One night Nick Crew, 67, from England had enough of his three adult children calling and complaining about their problems. So Crew decided to write them a long, bitter email expressing how very, very disappointed he is in them.

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Crew, a retired naval submarine captain begins his email by saying: ‘With last evening's crop of whinges and tidings of more rotten news for which you seem to treat your mother like a cess-pit, I feel it is time to come off my perch...’ He continues: ‘It is obvious that none of you has the faintest notion of the bitter disappointment each of you has in your own way dished out to us. We are seeing the miserable death throes of the fourth of your collective marriages at the same time we see the advent of a fifth.’

What could have his kids possible done to his father and mother to deserve such wrath? Well, lets see: Fred, 35, is divorced, and works as a taxi driver. Fred’s middle sister, 38, is a single mom of two, and Emily Crews, 40, is a struggling writer. As of right now, Emily is also the only one who is speaking to daddy dearest, the other two are demanding an apology.

Crew is not planning on sending that apology any time soon, because he believes his kids could have done better, much better in life.

‘We are constantly regaled with chapter and verse of the happy, successful lives of the families of our friends and relatives and being asked of news of our own children and grandchildren,’ writes Crew. ‘Fulfilling careers based on your educations would have helped — but as yet none of you is what I would confidently term properly self-supporting. Which of you, with or without a spouse, can support your families, finance your home and provide a pension for your old age?’

Ouch! Mr. Crew is not holding back. He goes on to say that he doesn’t want to hear from his children until they have accomplished anything or have a realistic goal they are working toward.

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