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    I don't get this OPs post.
    Plenty of us have said it sounds crazy. Crazy that you loaned a piece of equipment worth so much from uni and even crazier you'd get a $1000 fine for overdue items.
    Even harder to believe that you'd leave a sick 8 year at home and as pp said considering you claim to be a helicopter parent.
    And you haven't come back in the thread to reply to any posts.
    OP you should come back into the thread where you asked for advice and comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamtam View Post
    I don't get this OPs post.
    Plenty of us have said it sounds crazy. Crazy that you loaned a piece of equipment worth so much from uni and even crazier you'd get a $1000 fine for overdue items.
    Even harder to believe that you'd leave a sick 8 year at home and as pp said considering you claim to be a helicopter parent.
    And you haven't come back in the thread to reply to any posts.
    OP you should come back into the thread where you asked for advice and comment.
    Sorry I don't live on bubhub 24hrs a day like other people. I have a LIFE!

    I returned the item after hours with permission

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    OP, I'm sorry you're getting such a harsh response. I can see how you may have thought this was your best option, with your neighbour checking in. If he were responsible & in good health, then I wouldn't see the issue; you know your child best. Given he's so sick though, I don't think he should be on his own. The courier sounds like a great idea. Hope you get/have got it sorted out

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    Some fierce and nasty responses here. The OP asked a question seeking advice and mostly what she got back were critical, judgemental responses attacking her for even asking the question, appearing to challenge the legitimacy of the situation, or having a go at her for not coming back in a timely fashion to answer questions. Good grief.

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    Some of the replies seem a bit OTT.

    But from someone who proclaims to be a helicopter parent that rings her kids day care 5 times a day, to ask if it's OK to leave a just discharged from hospital and too sick to ride in the car 8 year old home alone does seem incongruous .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxwell's Silver Hammer View Post
    Sorry I don't live on bubhub 24hrs a day like other people. I have a LIFE!

    I returned the item after hours with permission
    Very glad you found a suitable solution to this and the uni was reasonable (as I would expect in such a situation).

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    None of the replies were harsh or OTT. The fact is the child is sick and 8 yrs old. Not good enough to even think it's ok to leave them home alone

    Seriously ppl think it's ok?

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    Hmm, I've just read this thread for the first time and while I wouldn't choose to leave my 8yo home alone and sick I tend to think that some of the language used by pp's is fairly emotive and unhelpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxwell's Silver Hammer View Post

    I returned the item after hours with permission
    Hey Hun sorry for forgetting the background. Does this mean you have a DH? If so why couldn't he pull his finger out and help look after your child during the day?
    - apologies if I have jumped to conclusions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoteToSelf View Post
    Some of the replies seem a bit OTT.

    But from someone who proclaims to be a helicopter parent that rings her kids day care 5 times a day, to ask if it's OK to leave a just discharged from hospital and too sick to ride in the car 8 year old home alone does seem incongruous .
    What the heck does incongruous mean?

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