My Parents Are Rich But Left Me Without Money


Hello, guys! I’m Justin, and I recently bought a new
cell phone. Nothing unusual, you might think, but for
me this purchase is very special and here is why. Around a year ago my dad was promoted at work
and we had to move to another city. Our new family income brought a new social
status for all of us and our parents decided that the first thing to do was to get me into
a new and better school. Together we chose the one, which definitely
corresponded to their plans for my further education. It was a boarding school for boys, mostly
from wealthy families, but I was ok with that. Meeting new friends didn’t actually bother
me. It was interesting to hang out with my classmates,
and since we all wore the same uniform, it didn’t seem that we were much different from
each other. Except for one thing – practically all of
them had a bunch of interesting stories about places they’d already visited and tons of
photos of their lives stored on their latest iPhones. Whereas I had never been outside of my hometown
before I came here and my phone was about 3 years old. Did I envy them, you might wonder. Oh yes, you bet! I’d figured out the perfect solution to
my problem by asking parents buy me a new phone. I thought if I could just explain to them
how important it was for me to have something like the iPhone X, to be more like my classmates,
that they’d meet me halfway, especially taking into account my dad’s higher salary. So, when I came home for the holidays, I kindly
hinted that it would be perfect for them to give me something nice and fancy, since I
had done pretty well with my studies. Despite the fact that they had a higher income
and that I had been on my best behavior, they refused. They said that the gadget I was asking for
was too expensive to just go get for no actual reason, especially since my old phone still
worked perfectly. I tried to persuade them at first, but they
wouldn’t budge. I was disappointed and mad at my parents,
and I kept thinking the situation over while looking through my friends’ photos on Facebook
later that night. Suddenly I came across one of them that showed
my classmate Richard with a miserable look on his face, holding a broken laptop in his
hands. “I guess somebody’s now in big trouble…”
the caption said. Suddenly I had an idea – what if my phone
was really broken? My parents wouldn’t let their only son be
without any source of connection. In order to not arouse any suspicions, I waited
a while and about a week after the talk about the iPhone X, I purposefully put my dependable
“5S” under water. Oh, you should have seen how emotional I was
as I told the story to my parents about how everything happened! I thought I did great, almost like a real
actor. But my dad, apparently, turned out to be an
even the better actor. He said that he felt really sorry for my loss,
but that he still wasn’t going to give me any money to buy a new phone. Maybe he’d guessed that I had lied. I was upset that my cunning plan didn’t
work out and my hope for a new phone had sunk, along with my old one. I was devastated. Now I didn’t have a new cell phone, or my
old phone anymore. And then, I felt like an even a bigger loser
than I was when my mom kindly lent me her phone, which was not only pink, but was so
ancient that it didn’t even support an internet connection. And it had actual buttons, instead of a touch
screen. I understood how stupid I was for destroying
my phone on purpose and decided to confess. Dad said that what I did was really stupid. However, the fact that I admitted it gave
me an easy win. He promised to help and told me about a 3-week
job offer at his office. The only thing I needed to do there was to
catalog an archive. And I’d be generously paid for that. The thought of having extra money and my approaching
ability to finally buy my own iPhone X inspired me for the whole three weeks of work. It was not hard at all. It was boring, but I handled it and received
my… 300 bucks!? This was considered being “generously” paid? I couldn’t believe this, I felt betrayed. It made me furious at my parents again. But this time they also got mad. Mom said that I was no longer a little boy
but almost a grown-up man and that it was time for me to be responsible for my own actions. And dad told me that whoever judges people
by their cell phones can neither be a good person, nor a friend. In addition to this, my parents cut off my
allowance. So, this time I really had to figure out my
financial problems on my own. I remembered how one guy at school once told
me that there was some sort of announcement page in our school’s intranet, where sometimes
part-time job offers are uploaded and I thought that maybe I could find something suitable
for me on there. So, that’s what I did. I surfed the intranet for anything that could
bring me money and in a couple of days I found a vacancy for a librarian’s assistant. It’s needless to say that once I got this
job I still didn’t have enough money for my phone, and on top of that I didn’t have enough
time to hang out with my school friends. They tried to mock me a couple of times, saying
they were really sorry that I had to go earn my money in such a harsh way, but they finally
got bored with me having no reaction at all to their words and just left me alone. Actually, after a couple of months I managed
to save up enough money to buy a new phone, and my friends began taking me seriously. They said that I was the only person they
knew who had such a strong desire to go after, and get, what they wanted and didn’t get
everything from their parents but reached their goals on their own. Of course, I didn’t buy the latest and most
expensive iPhone, even though I had earned enough money. Now I really appreciated my money and decided
that a “6S” model would be more than enough. And you know what? I felt really proud of myself for being that
independent. And my parents also said they were proud of
me. They’ve even increased my allowance again,
but I’ve decided that I’m going to put that in savings, because I’ve been seriously
thinking about getting myself a nice car. Now I am totally sure that buying something
with your own money is much cooler and pleasant than any brand-new, sparkling piece of technology
that your parents buy you. Press the “Like” button if you agree with
me, and tell us in the comments whether you’ve happened to make at least 10 bucks by yourself?

100 thoughts on “My Parents Are Rich But Left Me Without Money

  1. Now Justin is certain that buying something with your own money is much cooler and more satisfying than any brand-new, sparkling piece of technology that your parents buy you. Hit the “Like” button if you agree with him, and tell us in the comments whether you've ever happened to make at least 10 bucks all by yourself.

  2. Erm my sis says that that phone that u “accidentally dropped in the water” is good and they say it’s the best out of all their phone which is IPhone 6 ;-; I’m confused

  3. him:i want an iphone xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx!!!!!
    i:yay ive got a new phone 5s!!!
    and bdw im still useing nokia lol!!!

  4. Oh by the way he got upset over 300 dolars. If i have 300 bucks I will be over the moon (I´m from Argentina 300 dolars= 18000 pesos XD)

  5. You should upgrade the app that 6S to an XR it’s super Duper cheap it was last year‘s apple budget phone remember the release iPhone 11 well I got a modified version which was bigger than the iPhone 11 the regular one!

  6. Wow haha nah I felt so sorry for you at first when you lost your phone and didn't get what you wanted

    Then you went and bought a new phone

  7. Him: gets $300 feels betrayed
    Me: going to work 8 hours per day , next month goes out with friends everyday end of the month looks in wallet empty 😱

  8. Firstly, your parents did not leave you without money. You already had a phone and it was working perfectly fine and your ungrateful. Secondly, you think $300 isn't enough money to buy a phone? Seriously. $300 IS generously paid. Who do you think you are? Your parents start earning more money than they were before and you think your the richest person in the world and $300 isn't enough for you? Boy, I wouldn't want to be your Mum or Dad!

  9. Him: want a IphoneX

    Me: Wishing for a new phone that i can use normally without any problem (my phone is jus 75$ budget phone Kinda garbage but i can still Use it
    Its better to have this than being spoiled like in the video

  10. This is Justin, and he recently bought a new cell phone. Nothing unusual, you might think, but for him this purchase was very special, and here’s why.

    Around a year ago Justin’s dad was promoted at work, and they had to move to another city. His family’s new income brought a new social status for all of them, and his parents decided that the first thing to do was to send Justin to a new and better school. Together, they chose one that corresponded to their plans for his future education. It was a boarding school for boys, mostly from wealthy families, but he was actually okay with that. Meeting new people didn’t actually bother him. It was interesting to hang out with his classmates, and since they all wore the same uniform, it didn't seem like they were all that much different from each other. Except for one thing – practically all of them had a bunch of interesting stories to tell about places they'd already visited and tons of photos of their lives stored on their latest iPhones. Whereas he’d never been outside of his hometown up to that point, and his phone was about three years old. Did he envy them, you might ask? You bet he did!

    He figured out the perfect solution to his problem by asking his parents to buy him a new phone. He thought that if he could just explain to them how important it was for him to have something like the iPhone X in order to be more like his classmates, then they'd meet him halfway, especially taking into account his dad's higher salary. So, when he came home for the holidays, he kindly hinted that it would be perfect for them to give him something nice and fancy, since he’d done pretty well in his studies. But despite the fact that they now had a lot more money and that he’d been on his best behavior, they refused. They said that the gadget he was asking for was too expensive to just go out and buy for no actual reason, especially since his old phone still worked perfectly well. He tried to persuade them at first, but they wouldn't budge.

    Justin was disappointed and even mad at his parents, and he kept thinking the situation over while looking through his friends’ photos on Facebook later that night. Suddenly he came across a photo that showed his classmate Richard with a miserable look on his face, holding a broken laptop in his hands. “I guess somebody’s now in big trouble…” the caption said. Suddenly, he had an idea – what if his phone was really broken? His parents wouldn’t let their only son be without any source of communication. In order to not arouse any suspicions, he waited a while, and about a week after their talk about the iPhone X, he deliberately dunked his dependable “5S” under water. Oh, you should have seen how emotional he was as he told the story to his parents about how it all happened! He thought he did great, almost like a real actor. But his dad, apparently, saw right through his deception. He said that he was sorry, but he still wasn’t going to give Justin any money to buy a new phone. He was upset that his cunning plan hadn’t worked out, and that his hopes for a new phone had sunk along with his old one.

    In fact, he was devastated. Now he had neither a new cell phone nor his old one anymore. But he felt like an even a bigger loser when his mom kindly lent him her phone, which was not only pink, but was so ancient that it didn't even have an internet connection. And it had actual buttons, instead of a touch screen. He now understood how stupid he was for destroying his phone on purpose, and decided to confess. His dad said that what he did was really stupid. However, the fact that he had admitted it gave him an easy win. He promised to help, and told him about a 3-week temporary job offer at his office. The only thing he needed to do there was to catalogue an archive, and he’d be generously paid for it.

    The thought of having extra money, and finally being able to buy himself his own iPhone X, inspired him during the whole three weeks of work. And it wasn’t hard at all. Sure, it was boring, but he handled it easily enough and received his hard-earned…300 bucks!? This was what his dad had meant by “generously paid”? He couldn’t believe it, he felt so betrayed. It made him furious at his parents again. But this time they also got mad. His mom said that he was no longer a little boy but almost a grown-up man, and that it was time for him to take responsibility for his own actions. And his dad told him that whoever judges people by their cell phones can neither be a good person nor a real friend. And as if this wasn’t enough, his parents cut off his allowance. So, this time he really had to figure out his money problems on his own.

  11. This guy really thought he was left without any money, wtf
    Edit: To top it off you were getting an allowance and still thought that???

  12. …eyes roll. What an ungrateful kid. -_- Saying you were left without money?? You even had an ALLOWANCE which many of us didn't even have growing up! DUDE, you had it made!!!

  13. Wut would have done is persuade them by telling them "if you buy me the iPhone X I will wait till Christmas to use it" 🙂

  14. Me: hears that he got upset getting 300 bucks.
    The nintendo switch my brother and me earned by doing chores for half a year: EXPLAIN YOURSELF

    Read even more

  15. This is just being spoiled ;-;
    Him: i want a phone! gets 300$ feels betrayed
    Me: OOOOMMMMGGGG 300$!!!! I CAN BUY EVERYTHING!!?

  16. I’m 23 and just bought a brand new…iPhone 8. I know that the iPhone 11 just came out and yes I could afford it but I decided to get an iPhone 8 when my old iPhone 7 crapped out. Because I don’t need the latest price of technology and no I am NOT poor by any means I just choose to make a more responsible decision when it came with my money. Im proud this young man made the same decision.

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