Can't sleep, need to vent about my Mom!!
So I get up go use the bathroom before going to sleep and I find a Yankee Candle pillar jar lit even though she has been in bed for an hour! I come home all the time and find them lit when she has gone to bed or has left the house!! I try to explain to her over and over again why its not ok to leave candles burning.
1) it could start a fire. She seems not to think so because its a glass jar candle and its in a holder. Oh yeah, and we have home owners insurance so even.of it does happen she seems to think they will just pay to replace it. I also try to explain that you cannot replace memories! Photos, art, etc.
2) we don't have a smoke detector! If she wants to risk her life fine... But the lives of her kids and our neighbors (we live in a condo).
3) its expensive! Those candles are $30 a pop and she isn't even around to enjoy of half the time.
Of course, nothing will happen to her though! Really?? It says it right on the lable not to leave it unattended because its fire hazard! We had a neighbor leave a coffee pot on the downstairs apartment. The upstairs and other downstairs apartment also caught fire, got flooded and sustained damage. The whole building row (each unit has 4 apartments and they are in rows of 4) all sustained smoke damage. I sent her photos of the flames, the hoses, the people displaced from their homes... Did it change her mind? Not for a second.
Just the complete disregard for the well being of others is what makes me the most upset. Every time she leaves that candle lit at night she is putting me, my sister, our neighbors and herself in danger but its obviously of no concern to her!
Her house, her rules, but this is ridiculous!
Sorry, I really just needed to get this off my chest. I'm so frustrated from this I can't fall asleep!
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