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I'm "not allowed" to get a car until I'm 18. Even if I pay for insurance myself, AND get the car myself. Because of something on Oprah she saw. I saved up about $3000 on my own, from birthdays and such since like Kindergarden and stuff, which I planned on using for a car to "get me through highschool" and some insurance on the side, and use some to mess around with it, but guess not.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/mad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Mad"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/mad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Mad"><br><br>
Thanks Oprah. Love you too. >:|
 

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What did Oprah do now?
 

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I only caught the end of it. Said that parents are afraid of saying no and stuff like that.<br><br>
I don't remember the last time I got boughten something other than food. So yeah. If I want something I pay for it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/mad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Mad">
 

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What DIDN'T she do?<br><br>
I get a car, but only because it's hella cheaper to insure me for only one car. Fine with me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin">
 

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A 17+ year old kid riding on a school bus is very embarrassing, maybe you should tell them that the kids make fun of you or something.. lol If you ride the bus that is. I was riding the bus at 17, and believe me..its not cool to have to 'wait for the bus' after school instead of getting in your car =(
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>Murlocke</strong></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">A 16+ year old kid riding on a school bus is very embarrassing, maybe you should tell them that the kids make fun of you or something.. lol If you ride the bus that is. I was riding the bus at 17, and believe me..its not cool to have to 'wait for the bus' after school instead of getting in your car =(</div>
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I walk.<br><br>
Not very fun, but eh.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I walk.<br><br>
Not very fun, but eh.</div>
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I ride the bus, but I've got a peculiar setup, and all my classmates in the same situation do too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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Hmm i was 8 miles from my school so that wasnt a option for me in HS... I don't really agree with the "my house my rules". I paid rent the day i turned 18 at my parents house, and even though I paid rent (they forced me to..), they still gave me the "my house my rules" line.<br><br>
I believe if I have the money I should be able to spend it on what I want.<br><br>
Spending money wisely is a part of life and if parents limit what there kid can spend there money on, how will they learn? You cant kick your kid out at 18 and expect them to know exactly what to do.. Thats my 2 cent.
 

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Hmm, crappy.
 

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That's effin stupid!<br><br>
Oprah ruins so many kids lives...honestly...<br><br>
Kids the only people who listen to that stuff, is the parents who ALREADY don't give their kids anything.<br><br>
I mean...people at my school...their parents give them a car straigth up and are like "ok here have fun".<br><br>
I get nothing.
 

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I actually bought a 3,000$ car and got offered a trade by my mom's boyfriend. He offered me a 10,000$ Pontiac Grand Am GT for my 3,000$ car. So yea.. I accepted. They broke up, mom sold my car. And I was carless and out 3,000$.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">That's effin stupid!<br><br>
Oprah ruins so many kids lives...honestly...<br><br>
Kids the only people who listen to that stuff, is the parents who ALREADY don't give their kids anything.<br><br>
I mean...people at my school...their parents give them a car straigth up and are like "ok here have fun".<br><br>
I get nothing.</div>
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The highschool I go to now just opened, so a lot of people came from a lot of different middle schools and such...Weddington the rich kids, Parkwood the stuckup kids, East Union the "wiggers", Sun Valley the "stupid" kids + hot chicks, and Monroe (Reppin'! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">) the "druggie/fighting" school. (Really didn't happen that much, just more than the other schools.)<br><br>
Everyone from Weddington more or less is getting a car (read: new) for their 16th birthday.<br><br>
While almost everyone from Monroe Middle isn't getting anything car wise.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/mad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Mad"><br><br>
And me, I can't get it even if I pay for it myself. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/mad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Mad">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I actually bought a 3,000$ car and got offered a trade by my mom's boyfriend. He offered me a 10,000$ Pontiac Grand Am GT for my 3,000$ car. So yea.. I accepted. They broke up, mom sold my car. And I was carless and out 3,000$.</div>
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She kept all the money?? What the hell?
 

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I think the parents who don't give out anything are better than the ones who give their son a new BMW after he totals his explorer in front of my house because he was getting high with his friends and thought he could turn 90 degrees at 60mph and rolled his car over my mailbox which I spent my good time making and planting in the ground and then tried to run away past my house in the woods and made me chase after him and tackle him and drag him back to the scene to face his punishment, which turned out to be nothing. GAH! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/mad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Mad"> Ok, that was my rant. Wow, long sentence. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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I actually am complaining to her nearly every day since then, this happened 2 months ago.<br><br>
I told her that she or her ex-boyfriend needs to pay me $3,000...her response is always "I don't have it right now". (I'll never get the money most likely..)<br><br>
So yea.. Luckly she let me spend 2,700$ at best buy on HER card. So I told her she won't be receiving that money and she can just pay that off for me.. Not a very nice thing to do, but what she did wasnt very nice either. =/
 

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I dont get many things either, but the one thing that I'm currently trying to beg my parents to have, is a job. Other than that, I'm cool with not having an xbox or a PS2. I'm completely fine with my trucks paint chipping. Because, once I get a job, I can start paying for that kind of stuff. Except insurance, thats my parents job till I move out or something.<br><br>
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I'm "not allowed" to get a car until I'm 18. Even if I pay for insurance myself, AND get the car myself. Because of something on Oprah she saw. I saved up about $3000 on my own, from birthdays and such since like Kindergarden and stuff, which I planned on using for a car to "get me through highschool" and some insurance on the side, and use some to mess around with it, but guess not.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/mad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Mad"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/mad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Mad"><br><br>
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Ouchies! Im 17 and on my second car, I used to have a 95 saturn now I got a 94 pontiac grand am. Im not even 18 yet. Pwnage.
 

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Hmm, don't you guys have public transport in the states? I'm not getting a car till im 21 or so. PT is very good ova here.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hmm, don't you guys have public transport in the states? I'm not getting a car till im 21 or so. PT is very good ova here.</div>
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Its here..it just take a while to get to a bus and then they charge alot more.
 

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It's like $1 to ride one ljne and transfers are free. $2 for all day passes. I dont know how much for monthly, bi-monthly, etc. BTW, the public line here is called Sun Tran. The <i><b>cleanest</b></i> public transportation I have seen in my life. And I've been on Californias and on pheonix's buses.
 
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