(Closed) My own mother ripped me off. (rant)

posted 4 years ago in Family
Post # 3
4705 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

ooh that sucks. My mom has pulled things like that. Lesson learned, don’t do buisness deals with mom. 

Post # 4
3402 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@OnceUponATime:  Hah, country girl here too. I used to sell hogs at county fair and my family has done our fair share of buying lifestock to slaughter and stock in the freezer for the year.

You have probably already thought of this, but the carcass weight vs. viable meat weight is usually quite a jump, so it’s possible that you didn’t get ripped off as badly as you might have thought.

However, to pay such a large amount in order to get the meat smoked and the not actually get the meat that was smoked it crazy. She took the most expensive meat, and even if she did “half” it properly, it seems like she gave you the real short end of the stick.

Is it worth it to you to mention to her, or will is cause more of an issue than it’s worth?


Post # 5
9556 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

That sucks, but I would probably just not split stuff in the future.

Post # 7
602 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@OnceUponATime:  We do this often with pigs, cows and lamb. We split it with a few coworkers and always have the butcher split it for us so no one is at fault and it typically comes out even. I would maybe mention that you didnt get something and wanted to try a recipe and see if she would give it to you. I know after our splits we will still exchange some of the cuts later.

Post # 9
11284 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@OnceUponATime:  i would flat out ask her for some bacon and ham.  return some other meat portion back to her for it.

Post # 10
2378 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

No ham and no ribs!?  That’s ridiculous.  Generally, any time you’re purchasing a whole animal at a set per lb price, some parts are going to be a better deal than others.  The ground is barely worth what you pay, but the whole point is that it balances out with the expensive cuts, like the loin, ribs, etc.  Personally, I just wouldn’t split with her anymore.  It’s not worth the drama, and I’m sure you can find plenty of friends that would want to split with you.

Post # 12
2926 posts
Sugar bee

@OnceUponATime:  That sucks. I am sorry to hear but it does sound tasty 🙂

Post # 13
2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Now I really want bacon…

Post # 14
1762 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Oh man sorry to hear that girl!

Post # 15
7200 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

That sucks.  Just wanted to say this post is fascinating to me- as i can’t imagine purchasing a whole animal!

Post # 16
3070 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@OnceUponATime: But…of the meat you DO have, are you willing to share? I only ask because as I read the list of the various cuts and whatnot I suddenly became hungry and would rip off my OWN mother if it meant I could have some fried porkchops. I’m just sayin…think about it 🙂


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