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Here's the thing though. He didn't buy her the laptop. She bought the laptop herself with her own money that she had worked for. So she understood that work matters.
Also, he hacked the computer. She had all sorts of privacy settings and password protected shit on there that he used his IT skills to hack.
So, what he taught her was that it's fine to break into someone's private property that they worked to own and then destroy that property if you don't like what you see.
Got a link to a place that summarizes all of this? If she bought it herself, rather than him buying it for her as she implied, then he's a douchebag.
Will try to find it. Jezebel is a bitch to search these days since they changed their interface.
So....taking it is stealing, but taking it and destroying it is okay? No logic there.
Is it weird that part of my reaction was that, given the waste, clearly the father suffers from the same entitled upbringing as the daughter? I mean, I had assumed he had bought the computer for her, and if it had been me and I had acted up enough to make my parents do such a thing (and my parents are more reasonable so I would have had to be pretty bad), they probably would have just given my computer to someone less well off than me who would appreciate it better, especially since they sank the money in it anyway. He basically said, "I sank money into your computer, and I have no value in it except to wave it over your head."
Guy is an idiot. Under law what he did is not only theft, but a whole slew of other criminal acts.
|Date:||February 13th, 2012 04:44 pm (UTC)|| |
..but destroying it is fine? How is THAT not stealing?
Legally it's completely theft. She gave him the computer with the understanding that he would do an IT update on it and return it to her in reasonable condition. Then he intentionally destroyed it. It's theft pure and simple. Dude just doesn't know the law.
Why not give it to that cleaning lady you respect so much? Seems fairer than just breaking it.
|Date:||February 13th, 2012 03:56 pm (UTC)|| |
Wow. That makes the whole thing so, so much worse. O.O
get an IT guy you can trust!
|Date:||February 13th, 2012 06:20 pm (UTC)|| |
Oddly enough, while the whole gun part got my goat some, it was the invasion of privacy that the parent had to do to get to the data he sought. I know that when people bring laptops into BestBuy there are always warnings online about your data being copied and used w/o permission, but you shouldn't have the same concern when it is family. Then again, I don't know how my parents would have handled me growing up in this information age either, they respected my privacy mostly but this sort of info might get too tantalizing for even the most stalwart of parents..