Degrees of Oddity

I just got a serious wake-up call.

April 3rd, 2009

I’ve been talking to my friend Brandon today, while looking various companies and applying to them.  And he just told me something really sad.

He’s been searching for a job for months.  And his parents recently gave him an ultimatum, if he can’t find a job by summer, they’re going to kick him out of their house.  I asked him what he would do if that happened, expecting him to say he had a friend he could move in with.  Instead, he told me that he didn’t know, because he didn’t have a car. If the worst came to pass, he said, he’d sell his computer and games systems to at least buy a car.

Another friend of mine, Matt, will most certainly not be living with his parents in a year.  His family is moving down to North Carolina and he’s staying here in Michigan.  Luckily for him, he’s got a friend who’s parents had to go back to Japan and another friend whose told him he can come live with his family.

But Brandon’s situation really struck a chord and I found myself glad that my parents hadn’t kicked me out, although they probably had very good reasons to if they’d so chose.  I haven’t been doing so hot in my first year out of high school.  I wish I had the intelligence of an older person instead of the dimwitted, neat-sightedness of an 18-year-old.

One Response to “I just got a serious wake-up call.”

  1. Momma says:

    The operative word WISH must be changed WORK.  Many youngster don’t have a chance to attend any school past high school.  The time to stop saying dim-witted and start thinking of a positive plan to squeeze out all you can absorb is now!  The people around you that go to school with you, that you come in contact daily, won’t be there for forever.  What they think is not going to aid you in later years.  Education will!  Wake up my lovely granddaughter and reach for a future.  Let go of what was or is and concentrate on what will be.  You can do it!  Show everyone around you that you will!

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