Why are they so.... stupid?!

Discussion in 'Parent Emeritus' started by CrazyinVA, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. CrazyinVA

    CrazyinVA Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Remember when Oldest borrowed my car awhile back, got pulled for my expired inspection sticker (my fault), and discovered her license had been suspended since 2006?! The cop gave her a break, just gave her a ticket for the expired inspection etc., and didn't cite her for driving on a suspended license, because she claimed she didn't know. She turned her physical license over to him, and I had to get a coworker to take me to get her and my car.

    She stopped by my office a couple hours ago. She said she couldn't stay long because her friend's car was parked outside (loading zone in front of our building, you can park there for 10-15 mins). There were keys in her hand. I said, "don't tell me you DROVE?!"

    She just kind of looked down and didn't answer me. I just said, "oh OLDEST." And changed the subject. No point in my coworkers overhearing a lecture from me (not that it would do any good, anyway).

    If she gets pulled, she'll go to jail (don't look to me for bail money!). And her friend won't be too happy when they impound his car. I'm sure he doesn't know that she has no license, or insurance.

    BLAH. NINE days till I leave for the beach ....
  2. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    I don't want you to think we're ignoring you. It's just that I don't have any clue! lol!
  3. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Well if they invent a pill to cure STUPID someone will make a darned fortune!
  4. CrazyinVA

    CrazyinVA Well-Known Member Staff Member

    LOL I know.. it was more of a vent, than a real question ... :-D
  5. meowbunny

    meowbunny New Member

    Why think when mom will take care of it? Even if they know mom won't take care of it, that seems to be the logic. Hope she doesn't speed on top of no license.
  6. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    Wish I could tell you. I agree that when they find a pill that cures stupid the maker will make a fortune!
  7. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    Sometimes their logic makes sense only to them. Don't ya know, it's the rest of the world that is wrong!!!!
  8. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Once again, youth is wasted on the young. ugh!
  9. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    Like the saying, "I can't be out of money, I still have check blanks left!" "I can drive - I thought it was only my car I wasn't suppose to use! Liscenses are stupid anyway, I can tell the police who I am, what my Birthday is, and where I live - I can use your address right?"
  10. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    This was my first thought. For a better portion of their little lives we save them from themselves....so why wouldn't it extend into young adulthood.

    I don't know if that's the reason, but yes, I agree, they sure can be stupid! Hugs~
  11. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    This brings back memories...right after Miss KT was born, her useless father got in an accident. In my car. He had no license. He had no insurance. I did not know this. I had both those things, but since we weren't married at the time, DMV suspended MY license. Useless then hid all paperwork regarding my non-license, so I spent the next three years driving around on a suspended license.

    Maybe we could load the anti-stupid serum in a dart gun, like tranquilizing wild animals? I'd enjoy aiming and firing at him...I might even get my child support on time!
  12. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    And NO ONE ELSE got the IRONY in this post?????


    THEY LET difficult child Go.

    AND GAVE YOU the ticket???

    WOW how fair was that?

    Oh that's right - My mom told me FARE is something you pay to RIDE THE BUS.....NOT DRIVE MY CAR AND GET ME A TICKET!
  13. HereWeGoAgain

    HereWeGoAgain Grandpa

    I think people have been asking that since Adam. In fact, even Adam's Father was asking it.
  14. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    Another parent who can relate to this thread.

    I can't tell you the number of times Rob's license got revoked and he still drove (and got caught)....and drove some more (and got caught)....and more (yep- got caught again!)....and then got a DUI on top of it. At one point the suspension was for 3 years and he drove anyway.


    His problem.

    He has a chance of being able to get his license back in August. Of course he has to pay $2100.00 in fines first. :faint:

  15. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member

    Put me on the distribution list when they finally cure stupid. Kanga goes on and on about getting her license but no way is she getting it until she is 18--just for this reason!
  16. HereWeGoAgain

    HereWeGoAgain Grandpa

    In Chicago one of the big dailies did an investigative piece on the revolving doors at the courthouse. They followed people who just had their license suspended for the umpteenth time out to the parking lot, where they got into their cars and drove away.
  17. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    If they'd done that around here, Rob would have turned around and waved to the camera. :salute:

  18. CrazyinVA

    CrazyinVA Well-Known Member Staff Member

    NO NO NO. the ticket is in HER name.. the way it works is, it goes to the DRIVER.. even though it was MY expired inspection on my car (the infraction is "operating an uninspected vehicle."). In fact, the condition to her borrowing my car that day was to immediately drive it to a station to get it inspected, because I knew it was overdue. But did she do that?! No. She drove around first, and got caught. Heck, maybe she did me a favor because she got the ticket and not me?!

    She has a bus pass now. When she's not illegally driving her friend's car lol.

    To get her license back, she has to pay fines, and get special insurance as a non-vehicle owner. I don't expect it to happen any time soon. I also don't buy that she didn't know her license had been suspended. Oh, I'm sure she didn't get the notice, since the address on her drivers license is at least three moves ago... but she KNEW she hadn't paid her car insurance, which is why it got suspended in the first place.

    EIGHT more days till the beach :-D
  19. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    And this is why I don't even let my difficult child read the driver's ed handbook. I don't want him getting any ideas...