I haven't posted anywhere except on Watercooler for awhile but I am so upset this morning that I have to vent someplace. difficult child#2 lost his driver's license over a year ago: for doing stupid stuff, he was guilty, he deserved to lose his license. In this state, if you lose a certain number of points in a given time and you are underage, you lose your license until you are 21. Then you can reapply. If you don't want to wait, you can take a class and get enough points back to get the license,. So.... my mother paid the $60 for the class a over a year ago. It was held in a town about 150 miles away and difficult child's wife has relatives there so we paid for them to get a motel so they'd be there in the morning and she was to go spend the day with her relatives (she had to drive him as he couldn't). So, instead of going the night before to see where the class was like any normal person would do, he waited till morning, couldn't find it, was late, so wasn't admitted. So all of that money was thrown away. A month later, he signed up to take the class again. Stayed in the motel again. Got to class on time but somehow got into the wrong class so instead of saying something, he left at the morning coffee break. More money thrown away. So he gave up. He would be eligible to get his license in a month; he will be 21 before the middle of May. Then, a couple of months ago he got pulled over for driving without a license (he acted like he was surprised (more stupidity!). So when he went to court, they told him to take the class and get his license renewed before the next court date or they would fine him $500 and give him a year in jail. So we paid the $60 again, set him up to take the class today, this time at a town only 70 miles away. He was to be there at 8. I'll bet you all know where this is going. He called me at 5 till 8 and said he just woke up; his alarm didn't go off. Do they do this stuff on purpose or are they really that stupid? I'd be glad to let him sit in jail for a year but he has a family to support and a new baby on the way. It should not be my problem but I am so mad (at him) it might be a good idea for them to lock him up before I kill him. (Not serious but I'll bet you can relate to what I'm saying). Do they do these things because they secretly enjoy the drama? Are they too stupid to live in a normal society? Or is the reason they are in trouble all the time because the simply can't function with normal people? I can understand messing up once, but this is the THIRD time. Somebody just shoot me.