Having a car is a blessing or a curse?
Having a car is awesome! It means you can get yourself to the mall, your BFF's house, or anywhere for that matter, whenever you want to — without having to beg the 'rents for a ride. But as amazing as it is, there are some downsides to having your own ride, especially when you're one of the only ones in your group who has a car.
Certain people only invite you somewhere when they need a ride.
disappear completely when you just want to hang out. ~Nice~ Like, do they even care about you?
When you're actually down to drive, like, five people home BUT you end up spending 45 minutes driving half the party home at the end of the night.
And then getting stuck in traffic and being late for your curfew and getting grounded for being nice.
When your friends volunteer you and your car for an ~exciting~ road trip.
Driving for four hours straight while your friends get to jam out to the radio and sleep doesn't sound extremely fun. Actually, it makes you feel like their personal taxi.
When your friends offer to drive, but you can't let them.
Your parents don't want your friends driving your car.
People always say they'll give you gas money and then conveniently forget to once they get home.
And then you don't have the guts to ask for it because you don't want to sound rude.
Even if they do give you gas money, you're always the one who has to get out of the car to pump it.
Which is usually awful because it's either really hot, really cold, really windy, or super rainy — all of which are not fun to stand outside in.
When you go to the beach with your friends, you always end up with sand all over your car.
And nobody offers to help you clean it out.
When your friends don't take "Do not park" signs seriously.
They insist you'll only be at the mall for an hour and your car def won't be towed... but they aren't the ones that will have to pay a QR300 for illegal parking
Your friends get annoyed when you can't stay out late so you can drive them home
I'm sorry that me not getting grounded for life gets in the way of your plans.
When friends don't ask their parents to pick them up from events because they assume you'll drive them home.
If they live on your way home, it's totes cool. But if you have to go completely out of your way to get to said friend's house, it gets super annoying.
Or when you say you'll drive one friend home and they offer for you to drive another friend home (who lives nowhere near them) without asking you.
When did your car become their car to offer rides with?!
When your friends eat and drink in your car.
You don't want to act like a mom or anything, but someone always spills, and then you're stuck trying to scrub ketchup or soda out of the seats. Not to mention they always leave their garbage behind!
When people say things like, "You're so lucky you have a car."
You know you are lucky, but everyone makes you feel guilty about it so you'll take pity and drive them around, or just treats you like their personal taxi, you feel kind of unlucky.