Dude! Just Don't TOUCH!
my grandmother is the same. i would leave paintings to dry and she picks them up and smudges them. not so much now i have moved out but i was painting a canvas last week and my boyfriends dad came over and dumped his tool box on top of the painting! when there was plenty of room everywhere else. it got ruined :C cranky just thinking about it
ugh i hate people like that
My stars, you'd think some folks had been raised by wolves! As the youngest of four, I sympathize with everyone who's experiencing (or has experienced) a severe lack of privacy. In my house growing up, nothing was ever really 'yours'; people could use it at any time else you were being 'selfish'. Heaven forbid you should close a door to get some privacy because then you were obviously doing something wrong and that's why you wanted to hide it.
Needless to say, I don't treat my daughter that way.
Her stuff is her stuff. If someone wants to borrow it, they have to ask. Me included. Doesn't matter if I bought it, I gave it to her so it's now hers. I knock on the door to her room *and wait for her to invite me in* before I open the door. My older sister now lives with us and still has a problem with this. grr. I don't read over her shoulder when she's surfing the net unless she's showing me something. I really don't care as long as she's not handing out credit card numbers or someone's social security number. She's actually more online identity cautious than I am. lol I don't go through her stuff unless 1) she's asked for help in searching for something, 2) I'm grabbing something that she's told me where she's stashed it, or 3) I'm helping her clean when the dust bunnies reach Bronze Age weaponry. This has always been my rule and even more so once she reached the teen-age years. There are simply some things that cannot be unseen.
My 2 year old gets into my stuff often, usually I can catch him before it's ruined. I usually don't get to mad at him when he does ruin something, usually it's because he is mimicking me and wants to do what I am doing, so he copies me, and It's hard to get mad, when I want to encourage his creative side. Some of "our" pieces are now sported in a frame on our wall.
I know this is completely dissimilar to your situation, I do get mad though when people borrow my laptop to "check they're email or ect." and they close out of all my tabs! I do a lot of things on my computer at once, website coding, research, work, graphics, to name a few and I hate it when I loose all my work! Makes me want to kick some one in the forehead
Ugh I was working on my laptop once for a few hours and my battery had died so I plugged it in and my dad walked by and unplugged it from the wall because it was in the way but since I had just plugged it in the laptop died and I lost everything.
I'm often on my laptop chatting with a friend and I look over to see my parents trying to peer over my shoulder. It almost makes you want to write something of great interest like "I got the drugs" or "The hitman is hired!" just to get them going! hahaha
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