Grrr... I hate parents...

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by intempo808, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. intempo808 macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2007
    Everytime I even mention the iPod Touch to them I get my head bitten off...

    Okay, so it will be my 3rd (and probably final) iPod, but all they can say is "Apple must love people like you... wasting your money on these things"...

    Grrrr it gets me so angry... It isn't as if my current iPod Nano isn't going to go to dump... Im selling it... but they just think im wasting my money... They think im really sad... :(

    Whats wrong with buying an iPod Touch???
  2. nimicus macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2007
    Planet Earth, Milky Way
    Well how about you just don't say anything and just buy it...don't worry one day your children will hate you as well...
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    i would say its more of that they see you needing to buy the latest gizmo which for the most part is unwise spending habits. just my thoughts
  4. dogtanian macrumors 6502


    Jun 26, 2007
    Bournemouth, UK
    Don't worry mate, it doesn't end there trust me. My other half is always giving the same rhetoric.

    Are we to assume you intend to pay for the device yourself...?
  5. iPhil macrumors 68040


    How often are you buying the iPods ? e.g. year or 18 months, etc

    is the money your 'cash' ? if so .. i say:

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  6. Draythor macrumors 6502


    Sep 12, 2006
    Exeter University, UK
    I was having the same problem being as this Samsung is on it's last legs!
    ( It's de-evolved from a Laptop to a desktop, It's on constant AC Power. and takes a good 10 mins or so before it can be used at a normal speed)
    So I was going to buy a new Lappy. But thanks to my Dad, I get to use my Sisters old lappy. Seeing as she's just had her's replaced by a brand spanking new'un free of charge due to her Dyslexia.
    That plus the £200 of tax work owe me and £200 of Birthday money adds up to a new iPod touch.
    As to your problems.
    Tell them that you won the iPod Touch and had your wallet stolen on the same day. End this story on the old favorite.
    "Well....I guess you win some, you lose some":p
  7. sblasl macrumors 6502a


    Apr 25, 2004
    Heber Springs, AR
    Sounds like you should be talking to your shrink, not us.
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Parents... you can't live with them, you wouldn't be alive without them. :p

    Are you living independently, or do you subsist off them? If they are financing your life in some other way (housing, education, etc), then I guess they deserve input on what you do with "your" money. I listened to mine until I became financially independent. Now I ask them for advice (which I value) but rarely, if ever, blessing in financial matters....
  9. FlavaFlavez macrumors member


    Sep 10, 2007
    If its not parents, then it will soon we your wife or girlfriend telling you not to spend money. The wife will need that money for new shoes she doesn't need. The only reason I am getting the Touch is cause my soon to be wife is getting my 30gb iPod video out of the deal.
  10. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    Haha, new generation, same old story.
    I feel for ya kid. I remember having the same problem back in the day trying to convince my Dad that 32 mb of RAM was sooooo necessary.

    Wait for Christmas perhaps?
  11. sikkinixx macrumors 68020


    Jul 10, 2005
    Rocketing through the sky!
    I get the same grief from the girlfriend....

    but see spending $150 on shoes is totally different than buying an iPod apprently, she NEEDS those and only has like 20 pairs... *grumbles*
  12. maccam macrumors 6502a


    Feb 18, 2007
    Now that is a good post!
  13. atszyman macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2003
    The Dallas 'burbs
    They're your parents. Yes they are a pain in the ass sometimes, but their goal in life is to make sure you do well so they can stop supporting your freeloading butt at some point in the future :p. They're not supposed to be your friends. When parents try to be friends stuff like this happens.
  14. ndheah macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2007
    Green Bay, WI
    Fortunatly for me, my wife bought me the new classic. I now hope to buy myself a macbook for myself :)
  15. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Thanks! I'm not saying I liked it at the time... :p But I did listen. :)

    Except there was this one time, when I was six or seven, and we wanted ice cream. I asked my mom for money, and she specifically gave me money for myself (because my neighbor was a moocher). When we couldn't get money from his parents for him, we went anyways. When we got to the ice cream place (kind of the outer bounds of where we were allowed to go alone), I wasn't wearing shoes, and he wasn't wearing a shirt, so we weren't sure if we could get in. His shoes were too small for me, so I lent him my shirt.

    We got some ice cream, but my mother somehow knew about the deception involved and I got in trouble. :D
  16. Unspeaked macrumors 68020


    Dec 29, 2003
    West Coast
    Your parents are just looking out for you.

    I mean, to them you're just buying something that does what the thing you already have is already doing.

    It's hard to justify these sorts of things to parents, especially if they're not into electronics themselves.
  17. sblasl macrumors 6502a


    Apr 25, 2004
    Heber Springs, AR
    Sounds like you got yourself taken care of. Any thoughts on what you are giving your Wife?


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