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th3answ3r 01-26-2011 11:00 PM

do you think grades have to do with what your parents give you?
 
say they planned on getting you an xbox 360 or w.e, they find out you get a bad mark, would they still get you the xbox or put the bad mark in mind and say no?

just curious because my marks are not fails but a B wont cut it in my family. gonna get the lights out when they see my report card and i dont think ill get the stuff i wanted

jeffb 01-26-2011 11:04 PM

http://www.gogaminggiant.com/wp-cont...7/facepalm.jpg

Barracuda 01-26-2011 11:08 PM

My parents never bribed me to get good grades.

Although... when I was really little, my dad got me the Little Mermaid poster I wanted because I did well. Haaaaaa. :dancing:

But yeah. I knew a lot of people whose parents promised them all sorts of shit if they did well in school. My house didn't work that way, and I'm actually pretty glad for it. My sister and I got good grades anyway.

Barracuda 01-26-2011 11:09 PM

Oh - so to answer your question? No.

th3answ3r 01-26-2011 11:09 PM

ya but they never said get an A+ for an xbox, they say ill get you an xbox next month.

jeffb 01-26-2011 11:10 PM

I thought this was going to be about genetics not toys...:cwm34:

Barracuda 01-26-2011 11:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by th3answ3r (Post 500199)
ya but they never said get an A+ for an xbox, they say ill get you an xbox next month.

Then what's the question?

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeffb (Post 500200)
I thought this was going to be about genetics not toys...:cwm34:

Me too. We were wrong.

Gurk 01-26-2011 11:15 PM

Depends on your parents. Mine tell me straight up, get a good average and I'll get you whatever you want. Well 90 average for the w/e you want part. Never got a 90 average yet :p

jeffb 01-26-2011 11:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gurk (Post 500204)
Depends on your parents. Mine tell me straight up, get a good average and I'll get you whatever you want. Well 90 average for the w/e you want part. Never got a 90 average yet :p

whatever you want? good lord..



man i pray i never have kids!

Gurk 01-26-2011 11:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeffb (Post 500209)
whatever you want? good lord..



man i pray i never have kids!

LOL well they aren't gonna get me a airplane if I ask for it. It's mostly a $500 range :p They say they don't mind spending money on stuff I want as long as I try hard in school and keep my grades up. I accept that and try my best, although I should be trying harder but old habits die hard xD

Barracuda 01-26-2011 11:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Gurk (Post 500210)
LOL well they aren't gonna get me a airplane if I ask for it. It's mostly a $500 range :p They say they don't mind spending money on stuff I want as long as I try hard in school and keep my grades up. I accept that and try my best, although I should be trying harder but old habits die hard xD

Jesus Christ. Is this normal now?

My dear gurky.... that's pretty huge.

This actually shocks me.

Snooch 01-26-2011 11:23 PM

on only got things for bad marks, like an asskickin

th3answ3r 01-26-2011 11:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Barracuda (Post 500211)
Jesus Christ. Is this normal now?

My dear gurky.... that's pretty huge.

This actually shocks me.

Lot of parents are really proud when they see an A and I guess more people are able to afford it or think differently than your time so they spend $

jeffb 01-26-2011 11:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Barracuda (Post 500211)
Jesus Christ. Is this normal now?

My dear gurky.... that's pretty huge.

This actually shocks me.

Nothing shocks me these days. Parenting has become more and more difficult and motivating kids has come to this. I've seen it with my 18yr old cousin.

Dark Knight 01-26-2011 11:27 PM

Man, I am getting ripped off. I get A's regularly and I get as a pat on the back. :p

Chiggmo 01-26-2011 11:31 PM

I was bribed my whole life to get better grades all the way till the end of highschool, Graduated with the highest average in my schools history (99.8) class president and all that other good stuff.

In the end they lived up to their end of the deal and bought me a 25,000 dollar car, and my parents were by no means a rich people, so they obviously saved ahead of time.

Bribeing works!

Barracuda 01-26-2011 11:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by th3answ3r (Post 500218)
Lot of parents are really proud when they see an A and I guess more people are able to afford it or think differently than your time so they spend $

I'm not ancient. ;)

I'm also not saying your parents aren't proud.

simplycrazy 01-26-2011 11:32 PM

my parents are quick to take away things if marks are bad, or implement new rules in the house. after i got a bad mark, the rule was, for every hour of TV i watch (or videogame i play, or surf the interwebs), i must study for one hour, i was essentially buying TV watching time with studying. Fortunately, with these things my parents kinda live in the moment, and after a week they completely forget :)

Chiggmo 01-26-2011 11:32 PM

Also just so your all aware, I was never told the stipulations, I was just told "the better you do the better you get" so I busted my ass.

simplycrazy 01-26-2011 11:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chiggmo (Post 500223)
I was bribed my whole life to get better grades all the way till the end of highschool, Graduated with the highest average in my schools history (99.8) class president and all that other good stuff.

In the end they lived up to their end of the deal and bought me a 25,000 dollar car, and my parents were by no means a rich people, so they obviously saved ahead of time.

Bribeing works!

99.8%?????????
holy crap thats amazing.


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