The query comes from a young adult whose father wants to be repaid for the costs of raising him. The clincher? The dad is rich and doesn’t need the money — but he considered raising the child a “financial investment” that he expects a return on. A return you say? You mean like that deeply gratifying paternal reward of beaming with pride as your son wins the chess tournament, competes in a cross-country meet, donates his time to charity, earns a college degree or writes his first book? Nope, this dad wants monthly payments.
The puzzled young man wants to know if this kind of behavior is normal — and the Quora answer crew assure him it’s not. “You’re dad is damaged goods,” begins one reply. But the best one is some legal advice from a funny, savvy economics student: “Sue him for having brought you into this business contract without your previous agreement and for, as your legal guardian, making financial decisions in your name that were clearly not in your advantage.”