It is the Saturday after New Years so my girlfriend decides she wants to have another couple come over just for dinner. I said as long as they wear masks inside I am cool with it. So when they arrived we all said our “hellos” to each other and I realize they brought their two kids. They were boys around 5-7 years old. Dinner went really well and my friend Julien and I decided to go out for a beer, nothing big. As we left I made sure the door to my office was shut to keep the kids out. I also said to the ladies to please make sure the kids do leave the living room and keep them out of my office. I come home and everything seems cool. The girls were talking and a movie was on so I figured the kids were on the couch with them. So Julien and I went to the office and it became clear that they didn’t watch her kids because they were in my office chasing each other around and using my headphones as their little play radios. As I watch them for a moment I see my LCD-3s fall right off one kids head and hit the hardwood floor. My girlfriend can see I am about to lose it so she get the kids out there. I start looking around and I see that my Ether 2s and new Meze Empyreans just lying on the floor. I am about to cry at this point I swear to god and my girlfriend trying to be apologetic and shift blame to her friend and I just told her she needed to leave with her friend, which she did. Now that everything is back in the room I realize I am missing my Audeze LCD-4s. After looking for them I go onto the back porch to have an overview of the backyard and there they were, lying in pieces on the pavers in the back yard. That was the killing blow, but to add insult to injury I see they made sure to knock over my metal woo audio headphone stands so they they fell and scratched up my amps and one fell off the desk onto the brand new power conditioning unit I just got.
I honestly don’t even know what to do about this. I don’t have any money, I don’t work because I go to school and because I am partially disabled from a previous injury. My girlfriend’s friend won’t pay for it, with two kids from two different deadbeat parents. She said she would make it right and replace everything that her kids damaged. She demanded that I give her a number off the top of my head and I said, $12,000.00 just for the headphones (which is actually correct) and she almost passed out. lol I know I will never see a dime.
So guys, what do I do? Is my only option to end my participation this hobby I love so much? It took me years to save for and buy everything I had. Thanks for letting me get this off my chest.
Edit: fixed only the spelling mistakes and typos that made no sense