Broken eyeglass etiquette - who should pay?
October 12, 2010 10:36 AM Subscribe
Who is at fault and who should pay for the expensive broken eyeglasses to be fixed?
posted by stealabove to Human Relations (57 answers total)
Person A and B live together and share a bed.
Person B uses the closet located on person A's side of the bed.
Person A uses the closet in the spare bedroom.
Person A often takes their reading glasses off and leaves them on the floor beside the bed in the 1.5 foot space between the bed and the entrance to the closet that person B uses.
Person B claims to have asked that person A not do this because it is a bad idea and the glasses will get stepped on when person B is using their closet.
Person A continued to leave their glasses there on and off for about 12 months and was asked by Person B roughly 4 or 5 times over the course of the year not to do so.
Eventually person B steps on person A's glasses and breaks them.
Person A believes that since they have kept their glasses there for a year it is not their fault and person B should pay. They don't recall being asked to leave their glasses elsewhere.
Person B believes that it person A's fault for leaving expensive glasses on the floor in front of the closet beside the bed.
Who is at fault and who should pay to have the eyeglasses fixed?