Was at the Ford dealership getting my oil changed and killing time by walking through the big show room. There is a Mustang GT350 sitting in the middle with a huge bow on it and folks gathered around waiting for someone. Minutes later the family comes in with their son who immediately yells about wanting it in blue instead of black and denting the passenger door with a swift kick.
My roommate is an application essay reader for a university's business school. He was just telling me about a kid who wrote his "overcoming hardship" essay about how he really wanted a boat because all of his friends had boats, and it was hard for him to be left out. Then he overcame his hardship when his parents bought a boat.
The parents did not even have money. He wanted new clothes was told no, so he put his clothes in bathtub and poured bleach on them. Parents bought him new clothes.
In high school, 1987. This really pretty girl was about to turn 16 and her parents got her a fully frame-up restored 65 mustang. Wasn't what she wanted, so they got her a new Porsche 944 (not the only one at my school). It was customized with rims and upholstery that had her name embroidered on it. When she graduated they got her a new Lexus sedan. Her father was a preacher at a small rural church. Her mom was a stay at home trophy wife. Still have no idea how they pulled that off.
Sister refuses to look for a job and as a result moves back home. She uses my parents vehicle to drive around with her boyfriend and go to parties and shit. One day there's a family emergency and the car is not in the driveway for her to use. She throws a tantrum, trashes the house, and runs away with her boyfriend. Btw, my sister is 22 years old.
I was in a Toys R Us in the 90s. This mother and daughter who had to be around 12 were shopping. The girl asks if she can have some toy. The mother said "no, we are here to get a gift for ....". The girl asked once or twice more and the mom declined.
The girl then said "fuck you mommy" and took off running. The mother chased here while the kid cursed her out. Eventually, it must have ended.
I went to check out and the mother/daughter are behind me. The mother not only got the toy she wanted but actually apologized.
This will probably get lost, but this is one of my favorite spoiled kid comeuppance stories ever.
Had a friend "Don" who had a 2 kids, a year apart in age. When his son turned 16, Don was ready to give him his PRISTINE Volkswagen. Don really babied his cars, so this Jetta, though about seven years old, was truly in like-new condition, a car that most normal 16 year olds would be thrilled to have. I would have been thrilled to have it myself!
So Don tells his son the plan and his son goes "Dad, I'm not driving THAT car. It's a seven year old Jetta. I need a new pickup truck." After taking a deep breath so he didn't throttle his son, Don simply said "Well, then, I'll drive the Jetta for one more year and then give it to your sister when she's 16. If you want a new pickup truck then you'll either have to ask your mother or buy one yourself."
Now Don and his kids' mother had been divorced for years and, through a series of bad choices, his ex-wife had barely two dimes to rub together. Don had gotten remarried to a woman who was a very successful and wealthy business owner. So his son (very mistakenly) thought that Don and his current wife would foot the bill for whatever the son wanted; how very wrong he was...
Fast forward a year, his daughter is very happily driving the Jetta. Don bought himself a brand new Mazda. His son has access to neither of them. In desperation, his son bought himself a crappy $800 beater just to get himself to and from work. Lesson learned, I hope. I applaud Don for sticking to his guns and teaching his kid not to be an entitled asshole at an early age...
A friend of mine is married to a very very rich man. Old coal money or something, no one in the family has to work they all just live off of investments. Anyway she was crying one day because her MIL was threatening to cut her husbands allowance and he might have to GASP get a job!
When my brother broke off one of the rear-view mirrors on my father's nicest car two days before getting his license (driving illegally because he couldn't be fucked to bother with the five minute walk to the store on a mild sunny day to get a can of soda) and then just put the car in the garage like nothing happened, my parents bought him a brand new motorcycle so that he "wouldn't be tempted to borrow the car" anymore. I may have seen worse but this was in my family so...
In college I knew a girl whose daddy was some big shot banker or something. Made enough that the wife didn't have to work and 3 kids could go to expensive schools with little financial aid.
This girl didn't have to work during college, had all her supplies and lodging paid for by daddy, and got to fly home every time there was a 3 day weekend. All on her father's dime.
I once had to borrow $10 from her to pay for some food when we went out to eat. I promised I would pay her back once I got my check next week (at the time I worked for a cafe) and she seemed cool with it. Turns out she was not cool with it, and promptly bashed me on her blog and to all her other friends calling me a bad person and a thief....because I borrowed $10. Which I paid her back. I brought up the blog posts and she was very embarrassed.
Last I heard of her she's living in a daddy-paid Manhattan apartment working part time as a receptionist at a yoga studio. She started a new blog about "the struggle."
When I was 15 I was dating this girl that I met at a coffee shop downtown. Her parents were LOADED. Like home movie theater, wine cellar, live in maid loaded.
The girl got a brand new Lexus for her 16th birthday. It took her 4 times to pass her driving test. A week later she totals the car so they buy her another one.
Her parents also flew her from California to London to go school clothes shopping.
I'm from a rich area in Dallas, TX so I've seen some shit. I went back for a visit and my childhood best friend was complaining that her parents were only letting her go to New Zealand instead of Amsterdam (again, her dad is a multi millionaire and both of her teenage brothers drive Teslas).
My male best friend was complaining to me that he didn't get to go to prom in a hummer limo, only a regular stretch. He looked like he was going to pass out when I told him that I missed prom in high school to work a night shift.
Glad I don't know them anymore.
My friends dog. He used to barbecue a steak for the dog once or twice a week. Apparently the dog didn't like it pan fried.