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post #71 of 99 Old 12-11-2012, 12:07 PM
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just my two cents here. I'm only 22 years old, and the first brand new vehicle i had ever been in or on was my 2012 250. My parents did help me with my first truck, a 1989 Toyota Extra cab four wheel drive. I gave that truck hell and when I tore it up I fixed it. My dad would always help me work on it but he never paid for any of the repairs. I said that to say this. I learned a long time ago that when you have to work long hours and every weekend to pay for what you have, you appreciate it a lot more. Once I realized how much money they had already put out for the past 16 years of my life raising me, I realized that since I was capable of working and earning money that I should. I maintained a B average through high school and as I paid my way through college, I maintained a A average every semester. Now, I've got a good job, beautiful wife and family, a roof over my head, motorcycles, trucks, cars, so on and so forth. I'm not bragging my any means just stating that I got all of this because I learned when I was 16 that if I wanted something I could have it, through hard work and dedication. I always had support from my parents without having my hand in their back pocket and I will always respect them because they made me pay my way.
As for the grammar issue, vocabulary is very important in a job interview. If you can type with correct grammar then you can speak correct grammar and show that you are educated which will back up your straight A's on your report card. The straight A's will not get you a job but showing you are educated and you earned those A's will.
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Either this is all just a troll setup from the word go or you're even worse. Who bothers to respond to defend his anonymous illiterate son from a bunch of anonymous half-literate nobodies?
Come on, NSU!... some of us are closer to being three quarter-literate nobodies.
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Come on, NSU!... some of us are closer to being three quarter-literate nobodies.
I'm a Quarter-Litre ate Nobody.. yet
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post #74 of 99 Old 12-11-2012, 03:20 PM
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so a member posts on here that he is excited to be able to move up to a new bike if his grades improve over the next semester. He asks to guess what bike he wants that is a honda. His grammar isn't the best so everyone spends their time bashing this kid and going on about work, education, looking credible etc. why not just answer the question asked and be nice? i don't get it

there goes another member out the door...
Here here...good luck with school, kid.

Like most of the people bitching about earning their keep and not being handed things...I was never 'handed' anything and worked since 14 years old.

But let's face it, if somebody would have offered me (or any of the people on here bitching) a 600 for doing exactly what I intended to do anyway...I (and they) would welcome the offer with open arms.

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post #76 of 99 Old 12-11-2012, 09:05 PM
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@CBRokers. Nice point. I'm sure a great handful of us wld not quickly turn away from a free bike offer. I wld like to note that ppl were not complaining about the young laddie getting a new bike. There was an objection to his missing grammer and sub-optimal spelling. As well his poor attitude exacerbated the situation. He referred to many of us as geezers who are preventing him obtaining a job at McD's cause we got sacked at our original profession. Hard to be happy for such a kid....dontcha think??

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@CBRokers. Nice point. I'm sure a great handful of us wld not quickly turn away from a free bike offer. I wld like to note that ppl were not complaining about the young laddie getting a new bike. There was an objection to his missing grammer and sub-optimal spelling. As well his poor attitude exacerbated the situation. He referred to many of us as geezers who are preventing him obtaining a job at McD's cause we got sacked at our original profession. Hard to be happy for such a kid....dontcha think??
Completely agree.

I think the whole thing went off track towards it being somewhat about him being spoiled and others being less fortunate. That's why I put that point forward.

I agree, bad grammar...bad choice.

Hopefully, this'll be a good lesson to him and he'll think about it more during exams. Maybe, just maybe the slaying he got from the people he probably dislikes right now, will assist him in getting his bike.

I like to think that his parents planned on getting him a vehicle anyway, and they're smart enough to push a little more commitment out of him. Whatever their reasons or motives, it sounds like something positive can come of it.

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End of the day, we can not expect a 16 y/o kid to think and behave like an adult.

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End of the day, we can not expect a 16 y/o kid think think and behave like an adult.
Indeed. Nor should we expect adults to 'teach' him in the way that some did.

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some good points, now it's time to close this thread

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