Date registered: Dec 2004
Vehicle: Perlmuttgrau 300SEL
Location: Darwin, Australia.
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RE: Parents buying cars for son / daughter
well, there was no way in hell my old man was ever gonna buy me SHIT!. Hes so tight, (yet totally loaded) that he doesnt even buy fresh milk for the family, he buys UHT milk coz its about 20c a litre cheaper. Yes, i grew up having to buy my own fucking milk!
We had teh crustiest toilet paper, like sandpaper, the heater never went on in winter for more than five minutes. It would be freezing outside, and youd come home with your mates and as soon as you walk inside, you notice you can still blow steam out of your mouth!!
Meanwhile the assclown is driving around in an (at the time) near new 420SEL and we live in a yuppie neighbourhood in Malvern East.
However, dad was well aware of the rebellion he was causing, and was quick to point out that buying a car he didnt approve of would result in beaing thrown out of the house. i grew up in a fucking dictatorship!
Anyways, i've learnt that it comes down to the individual. how well you know your own child will determine wether or not they are deservig of a car or not, or perhaps the parent will decide that they are better off earning the car themselves.
Looking back, i dont really care that dad didnt buy me a car (not that i ever expected it for a nano second.....it took four christmases to get a fucking game console; i got the sega master system just as Super NES was coming out!!)
I dont have kids, but i think from the outset i will be instilling in them the idea that there will be NO CAR FROM DADDY, however, that may change if i see a need for my kid to have one, i.e. he's happy to work during school but needs transport because theres no public transport or some other valid reason.
Oh, and tehy will all be HANDS ON type kids. There will be no dealer servicing for fuckin oil and plugs. If cars are still using them by the time i get around to it.
Pearl Grey 300SEL.
HK import, 103,000miles.