Here is what you said, "I can't believe you're so angry at the bank. They are a business and businesses exist to make money. People are responsible for their own actions. No one held a gun to your son's head and forced him to get a third card. He needs to take responsibility for himself and you should be responsible for teaching him how to manage his finances. My mother taught me to never spend money I don't have and to pay any credit card bills right away. I have never had a bit of credit card debt. No one is tricking your son, he's just making foolish decisions. The two of you should stop blaming others for your mistakes."
Did you read my post? Responsibility and accountability seem to be very important to you. In that way we are much alike. It's interesting to me that you remained anonymous. I guess blogger gives you the option to hide and not take responsibility for your statements. Interesting also that you assume that we are not good parents and didn't teach our son about financial responsibility and that we and he are not taking responsibility for the bad decisions he has made.
I think it's wonderful that you are managing your money well. My hope is that if you have children, that they learn every lesson you teach them and never make a mistake or a bad decision. You are correct, businesses are there to make money. For me, however, there is more involved in running a business than simply profit.
It's interesting to me how Stephanie acknowledged the hurt I'm feeling and also made a suggestion to help us work through this situation. I admire her perceptiveness and her willingness to help another person even though she doesn't even know me. What a wonderful lesson her parents taught her.
I apologize to my regular blog readers. I debated whether to delete this comment, ignore it, or respond. Parenting is a difficult job. Children are human beings with minds of their own and we do our best on a daily basis to model and teach so that our children will be good men and women. I know also that there are many good, responsible parents who are dealing with many issues with their children. It's stressful and difficult and folks who chastise and blame only make our jobs harder.