I didn't go to my graduation, I told them to mail my diploma. I hated my high school, I've never been back to visit, and will never go to a reunion.
The look on the clerk's face in the office was priceless when I told them I had no intentions of going to the ceremony, she had to call the assistant vice principal to even see if it was allowed, and he tried to talk me into going, but he knew how much i hated the school and the rich assholes who went there. He kind of understood, and told the clerk to mail it to me. It was one of life's little victories that I enjoyed the most.
Posted 7/22/2012 3:18 am
'It gets better, just hang on, and get out on your own as soon as possible. It's not you, it's your parents, they've been fucking with your head your whole life - once you get away, it all gets good."
Seriously. I could have saved a lot of time over their drama, if someone had just told me that at 18.
Posted 7/22/2012 4:01 am
First, file your financial aid paperwork NOW! Do not believe your father saying he'll put you through school. When you need the money he won't have it and you will go without books and lunch until the paperwork goes through and you get a loan. When you get the loan your parents will threaten to kick you out of the house unless they get the money. You'll have to give them the money but now you know what you really mean to them. Never, EVER trust them or believe what they say. Otherwise they will fuck you, your wife, and your kids over.
Second, you're going to have a great time in junior college once the financial aid thing is squared away. You probably won't get any pussy, but when you take that dental assistant student to lunch go 30 minutes later than planned. Be relaxed. Something good could happen.
Third, when you are stationed in Korea wait a while and meet different girls before marrying. You're going to be there over two years anyway. May save you a divorce later. Don't let the "little head" do the thinking.
Fourth, just get through the enlisted time. You'll enjoy the hell out of ROTC and go back to your old unit in Korea as a lieutenant. You'll have a good career as an officer. If you don't get divorced and you don't need to raise your wife you may go much further than you think. Remember, when your mother says she will change her work schedule to go to your wife's naturalization examination she is LYING!! Already have someone else available, then tell your bitch of a mother you knew she couldn't be depended on. You'll never need anything else from your parents, anyway.
Fifth, when your mother calls, whining for money, tell her you'll see what you can do, hang up the phone, and forget about it. If you send any money make the check out to your little brother. He's the only reason you'll send them a fucking penny.
Lastly, save all the money you can, stay in shape, and keep up with the jogging. You'll need to have a heart valve replaced when you are in your 50s, but the operation will go well. Stay strong. Never give up. And NEVER BELIEVE OR TRUST YOUR PARENTS! EVER! EVER! EVER!