A Man Was Happy to Help His Elderly Neighbors Out During the Pandemic, but Then Their Daughter Demanded It Become an Unpaid Daily Duty

A man found himself in a difficult spot when his elderly neighbor’s daughter asked him to ensure her father took his medicine every day. It was a big commitment that would throw off his schedule, but he was reluctant to say no out of guilt.

Helpful neighbor

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The man wrote, “I lived across the hall from a couple in their late 80s, and I grew close to them during the pandemic when I offered to do their groceries while they were in complete isolation.”

Friendship develops

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“You could say we became friends, and maybe they even saw me as a surrogate grandson,” he said. “The wife sadly passed away, and the husband is now living alone. I made a habit of dropping by a few times a week to see if he needed anything or just to keep him company for awhile.”

The couple’s daughter

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The elderly couple’s daughter came to visit. She got the man’s contact number for any emergencies because she lived in a faraway state.

Medicine reminder

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She texted the man and told him that her father was not always taking his daily medicine. She wasn’t sure if he was forgetting or if he was doing it by choice. The daughter asked if he could check in every day.

Daily job

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Checking in on his neighbor each day was a commitment and a responsibility. He asked the daughter what she could pay him to do this daily task. However, that took her by surprise.

Strange reaction

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The daughter asked him why he would need to be paid to help her father. She reasoned that if he was there every day anyway, it was something that he could do.

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The man explained that he drops by out of fondness for her father when he can. He’s not obliged to visit every day, and it would require a commitment. He said it sounded like a duty for a professional caregiver.

Tight schedule

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He told her he’d need to change his schedule to ensure he was there daily. She replied that he could just drop by each day after work.

After-work drinks

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The man told her it would not be possible to do it every day after work because he has a life. Sometimes, he met friends for drinks after work; other times, he’d stay at his partner’s house.

Harsh reaction

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The woman lashed out. She accused him of being selfish and not helping her father. She said it would not cost him anything, so he should not expect payment.

Difficult dilemma

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The man was in a difficult spot. He was very fond of his elderly neighbor and was concerned when he heard that the man was not taking his medicine. However, he didn’t like the way their daughter demanded his compliance.

What should he do?

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The man reached out to an online forum to ask for advice about how to approach the matter. He got some helpful replies.

The internet responded

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One poster said, “He is not your obligation, and at his age, he should have a caretaker. I understand if money is tight for them and they can’t, but that doesn’t mean you should put your life on hold for someone else.”

While another declared, “There’s a big difference between visiting somebody and taking on their medical care. She’s being a cheapskate.”

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