Originally Posted by Skulmoski
The pitfalls of layaway plans are well known (e.g. mostly used by lower income people who are financially gouged with this type of purchasing modality):
I too am a parent but I put my daughter (and wife) first. She goes to a private school, takes karate (will be a black belt next year when she turns 10). She takes art and guitar lessons too. She is an A student with a bright future. She belongs to a private beach club. This year she visited Nepal twice, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Canada. She friends with a young sheik (Mohammad bin Sultan bin Zayed) and has play dates at his palace.
Here is his father's bio
Now tell me about your kids and the bright future you are preparing for them.
I did buy something for myself when I was young like you ... I invested in my education and eventually earned my MBA and PhD. My sacrifice has paid dividends for me and my family. I did not make the rules up for financial and parental responsibility; I am only reporting them to someone who knows what I am saying is true but is easily offended.
The simple fact is that when you get your priorities right, good things follow; the converse is also true.
p.s. While I did make a judgement about you (and you have confirmed its accuracy), I have not resorted in name calling.
For all your hard-earned money, your hard work, and your privilage, the one thing you have apparently never learnt at any point throughout your life is how to show some class.
I'm sure this Arab Sheik would be really pleased to hear you discussing his son, and your daughter, on a public message board. I'm sure your daughter would be equally as impressed to know that her father uses her as a point scoring tool in your attempts to belittle other people. Well played.
And how on earth you can comment on other members of the board so personally, without even knowing about their personal circumstances, I can't quite calibrate.
Who in the hell do you think you are to issue judgements about other people anyway?
And here's something for you...name calling or not...the most offensive posts on this thread have been YOUR'S my friend.
You owe the OP an apology...you should, belatedly, show some humility and do so.
Disgraceful...you should be bloody ashamed !