This is why I could never admit my ABism to my parents.
by, 07-Nov-2010 at 10:49 (531 Views)
I just excitedly told them I was planning to buy myself a PS3 for Christmas. My mother actually laughed.
"At 19 years old? You're kidding."
She said that I am "too old" to play on games consoles and did her best to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed about wanting something so "childish".
I am so angry with them for humiliating me like that. Even once I'd explained that
a) I don't care what they think about me playing on a games console
b) and lots of the games are 15+/18+ anyway,
They changed tack and had a dig at my financial situation instead. I am too poor to buy a games console. I don't deserve things like that because I don't have a job, apart from my voluntary work. (Even though they know full well that the reason I don't have a paid job is because I physically cannot get through a day's work at the moment.)
I could understand their reasoning more if I spent money left right and centre, splashing out all the time, but I don't. The only money I spend is paying rent to them and my bus fare to get to my voluntary job and medical appointments. I have a lot of money saved up so that I CAN afford to treat myself once or twice a year.
I should have just bought it without telling them.