Theres a flight, $1800, in august. And i really want to go visit my friend who i havent seen in a year.. My mom says its too expensive... When my friend moved my mom promised i could visit her, me, my mom, and my sister.. But now she wont... Any ways to convince her to let me?.. I was thinking i can easily pay $300-500 of it.. Maybe more. but that still leaves over $1000. :(
I am sorry to say this but if I were your mother, I wouldnt allow you to go either at this particular time.
Here is why!
First off, have you been watching the news lately? Greece isnt safe at the moment. Demonstrators were rioting in the streets there & anyone in their right mind would stay away from Greece at this present time.
Secondly, you are forgetting the fact that you are 14, considered a minor, in a strange country & should not be permitted to be visiting on your own without the company of an adult or someone of age to be responsible for you! When you get to a legal age and wish to visit her then I am sure your mom wont have issues about it as much!
Last but not least, yes your mother may have promised you & yes I am all for the "a promise is a promise" but with that said, with the economy the way it is & money being so crucial for more important things like paying bills, putting food/clothes/ur education/cell phone and anything else that you seem to have like a roof on your head...maybe it would best if you waited a year or 2 & really spent these summers working it off so you know how hard it is to make that $1500 for your trip not to mention you will need spending money & food money so add an additional $500!!!!
Now with that said, Do you really think it would the best time to be going there?! I should hope not!!! Your friend will have to understand that now isnt the best time & that you will be seeing her someday. Til then use Skype & other ways to keep in touch with her. It's safer & cheaper.
Hope this helped!
Your Mother may have have promised you at the moment. I know a promise is a promise, but sometimes parents say these things to appease their children and to prevent them from becoming too upset. Your Mother may have promised this to help you through a bad time.
Have you considered the fact that it is a lot of money, and that your Mother might not be able to afford it at this time?
Continue saving as you are, if you want to visit your friend, your Mother will see how hard you are trying to save, and will chip in. It might not be as much as you are expecting .. but, every little helps.
Talk to her. Talk to her about how you feel & how she is breaking her promise. Remind her that you're going to pay for a lot of it. Just try your best to sort out the problem, & if it still does not work, bribe, bribe, bribe. Make a deal with her that if she helps pay, you will do this in return. This could involve cleaning, massages, not bug her for however long, babysit, wash her car, etc. Be respectful. Do NOT shout or get angry with her, or it is NOT gonna happen. Doing that, she might see how much you reallly want to do this & how much it means to you. GOOD LUCK!! :)
I have a similar problem, & the way to solve is to work as much as it is possible for you. Show your dedication, and don't let your mum forget what you want. I suggest yard sales, selling your clothes to stores, ask friends for small amounts of money.The more you offer to pay, the more chance you have.
Just don't give up.
Thanks. Yeah well she promised because she was going to go aswell to see her friend. and the reason she cancelled was because she had booked a vacation for my family in december, and cant cancel it so now she ''doesnt have enough money'' -.- when she spends soooo much on herself.
well why don't you menchen the fact that she promised you and that when you have the money you will pay her back, plus have you consisder getting a loan if she wont u can get loans anywhere between 500-5000 at some place but you have to pay them back ?? >.<
no dont there called loan sharks its crazy if you dont pay them back then you will get in somme serious trouble and i dont mean those small things like police im talkin even worse
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Dont you have to be like a certain age to get loans?
No it actually didnt help.