At times you just want to do something kind for other individuals out of the goodness of your heart, and while they may be pleased at first, they may become too accustomed to it and begin expecting or even demanding free favors from you. When he discovered that his pool was damaged, he shut it for the sake of the neighborhood youngsters, but everyone thought he was being a jerk. Read the story and let us know what you would do in his situation.
I(37M) moved into a small neighborhood with my fiance(36F). The neighborhood is full of kids around the ages of 9 and 10. We found out that my fiance is expecting and both decided on wanting a pool. I had an above ground pool put in last year and the neighborhood kids were very happy. I told them no dogs were allowed in the pool as the lining was fragile and could break.
This year, I opened the pool and the kids used it while we were away. When we got back, I noticed the water level was low and tried to refill it. I saw a good size tear on the side and got it fixed. The kids came over the next day with a labrador retriever wanting to use the pool and I told them that the pool was closed.
I come home and see a few of the neighbors arguing with my fiance. I walk over and everyone starts talking about how I hurt their kids’ feelings by not allowing them to use the pool. I explained what happened and why I had to close the pool. A few of them start laughing and demand that I reopen the pool. My fiance thinks that I should open the pool and apologize to the families.
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