maybe he’s a “new gay” (like the guy who was sneaking boys in his room from a previous post) and as a result, his mom didn’t know what to get him for a gift. hello kitty band-aids for a “new gay” son seems appropriate.
Actually I think Miles’ present was inspired by mylifeisaverage.com. For some reason, it’s really cool and trendy there if a 20 year old receives presents more suitable to someone 15 years younger. Such gifting occurences are shared on the site with comments such as “Best. Present. Ever.” or “New favorite parent? I think so.” I feel bad for the mom because she probably thought he would respond with this kind of comment, but I also feel bad for Miles because his mom thinks he’s an MLIA obsessed nerd which is kinda a low opinion of him.
Roxy – sure, she’s having fun now. That will change right quick in a couple of years when she’s out of school, and out of her parent’s house (she strikes me as the “I’m-so-outta-here-when-I’m-18″ type), trying to support herself and having a hell of a time because she was fucking off when she was suppossed to be at ‘skool’.
Of course, she might find gainful employment at a Taco Bell. Or as a stripper. Something nice.
Moosegeek, even if your outrageous assumptions turn out to be correct, there is no shame in an 18yo moving out of home and working at Taco Bell to support herself. If you look down your nose at her it says more about you than it does about Miranda. Poverty does not equal stupidity. Independence does not equal lack of education.
Totally missed my point.
Poverty does not equal stupidity. Getting suspended from school for sexting and drugs is stupid. Wishing her luck holding down that job at Taco Bell after her boss catches her sexting whilst high on the clock.
I still don’t see what is so wrong with an 18yo working at Taco Bell. It seems like an appropriate job for that age group. I don’t see how it’s stupid to get suspended either. Suspension would indicate more about her behaviour than her IQ. She may have an issue such as ADHD which actually indicates an above average intelligence. Or she might just have the balls to try something new while she is young enough to get away with it. Just because she engages in certain behaviours at school doesn’t mean she will do so at work. If she NEEDS her job to survive then she would almost certainly have a different attitude. Maybe it’s a class thing, and you can’t see how obvious this is because you’ve had a cushy life. Or maybe you just enjoy judging people whom you are jealous of.
Roxy, all of that could be true. But you left out one possibility. Perhaps she performs well at work because she’s getting paid to be there, but at school she feels no obligation to be show self respect and follow rules. And you do realize that you’re saying “try something new while she is still young enough to get away with it” to drugs and sexting?
Oh and Roxy do us all a favor and just leave. You’re making yourself look more idiotic by the second. Oh, and to those who don’t live in America, don’t start with the university thing. We don’t get any help with school like countries who actually care. Community college is California is now $26 a unit, meaning 1 class=$100. That’s pretty hard to work an $8/hr job and pay for that.
HeyTeach, I’m sure I left out many possibilities but I agree that she may not follow the rules at school because she HAS to be there. Don’t see how following the rules has anything to do with self-respect though.
Also yes I do consider one school suspension to be “getting away with” drugs & sexting. She hasn’t had charges laid and she won’t have a criminal record. She got caught breaking the law but her only punishment is no school for 5 days.
It confuses me why people think drugs & sexting is so bad. Sure sexting may come back to bite her, but it’s just a teen experimenting with her sexuality. She’s got to learn sometime. As for drugs… let’s not get all hypocritical here.
Zoned, the mature thing to do when you disagree with someone is to express your opinion, not call each other names.
LMFAO. “Judging people whom I am jealous of”? Yeah, that’s it. Absloutely green with envy, here.
And since you don’t know me in the slightest, I’m not gonna take offense at the “cushy life” statement. I’ve supprted two special needs children singlehandedly for 10 years. Any time you want to come over and enjoy my cushy life, feel free. I could use a break. I’ve forgotten more about life that you’ll ever learn.
I was happily munching on my lunch when I read comment #34, then I laughed so hard that I sprayed it everywhere. Nice! But thanks for the laugh *goes off to find tissues to clean up aforementioned lunch*
Nothing wrong at all with an 18yo working at Taco Bell. If you need it to survive fine, if you are doing it for some extra cash fine. But, if you’re taking risks while “you’re young enough to get away with it” (or NOT get away with it as the case may be) and you’re still in school, then there’s a pretty good chance that 18yo working at Taco Bell will become the 28yo working at Taco Bell.
Sure, getting suspended isn’t necessarily an indicator of actual intelligence. I know a lot of super intelligent people with no common sense whatsoever, but doing drugs and ‘sexting’ in school is pretty fucking dumb.
As for the comment about sticking in a job and doing well if you really need it, and the whole issue about the class divide and having a cushy life – can’t be bothered to read through again. That’s a pretty massive generalisation – I know plenty of people who are desperate for cash, living on the breadline who are the laziest motherfuckers I have ever met who have no motivation to be good at their jobs. And for that reason they will always be in the crappy jobs, and always remain on the breadline. And you know, an alarming number of these people are the ones who fucked about at school doing, yes, you guessed it, drugs and shit. Though, since we didn’t have mobile phones then, to hell with sexting, they just did the real thing. I also know a lot of people who worked while they were at school not because they needed the money, but because they were brought up by their middle class parents to have some fucking respect.
Aw did my name calling hurt? The only thing I see is ‘idiotic’, which is what your ‘statements’ are implying. Seriously, you’re not making a point here, as you can tell by the fact that NO one has said anything positive towards or about you.
Oh yes, I forgot to say, my ex’s mum used to send him shit like that all the time. He lived with his dad for most of his teens, but saw her pretty regularly, but she never quite grasped that he was growing up. She’s a little strange in many ways… he regularly used to say he’d do anything for a ‘normal mum’. Poor Miles. it’s kind of cute but I can see how it would be annoying for him.
OMG… Sexting is not a big deal and there are people that do it all the time without touching themselves. Drugs, however, is a different story… Damn crack addicts and I’m surprised she didn’t get arrested and expelled.