Get out of my face. Your breath stinks.
October 24, 2007 9:44pm CST
I am in a ranting mood today. Our insurance company for the car sent us a letter the other day asking for my most recent grades. I was up for an eligibility check for the good student discount. Well when I graduated last year I only had three class in the end and I was going through a really hard time. It was the peak of my anxiety disorder and ocd. I would have a serious panic attack if I turned in any school work. So I graduated with an A in psychology, a B in english and a D in economics. Ouch. But where I live a D is still passing so I had just enough credits (235) and the grades to graduate. Anyways my gpa for that semester was a 2.6 and my academic gpa which is the one they label you with for graduation was a 3.0. I dont know which one they will look at but it has to be a b average to get the discount which I am safe but my semester gpa is borderline c average so depending on what they look at. Also, im not a full time college student which is also part of the criteria so I might be screwed. Which sucks because I will have to pay more and I havent paid it in awhile. My mom has been paying it but I have been having to buy all the food in the house and gas for the cars in this house so I think it more then evens out. Anyways to the point. My mom had to tell me my grades were ridiculous, pathetic, bad, etc. When I was in elementary school she would make me correct my tests. There was one I got a B on and I was happy about but she made me correct the four I missed. I havent changed since then so why is she still trying? I do what makes me happy as far as school and my grades. Let me give you a little background. My dad didnt graduate high school. My mom got straight a's, cheerleader, volleyball player, and basketball player. Not to mention graduating from Cal Poly. My sister graduated high school with an academic gpa in the 2.0's and was grounded for most of her high school life for grades and just playing old acting up. She went to Long Beach State and graduated with an academic gpa in the 2.0's again. I was never grounded in high school, never in trouble, didnt go to parties and do drugs, drink, whatever. So why do I get to be watched so closely?! What the heck?! So annoyed! Yeah I got a D, big freaking deal. When you are graduating at the ceremony everyone looks the same anyways. No one knows. You get the same freaking paper. Seriously, if I havent changed my outlook on school since I was like eight, why would I change now? Ugh! Did I mention my sister is the golden child? She has moved six times in the five years she has lived there. Parents paid for her car, rent, food, and anything on the side. She had a job, dont know where that money goes. She just started paying for most of the stuff on her own. At twenty four years old. I have been paying bills since I was sixteen. Thanks.
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25 Oct 07
Hi, kiobug! No wonder you're mad. You've been a very independent girl and I'll be proud to have a daughter like you. As to your parents favoring your sister, I think in the long run you're the one who's gonna be benefited from being independent since you're very young. I DO hope you'll get the discount!!!!!! I don't know why your parents watch you so closely, though. Maybe they just have higher hopes on you rather than your sister when it comes to education?
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25 Oct 07
Yeah maybe. My mom did tell me that I started paying bills at an early age because I am more responsible then my sister but thats just not fair. So the one that needs to learn responsibility gets babied and the one that already knows what it is gets it taught to them more? Annoying.
25 Oct 07
Hi! There are parents who don't treat their children fairly. Your parents are achievers because they are not successful during their time. With your sister, they felt accomplished and with you, they see themselves. Well, we children can't change our parents, but changing yourself for your own benefit can make you gain respect from others. Just do something good for yourself because it is your life you are managing...and later on you will have a family of your own, so don't follow the examples of your parents that had caused your hurt feelings.
25 Oct 07
Hi kiobug! If you are my kid, I will be very lucky to have you indeed because at sixteen you are already helping me out in some of the household expenses and still manage to get good grades somehow. lol! But you should also see it this way, maybe your parents are just trying to get the best out of you so you will emerge into a more successful person. i think they know you better and the reason that they are pushing you is because they can see that you are much, much better than you ever knew. Just my thoughts dear. Take care and study well. More blessings to you dear.