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Funny How My Parents Are Still Telling Me to Get a Job...
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Funny How My Parents Are Still Telling Me to Get a Job...

Yet I have no fucking clue what my social security number is! I have asked my mother a couple days ago but she just tells me "later", or something along the lines. Then when I ask for something I want and fight about it, her and my dad talk about how I'm not looking for a part-time job. They even come back from places telling me they're willing to hire, but how can I even apply with one of the most essential pieces of information required on an application that my mom is too lazy to give me? Fuck that!

I'm very distraught about another thing, too. My mom has been going to this social services place that she has to do for a month (or less if she gets a job). If she doesn't go she will lose her benefits like the EBT. Well it's kinda like school. I mean, she has to wake up like at 4:30am and she has to take the city bus back and forth. It only runs every hour-on-the-hour, and sometimes it's even very late. She can come home as late as 6pm. She'll then lie down on the couch and sleep there until nighttime where she'll go to sleep again. She'll do this Monday through Friday. Can't believe she doesn't feel any pain like this like my sister has had going to high school.

I also love how my mom gives my sister options, talking about some kid who's the son of my aunt's maid who has honor roll in his classes and excels in math and is willing to tutor. My sister doesn't want that, and then explains the fact that she can't believe she's giving her options when my sister has tried ever since 6th grade to do online homeschooling. And yet... my mother judges it and is against it even though she's never TRIED it. And aren't parents supposed to boast about trying new things? Fuck this.

I'm here with my GED, sitting at home on my computer everyday, sleeping very little due to the fact that I don't make pretty much any energy just sitting down (I'm not fat because I'm like 110–115lbs), and I'm 16, thinking about how foolish my parents are thinking how easy it will be for me to get a job. It's taken my mom years to try and find a part-time job, so they need to be a bit realistic here and see that I'm not going to be hired just like that. It's all sickening. All of it is.

A couple of days ago, however, I was able to pressure my dad enough to give me a subscription to one of my video games. Yet my mother still refuses to give me back my Xbox cord, and she has the audacity to tell me to wash the dishes. Even just the spoons and forks... and the only good reason she has for me is: "I live here, too." I don't want to help that son of a bitch in any fashion. She, my dad, and all the other employees of school and allied public schoolers, forced me to get my GED. They forced me to go through the public school bullshit. It's one reason I loathe my parents, and wish to push them out of my lives once I can move out at 18.

With this immense amount of free time I have on my hands, I will create a YouTube video discussing how public school is nothing but a form of enslavement. It'll be the "KONY 2012" video of 2013. Like I have said previously—the time has come. We need to use this new year to our advantage.

Seven crappy hours of our lives.
02-12-2013 10:58 PM
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