When I was growing up, my dad was plus still is a strong believer in hand me downs.
- Since I was the youngest of several siblings, I always got the crappiest clothes that often had stains on them plus just in general in bad condition.
I had to beg my father just to get some current clothes, which he was often incredibly hesitant to do, then even growing up as a teenager, he still didn’t get me current things. It didn’t matter how cheap it was, he would use seasoned things plus try to make it appear beautiful to me, which it never was. It didn’t matter if it was clothes, shoes or everyday items, everything was USAble to him. I could easily set something on fire plus he would still try to supply me the charred item. This never changed, even now as an adult. A great example of this is a week ago. He called me to tell me that he was getting an air conditioner component replacement. He was tired of his seasoned air conditioning, because it was an older model of air conditioner. I congratulated him on getting a current cooling unit, but evidently that wasn’t why he was calling me. He was calling me because he was asking if I wanted his seasoned cooling component. I was shocked, like why would I want his seasoned HVAC? I remembered it was my father I was talking to, so I told him no, I wasn’t interested. If I was going to get a current HVAC device, it would be brand new. But my current heating plus cooling component is doing just fine, so no need. My father seemed disappointed, plus he went to go plus call my other siblings.