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Old 02-26-2007, 04:24 PM   #21
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Im 20 years old, I drive quick sometimes, accelerate hard frequently, get poor mileage and always have the bass turned up as much as it will take it....
Can't help it, my dad was the same way as a kid..its how it works, more of a phase. Sometimes you screw up and learn the hard way, sometimes you dont.
Its not the "coolness" factor, its just..the style!
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Frankysaurous.. I don't dislike the length of your name.. heck..I couldn't type that in if I tried.

The lights aren't about cool Ask any white bonne owner, it'* about being more visible (in their case..before the curse attacks.)

Rap crap would go right into the trash if left in my car.
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I always tell my wife if anything should happen and we ended up having a kid I would want a girl, I would not be able to afford the tire I go through and what a younger version of myself would do.
A girl is no different lol. I was tearing up my mom'* tires on her Z28 at 16yrs old lol.
yeah, you're right, there was that one time when my wife was 16 with her old 5.0 T-bird involving 3 state troopers

And my younger sister did learn everything she knows about driving from me
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Old 02-26-2007, 05:19 PM   #24
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4. No I don't listen to Lawrence Welk, or Polka, we do share common bands like the Chili Peppers, A/C D/C etc. I'm not what people would consider Square.
Good grief, NOBODY listens to Larry W or the Polka King! Least of all me. However, for $2.97 at a truck stop you can pick one up, make several copies, and replace the CDs he leaves laying around with those. You gotta mess with him.

I replaced all the music on my daughter'* MP3 with crap I downloaded off the internet...Beer Barrel Polka, a little opera, some Wayne Newton, Albert & the Chipmonks, those stupid "music" files that come with Windows...all kinds of junk. She took it snowboarding with her the next day. I laughed to myself all day on that one. She was ticked at first, then her & her friends would listen while riding the gondola just to see what I put on there. They had fun with it.

Just imagine Mick trying to impress some little lady on a date...pulls out his favorite gangsta rap CD, pops it in, and out comes Tom freakin' Jones at 97 decibles!

Being a parent can be fun.
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Old 02-26-2007, 05:54 PM   #25
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If you're not embarrassing your kids, your failing as a parent.
I'm with you! I L-O-V-E messing with my kids. When my sons stay out later than they are supposed to, and then try to sleep in late...I paint their toenails bright red or pink. Then I tell them they came home like that. The look on their faces tells me all I need to know about the night before.

I like the idea of replacing his CD'*....that will surely get him to pick up after himself.

On one hand, its great he'* working and putting in a good effort. On the other hand, you have a right to ask he not destroy your car. And Let him pay for the repairs...he may start to listen to your requests if he feels it in the wallet.
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here are my thoughts I was 17 a in 2000 and so I am not really old but still
I had my own car payed for it the insurance and all the repairs if needed but I was still under my parents insurance and well if you like this you might consider this he is using Your car it is not his to beat up I would either tell him if you continue to do this the car is off limits and buy him some 500 dollar pos that runs but has no power and tell him if he wants it to last he will have to treat it right if he doesnt and he is out a car tough for him. There were times where I would get grounded from my own car and have to bike to work. You got to let him know that he needs to respect your property or it gets taken away. it is all about boundaries . or if all else fails have a set amount he pays per mile he puts on the car and if it seems like it has been overworked it is more and the overworked part is up to you. It is only now that I am allowed to drive my parents cars even a little bit.... wow I am starting to sound like my parents this is not good not good at all.... lol
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If you're not embarrassing your kids, your failing as a parent.
. When my sons stay out later than they are supposed to, and then try to sleep in late...I paint their toenails bright red or pink. Then I tell them they came home like that. The look on their faces tells me all I need to know about the night before.
Oh, THAT is SO cool! I wish I had thought of that when my son was still at home! I woke him up with a gas-powered leaf blower one afternoon after a late night - had my goggles on and everything. My wife wouldn't let me do it again, though, because it set off the smoke alarm.

I also like to embarass my girls in front of their friends by rubbing chocolate, or donut glaze on my face, or put on a milk mustache, then pretend I don't know its there and walk into the room where they're all watching a movie or playing a game. You might think this is stoopid, and it is, but all their friends like to come over to see what I'll do next and they all feel comfortable at our house. I can keep a much better eye on them when they're at my home...heh, heh.
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As a 17 year old, this seems kinda sad. Teenagers are gonna be different than there parents. Deny it if you want, but you rebeled your parents when you were a kid.

-And the whole rap music thing, i'm kinda a redneck, but I listen to rap some. I turn the bass up. So what, its the style of today.

-I also drive pretty hard. I live a busy life.

-So what if a teenager doesnt have a job. Not everybody has time. I'm 17, 2 sport athlete at my high school with a 4.2 GPA. 4 of my 8 classes are AP college prep. Show me time for a job inbetween baseball/basketball and my pre-cal homework.

I am not defending every teenager out there, because Lord knows, there are some lazy and pathetic teens. Dont rant and complain about it, try to fix the problem. I know if my parents would talk to me like the adult I am trying to become, things between us would be a lot better. It really bothers me when my parents talk down to me like I'm too young to think for my self. I know I still need there guidance by all means, but I'm not a little kid. Try talking to him man to man, not man to kid. (or dont listen to a teenager, thats what most adults do.)
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well here is the take from another 17 year old:

1. Be hard but fair: I was raised to respect people'* things. And whenever I drive my mom'* Highlander I drive it like it'* made of glass. I have floored it before and it is a quick SUV but I made sure nothing could go wrong.

2. I'd say I'm half-way out of that phase. Once I got all the hot-doggin' out of my system in my baby Plymouth Breeze I had my fun and was ready to move up. I floor it time to time but I take care of my car; I never touch dirt roads (a hard thing to do in rural Alabama), I wash it at least once a week unless the weather prevents it, and I change the oil every 2000 miles.

3. I do admit I love being seen in my car; I roll the 2 front windows down and pop the moon-roof when I pull out of school. I don't think my car makes me cool but I like it when people look and even complement it. But what are driving lights? I cant turn of the DRLs and I leave the fog lights off (Their dull anyway).

Anyways yeah I don't know when the phase is supposed to go away but I don't suffer from it tooo bad
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Mick sounds like a good kid to me.


I'm not 17 and I still play my music loud and bumpin

and as for my interior......... I dont call it a 4 door 2 seater for nothing.
ask the guys at NEBF
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