Would it be Selfish...? (8)

1 Name: Anonymous : 2007-10-18 17:06 ID:taWYodgZ

This is hardly a personal issue, and yet I can't see it fitting anywhere else.

A laptop I've been looking at / masturbating to since last March is suddenly not being produced anymore. It's $700, and it's a beast that could run Oblivion on high settings. Obviously it's too good to pass up, but as a poor college student, I was going to ask my fairly wealthy father to not get me a Christmas gift, and then get me the laptop for my Birthday in February. All of a sudden now, though, the laptop isn't going to be available for much longer.

My gut tells me to tell my father about it and see if he'll buy it, and then store it away somewhere until my Birthday, but I really don't want to be selfish. I feel selfish enough as is just asking him to spend that much on a combined Christmas and 18th-year birthday gift.

What should I do? Should I pass it up, and ask for a laptop with the same specs, but pay $200 more (Of my father's money) for it? Should I stop being a spoiled brat and not ask him for anything at all?

Please help me figure out what would be right.

2 Name: Anonymous : 2007-10-18 17:24 ID:U71ra6/h

1) Get a job

2) Tell your dad he'll avoid paying more by getting it faster

3) Say nothing and watch your parents' bill load get higher

Pick one, the higher the number the worse

3 Name: Anonymous : 2007-10-18 18:08 ID:0AYZe0VM

2.5) Explain this to your father and repay him a fraction of the laptop cost,...

4 Name: Three : 2007-10-19 16:43 ID:/cIry4oy

Would it be Selfish?

Well if there was H involved it would be Shelfish.

Its a hard one, theres a lot of money involved. You could tell what you like and that its much cheaper now though.

5 Name: Anonymous : 2007-10-19 19:08 ID:ZhasB3gs

I asked my mother if she would buy me the 1tb hitachi, "get a job" NO THANK YOU.

6 Name: Anonymous : 2007-10-19 22:38 ID:Heaven


7 Name: Anonymous : 2007-10-20 07:29 ID:ousomAcq

Lol, you can't escape shellfishness. I got a job and then blew a 1000 bux on my pc and I still feel shelfish about it.

heheh, but it had to happen, for better or worse.

8 Name: Anonymous : 2007-10-21 01:22 ID:o2Djifj8


I agree with >>2.
You're in freaking college now. Show your father that you've grown up and can do things for yourself. He'll respect you more for it. You don't have to fork out the entire bill, but at least pay 50% of it for entitlement rights. Get a job and then propose the idea of splitting the bill for your birthday with your father. If it's a matter of getting the funds in time, then you could always buy it on loan from your dad.

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