When I was 10 years old, I saw them mistreating a maid and didn't like it at all. They acted like the typical arrogant, snobbish people, giving all the other wealthy people (and kids from wealthy families) a horrrible reputation. For example my mother would purposely throw her popcorn and coke (pretending it was an accident), called her by the name and told her to hurry. My father wasn't any different either. Then they used to laughed. I never found that funny.
When I tried to speak up and told them she was still a human, I got told to just shut up and let her do the job, that maids are suppose to be treated like that. I was the only one that said good morning to her, cleaned my room and secretly tried helping her with some tasks.
She quitted eventually but we never lost contact. I heard she's doing better elsewhere and actually has completed college. She only considers me as family, as a friend but wants nothing to do with my parents. She's impressed I didn't got ruined by them. Sometimes I really hate my parents when they mistreat others. Is this normal?
I'm impressed that at 10 you found their behavior disturbing because it is. You sound like a good person.
yeah but I couldn't do much to stop them. They were already shutting me up for trying to speak up. If I did more, I would've gotten grounded.
It is shocking. The parents are suppose to teach the kid and be the people a kid would look up to. I feel ashamed to have them as parents sometimes. I feel like they failed me.
They did fail you, but you still knew what the right thing to do was.