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LeftPeopleFinishFirst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-04 03:11 PM
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Oh, great. Our exchange student is freaking out.
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We have this exchange student from Germany who has been at our house about two weeks now, and she's been expecting a package of Christmas presents from her mother. The package finally came today, but the postmaster delivered it to our front door instead of the mailbox. When I came out to get it, it had been ripped open by an animal or my dogs (we live by the woods so it could have been either). I got pretty much everything back together, but most of the candy was gone. Every little present I had taped and wrapped back up, but I didn't want to lie to her about it. When my mother got home, we tried to explain what happen and she got really really upset. She's like crying hysterically and wailing about how much it cost her mom to send the package, etc. I think she hates being at our house and hates our dogs. I don't know what to do. I understand how upset she is, but there is nothing we could have done to prevent it. She is mad and blaming us now, and it's unfair of her to do it. I literally walked around the yard for 45 minutes today to find ANYTHING remotely resembling something that was a gift.

Everything was fine up until NOW. We got along fine, there was no problems. Now something happens and she blows up.

I don't know what to do.
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  -Oh, great. Our exchange student is freaking out. LeftPeopleFinishFirst  Dec-08-04 03:11 PM   #0 
  - You're right  wryter2000   Dec-08-04 03:13 PM   #1 
  - She's homesick.  Stephanie   Dec-08-04 03:13 PM   #2 
  - Sounds like it's time for a big family meeting  Lex   Dec-08-04 03:14 PM   #3 
  - I know she is  LeftPeopleFinishFirst   Dec-08-04 03:16 PM   #7 
  - She's probably having a hard time being away from home  flamingyouth   Dec-08-04 03:15 PM   #4 
  - It sounds like she's just really homesick  RubyDuby in GA   Dec-08-04 03:15 PM   #5 
  - take her out  mitchtv   Dec-08-04 03:15 PM   #6 
  - It could just be that she is upset by not being at home for Christmas  johnnie   Dec-08-04 03:16 PM   #8 
  - Poor thing  sandnsea   Dec-08-04 03:18 PM   #9 
  - Very good idea !  Dzimbowicz   Dec-08-04 04:32 PM   #32 
  - Keep in mind you have a homesick teenager there...  JHB   Dec-08-04 03:21 PM   #10 
  - Poor girl.  Dora   Dec-08-04 03:22 PM   #11 
  - Ditto to all the other responses. and...  indigolady   Dec-08-04 03:23 PM   #12 
  - Instead of small town upstate new york...  LeftPeopleFinishFirst   Dec-08-04 03:24 PM   #14 
  - Hey LeftPeople  progmom   Dec-08-04 03:29 PM   #18 
     - near Glens Falls  LeftPeopleFinishFirst   Dec-08-04 03:40 PM   #22 
     - I grew up in Seneca Falls  progmom   Dec-08-04 03:44 PM   #23 
        - I grew up in Marcellus and Skaneatles.  radwriter0555   Dec-08-04 09:25 PM   #41 
           - Hey there!  progmom   Dec-08-04 09:40 PM   #45 
     - That is so true ...  CarolinaPeridot   Dec-08-04 09:40 PM   #46 
  - And Saint Nickolas Day is Dec.6. when the children get the gifts.  indigolady   Dec-08-04 03:25 PM   #15 
  - Maybe you could find some German bakery and buy her some  intheflow   Dec-08-04 03:23 PM   #13 
  - We need to rally some good old American DUer hospitality!  Rabrrrrrr   Dec-08-04 03:26 PM   #16 
  - what a sweet idea:-)  Lisa0825   Dec-08-04 04:20 PM   #30 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-08-04 03:27 PM   #17 
  - Eek .....  Trajan   Dec-08-04 03:33 PM   #19 
  - Do you have a German restuarant in your area?  n2mark   Dec-08-04 03:37 PM   #20 
  - No, I don't think that would work  Kellanved   Dec-08-04 04:44 PM   #34 
  - Update  LeftPeopleFinishFirst   Dec-08-04 03:39 PM   #21 
  - Has she talked to her real mother to confirm what she sent in the package?  Frogtutor   Dec-08-04 03:46 PM   #24 
  - Yes, she has spoken to her.  LeftPeopleFinishFirst   Dec-08-04 09:12 PM   #38 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-08-04 03:50 PM   #25 
  - ummm OK  Bleachers7   Dec-08-04 03:54 PM   #27 
     - I ditto that diagnosis.  LoZoccolo   Dec-08-04 04:17 PM   #29 
  - ouch  Kellanved   Dec-08-04 04:51 PM   #35 
     - Seventeen  LeftPeopleFinishFirst   Dec-08-04 09:13 PM   #39 
  - You ruined Christmas  Bleachers7   Dec-08-04 03:52 PM   #26 
  - The Bumpus's hounds.  LoZoccolo   Dec-08-04 04:13 PM   #28 
  - Poor kid  skygazer   Dec-08-04 04:21 PM   #31 
  - Even if we didn't have dogs...  LeftPeopleFinishFirst   Dec-08-04 09:19 PM   #40 
  - Rough situation for her and for you.  11 Bravo   Dec-08-04 04:39 PM   #33 
  - She is very homesick ...  CarolinaPeridot   Dec-08-04 05:18 PM   #36 
  - I think you need to contact the program and  cally   Dec-08-04 05:36 PM   #37 
  - Ask her if there's anything you can do to make it up to her.  BullGooseLoony   Dec-08-04 09:28 PM   #42 
  - we did  LeftPeopleFinishFirst   Dec-08-04 09:34 PM   #43 
  - I have a friend/customer who is from Germany  flamingyouth   Dec-08-04 09:38 PM   #44 

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