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Unhappy i can never make her proud... - April 6th 2011, 12:07 AM

my mom has been on my case for over a year now about getting a job, and i've been trying, but with the economy being bad no one has been hiring and she & my cousin (that lives with us that i can't stand) even accused me of not even trying to get a job, but i was trying my hardest and it's not my fault that our economy has been crappy lately. well last week i went for an interview at a fast food restraunt because my friend that works there said that they had just let about 4 people go. so i applied up there had an interview, and today they called me for a second interview, my friend told me that means i have the job! well i went into the living room to tell my mom & cousin and i was so excited too because i have been wanting a job and i thought my mom would be proud of me since she's been on my case for so long about getting a job. but no, what's her response? "well i need the car!(my car is the only one that works right now)" & "well you can buy your own khaki pants to wear for the job!!" where am i going to get the money to buy khaki pants for this? i haven't had a job therefore i have no money. why can't ever make her happy or proud? i write poems and stories, when i try to read them to her, she brushes me off. hopefully with this job i can start saving up money to get ready to move out of the house & on my own...
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Re: i can never make her proud... - April 7th 2011, 04:57 PM

Hey, Tate. Sorry to hear about your situation. =/ I would just ask your friend if you could borrow money for the khaki pants (pay him/her back immediately with your first paycheck), and either carpool to work, take public transportation, or walk. Some people (like your mother) are just impossible to please... they will ALWAYS find something to complain about. For a year, your mom whined about how you needed to get a job. Now that you have a job, she needs to find other things to gripe about... so now she's whining about how she needs the car, can't buy khaki pants, etc. If you find ways to get to work without relying on the car and you buy khaki pants, she'll just find something else to fuss over. So you know what I think? As difficult as this may be, I wouldn't take it personally... because it's HER character flaw, not YOURS! Just do the best you can, and eventually, you WILL reach a point where you won't have to rely on your mom anymore. =)

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