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Seriously my turn to rant and complain.

My uncle's here on vacation for three weeks. He's here because of my cousin's wedding. Five days into his three week vacation, he brought my download quota to 80%. I get 75gb on peak and off. I'm rounding off that he downloaded approximately 120 or 130 (my math's sucks but I don't care I got this bar showing how much I have left). Not only downloading from our house, he goes to my cousin's place (the same one who's getting married) AND downloads from there. He killed 50gb worth of downloads...my cousin's now capped. So my uncle comes back to our place and kills our download quota.

FFS seriously because of stupid cultural traditions. It be rude of me to complain to his face so I told my brother to tell him. He stops but tonight...he killed it. I'm stressing out because I got two papers due soon and I rely heavily on the net to write my papers (no I do not cut and paste, I have to make references sigh). My brother is really pissed off because he pays for the net and it's gone already. He generally doesn't mind me using it as long I don't extensively abuse the quota but my uncle really put him off. I now have to cram 2 papers in a week. Not cool. I can't work at college because the library's small and the comps are never working when I am there. I can't go local library because the locals in there don't understand the meaning of quiet. It's like a barnyard in there, WAY louder in my local library then the street outside.

If you guys don't understand. In my family, elders are to be respected. If they're elders and also guests of the house, you just have to let them do what they want to an extent. My family is being mum about this but I'm not. I already complained and yet nothing can be done about it. I hate my uncle for doing this after he knew I needed the net to study. Thank god he's gone this Sunday and I don't want to see him off nor do I want to travel to the States to visit. You may think I'm whinging over something little and yet there's other things that's not relevant to this.

Sigh I just want to tell my uncle off. I can't speak my native language since I was born here so it sucks. Sometimes I find old traditions and heritages are stupid. They're too rigid...
I'm also having a birthday dinner party later on the weekend. I just hope he's gone out with my relatives. I won't be enjoying it. Sometimes it's hard to forgive...

For people who are thinking if he's downloading porn. No he isn't. He's downloading those god awful Asian song shows that are similar those music award shows like Aria or MTV stuff (those stupid Paris By Night Shows if anyone's curious). That's what I think it is. Then he burns the crap and gives it to my parents and relatives.
 

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Don't bother to argue with your elder's you can NEVER win. Why don't you just disconnect when you're not on the net and just tell your uncle the net is down. Put up some sorta barrier cause you still got like 2 weeks of that shit to put up with!!! uncool uncle....uncool (unless you confront him and he reimburse you/your bro or something like that)
 

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I"m glad im not in your shoes....That "elders are always right and should be respected no matter what" shit never flew with me...I would have went clean smooth off....esp. if it hindered my schooling. He sounds like one of those elders that takes advantage of the whole...imma elder you gotta respect me thing...I could be wrong, but I those types of older people and I have no problem telling them off. I always get in trouble, but those older than me know not to run over me cause they are older. Yes elders are due a certain level of respect, but there is a limit
 

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sinharvest24 said:
Don't bother to argue with your elder's you can NEVER win. Why don't you just disconnect when you're not on the net and just tell your uncle the net is down. Put up some sorta barrier cause you still got like 2 weeks of that shit to put up with!!! uncool uncle....uncool (unless you confront him and he reimburse you/your bro or something like that)

I don't. Unless their my parents because I knock sense into what I argue
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The problem with lying is that I'm using the net and he jumps on. We can't change the password or my parents start nagging me or my siblings because my uncle can't use it. Reinburse? What with US dollars? lol No we don't work like that in this family. If my parents found out, oh the shit they bring about "family pride" and such.

Okay maybe I left a unique information. My uncles in his 70's and he knows his shit with technology and learnt this within 2-3 years which is not bad for that age.
 

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JinTrigger said:
I"m glad im not in your shoes....That "elders are always right and should be respected no matter what" shit never flew with me...I would have went clean smooth off....esp. if it hindered my schooling. He sounds like one of those elders that takes advantage of the whole...imma elder you gotta respect me thing...I could be wrong, but I those types of older people and I have no problem telling them off. I always get in trouble, but those older than me know not to run over me cause they are older. Yes elders are due a certain level of respect, but there is a limit

I completely agree with you. I'd like to bring the shit to him yet I couldn't get the right words to him and also if I did this...Shit spreads in this family tree and my parents get looked down because people would think they didn't raise me well enough to know my place. I don't want to bring trouble to those who don't deserve it. I'm not sure if he is that type of elder...if I knew he was. I would not tolerate him in my house.
 

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Yeah I can understand the whole people not thinking your parents raised you right thing....Usually that's the only thing that holds me back from my out burst. Recently I have been able to communicate with my elders on subjects such as these better without coming off as disrespectful, but letting them know that just because they are older does not mean I will allow them to run over me.

But your right...Just gotta find the right words
 

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In USA most nets are not capped yet so he may not even know he is causing a problem, but he should have asked first anyways. Just unplug the net and say it is down unless it already is and then when he tries to get on and asks WTF just say we have caps here and you maxed it out. Then hold out your hand and rub two fingers to your thumb. I AM (kind of) AN ELDER and I say we deserve nothing special all we have done is managed to survive/put up with bs longer.
 

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I investigated, turns out my eldest sister who doesn't live with my family goes and tells him its okay to download thinking it be minor stuff. I still don't know exactly what my uncle downloads. My other sister now tells me that he had TWO laptops last night and I don't know where the f*** he got the second from...seriously ergh!

Thanks elmoreas for that bit of info. It explains the ignorance of downloading. I'm just baffled.. how does one (AND what kind) download up to 200gb in a couple of days... someone want to take a guess? Because that's some feat I've never seen nor tried (not that I'd want to).
 

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