer in said condition.
“I was almost in tears! They were completely trashed!”
Because, you see, her neighbour’s daughter was, at that very time, eating blue ice cream, whilst wearing the special clothes. Not just any ice cream, people. Blue. Ice. Cream.
The offending ice cream was smeared all over the “$100 outfit.” Hence the woman’s tears.
But, according to the woman, this was not the fault of the child. It was the result of terrible, neglectful parenting by the neighbour.
“Made it perfectly through two of my kids and not even the first of hers,” she despaired in the post. And, she added, if her neighbour would just take some care, it wouldn’t have come to this. Especially, as she points out, she is a working mother, unlike the neighbour, and would still have the capacity not to royally c*ck up the clothes.
“If I have the time to hang, steam, press every outfit, then she could, too,” she noted.
We can see how problematic it is indeed, that the donated clothes were being worn and used by the recipients, and not hung in a glass frame in the pool room as expected.