Sure, the US has many problems, but that doesn’t change the fact that the average citizen of a third world country would do absolutely anything to be afforded the privileges and opportunities the average American has.
My sister is 18 and she is finishing her senior year of high school. She's finishing remotely.
My parents decided to start charging her 550 dollars rent plus utilities on her 18th birthday. Around this time, I went from working at home to returning to the office.
I offered my sister my spare room that I'd been using as an office to live in for free but she was too proud to accept it for free so I said 200 a month, since I thought it was ridiculous our parents were trying to get so much cash off a high school kid.
I'm not telling her this since I want to give it as a gift but I'm gonna put the money she gives me in savings for paying for her trade school classes after high school.
Anyway my parents got really mad, that I'm moving their "high school daughter" cross country from new york to Colorado before she's even finished high school, that if she lives in colorado with me she's not gonna be responsible enough to actually go to a trade school like she was telling the family she was planning after high school. And that I was ruining her future.
They are also worried that the school will have issues with them as parents if their kid is living in a different state and not in the school district during the last bit of senor year.
I told them that if they wanted to treat her like she's all grown and charge her rent and utilities then why are they getting mad when she does something like an adult. And she says she can handle things with the school so let her do that as an adult.
My parents are really mad at me and say I'm ruining her life.
AITA for letting my sister move in with me even though she is still in high school?
I grew up in (not US) but moved here over two decades ago. I realize that my 40 yo ducting just cannot handle the level of spices anymore. If I see authentic Indian cooking I devour it but more often I don't seem be able to handle this food day in and day out. I tone it down when I cook for family that's raised in the US. More often I don't even have the 15 different ingredients that are required to go into that spice mix. My mom or grandma never wrote down the recipes anyways. I'm always winging it. What I come up with is often yummy but no longer authentic. Funny thing is, if I make it authentic it just doesn't go well with my audience either.