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OK, Here's the situation

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by LajoieT, Nov 28, 2004.


  1. LajoieT

    LajoieT I won't let your shadow be my shade...

    Oct 7, 2003
    Western Massachusetts
    My parents went away on a weeks vacation and.....


    They left the keys to the brand new Porsche.


    Would they mind?
     
  2. No, until a telephone pole magically runs into the street
     
  3. UnsungZeros

    UnsungZeros The only winning move is not to play.

    You could always ask them.
     
  4. That would entirely defeat the point of the thread
     
  5. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    If it were my car? Yes I would mind.

    See whenever someone else drivers your car, they leave some evidence of having done it that will be noticed. Is the seat exactly in place? Steering wheel height etc...all these things make it very easy to tell when someone else has driven your car.

    If I caught you doing it, I would tape you naked to the bonnet and drive around for a day! :D
     
  6. Ralphdaddy

    Ralphdaddy Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2003
    Chicago, Illinois
    Having driven a number of Porsches both alone and with others I've discovered the fun of driving them really only comes with having someone with you to enjoy the fun with. This also leads to STUPID behavior like impromptu drag races, burnouts and general stupidity. Leave it in the garage, start it, rev the engine a few times and then turn it off. You'll be a lot better off, won't have taken a risk which could turn bad no matter how good your intentions are. Trust me, I got busted driving my Dad's 911 and the results of breaking their trust are FAR worse than what the fuzz dishes out. 160 bucks to keep my license was a joke compared to the look on my Dad's face when I told him I was doing 80 in a 40. Fast cars and hormones are a bad combo. Rev it in the garage bro, it's fun and safe.
     
  7. Scott French

    Scott French Dude Supporting Member

    May 12, 2004
    Grass Valley, CA
    Telling a kid to rev it up in the garage is like telling a drunk to just take a sip.

    If you don't want to get in trouble just stay away from the car. If it's one of those sissy boxsteroid things you'll want to stay away from it anyway!
     
  8. You have your license, right? If you do, a little ride wouldn't hurt. But I would advise to leave the car alone. :meh:
     
  9. Depends. Have you ever seen Ferris Bueller's Day Off?


    No? Well, go ahead :D
     
  10. Sonorous

    Sonorous

    Oct 1, 2003
    Denton, TX
    Your profile says you're 35, so go ahead.
     
  11. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    Have you danced to "old time rock and roll" in your Ray Bans, underwear, and white shirt yet?

    Be aware, if you take the car out and it accidentaly drives off a pier, you could always try to make enough money to cover repairs by running a prostitution ring out of your parents home with all of your high school buddies as the customers - just be carefull not to fall in love with a hooker and watch out for "Guido the killer pimp"...
     
  12. T-BIRD bassist

    T-BIRD bassist

    Jun 24, 2004
  13. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    Okay, I got it - DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Parents Just Don't Understand:

    (snip)
    Oh-kay, here's the situation
    My parents went away on a week's vacation and
    They left the keys to the brand new Porsche
    Would they mind?
    Umm, well, of course not
    I'll just take it for a little spin
    And maybe show it off to a couple of friends
    I'll just cruise it around the neighborhood
    Well, maybe I shouldn't
    Yeah, of course I should
    Pay attention, here's the thick of the plot...
    (snip)

    So, - what do I win?

    Here's all the lyrics:

    You know parents are the same no matter time nor place
    They don't understand that us kids are gonna make some mistakes
    So to you, all the kids all across the land
    There's no need to argue, parents just don't understand
    I remember one year
    My mom took me school shopping
    It was me, my brother, my mom, oh, my pop, and my little sister
    All hopped in the car
    We headed downtown to the Gallery Mall
    MY mom started bugging with the clothes she chose
    I didn't say nothing at first
    I just turned up my nose
    She said, "What's wrong? This shirt cost $20"
    I said, "Mom, this shirt is plaid with a butterfly collar!"
    The next half hour was the same old thing
    My mother buying me clothes from 1963
    And then she lost her mind and did the ultimate
    I asked her for Adidas and she bought me Zips!
    I said, "Mom, what are you doing, you're ruining my rep"
    She said, "You're only sixteen, you don't have a rep yet"
    I said, "Mom, let's put these clothes back, please"
    She said "no, you go to school to learn not for a fashion show"
    I said, "This isn't Sha Na Na, come on Mom, I'm not Bowzer
    Mom, please put back the bell-bottom Brady Bunch trousers
    But if you don't want to I can live with that but
    You gotta put back the double-knit reversible slacks"
    She wasn't moved - everything stayed the same
    Inevitably the first day of school came
    I thought I could get over, I tried to play sick
    But my mom said, "No, no way, uh-uh, forget it"
    There was nothing I could do, I tried to relax
    I got dressed up in those ancient artifacts
    And when I walked into school, it was just as I thought
    The kids were cracking up laughing at the clothes Mom bought
    And those who weren't laughing still had a ball
    Because they were pointing and whispering
    As I walked down the hall
    I got home and told my Mom how my day went
    She said, "If they were laughing you don't need them,
    cause they're not good friends"
    For the next six hours I tried to explain to my Mom
    That I was gonna have to go through this about 200 more times
    So to you all the kids all across the land
    There's no need to argue
    Parents just don't understand
    Oh-kay, here's the situation
    My parents went away on a week's vacation and
    They left the keys to the brand new Porsche
    Would they mind?
    Umm, well, of course not
    I'll just take it for a little spin
    And maybe show it off to a couple of friends
    I'll just cruise it around the neighborhood
    Well, maybe I shouldn't
    Yeah, of course I should
    Pay attention, here's the thick of the plot
    I pulled up to the corner at the end of my block
    That's when I saw this beautiful girlie girl walking
    I picked up my car phone to perpetrate like I was talking
    You should've seen this girl's bodily dimensions
    I honked my horn just to get her attention
    She said, "Was that for me?"
    I said, "Yeah"
    She said, "Why?"
    I said, "Come on and take a ride with a helluva guy"
    She said, "How do I know you're not sick?
    You could be some deranged lunatic"
    I said, "C'mon toots - my name is the Prince =
    Beside, would a lunatic have a Porsche like this?"
    She agreed and we were on our way
    She was looking very good and so was I, I must say - word
    We hit McDonald's, pulled into the drive
    We ordered two Big Macs and two large fries with Cokes
    She kicked her shoes off onto the floor
    She said, "Drive fast, speed turns me on"
    She put her hand on my knee, I put my foot on the gas
    We almost got whiplash, I took off so fast
    The sun roof was open , the music was high
    And this girl's hand was steadily moving up my thigh
    She had opened up three buttons on her shirt so far
    I guess that's why I didn't notice that police car
    We're doing ninety in my Mom's new Porsche
    And to make this long story short - short
    When the cop pulled me over I was scared as hell
    I said, "I don't have a license but I drive very well, officer"
    I almost had a heart attack that day
    Come to find out the girl was a twelve-year-old runaway
    I was arrested, the car was impounded
    There was no way for me to avoid being grounded
    My parents had to come off from vacation to get me
    I'd rather be in jail than to have my father hit me
    My parents walked in
    I got my grip, I said, "Ah, Mom, Dad, how was your trip?"
    They didn't speak - I said, "I want to plead my case"
    But my father just shoved me in the car by my face
    That was a hard ride home, I don't know how I survived
    They took turns - one would beat me while the other was driving
    I can't believe it, I just made a mistake
    Well parents are the same no matter time nor place
    So to you all the kids all across the land
    Take it from me, parents just don't understand
     
  14. LajoieT

    LajoieT I won't let your shadow be my shade...

    Oct 7, 2003
    Western Massachusetts
    Yea I heard something that got that line stuck in my head so I figured I'd phrase it as a thread and see what happened. It looks like things were getting interesting from some of the posts. I LOL'd at the Risky Business reference, I forgot about that one, and I think it's hillarious that Sonorous checked my profile to find out my age...

    OK I'm just bored and looking for cheap laughs. Thanks for playing along.
     
  15. Sonorous

    Sonorous

    Oct 1, 2003
    Denton, TX
    Heh, I could be a detective.

    No problem, I got a good laugh out of it too.
     
  16. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    I could delete the "spoiler" post and let this run it's course as a legit question...
     
  17. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    BTW - I always liked that song. There's been more than a few times when I've been in the car and seen a "beautiful girlie girl" and thought 'I should pick up the cell phone and perpitrate like I'm talking...'
     
  18. 1) Are you covered under their insurance? Most insurance companies cover (licensed) family members and (licensed) people who have permission to drive the vehicle. "No permission" falls under theft which is covered a bit differently AFAIK.

    2) Do you trust yourself to be responsible with it??

    If yes, back that biatch out of the garage and ride.

    Give it a wash and refill the fuel when you're done.

    "A loaded AK 47 is only as dangerous as the person at the controls...."
     
  19. LajoieT

    LajoieT I won't let your shadow be my shade...

    Oct 7, 2003
    Western Massachusetts
    Nah it wouldn't be too long before someone else got it, I'm kinda surprised we got so many serious responses, I thought the song was more popular, I was expecting to get more phrases of the song as replies.

    Plus it's even funnier when you get a serious response even after the beans have been spilled.

    Just remember folks, I'm laughing AT you, not WITH you...











    Cause I've been there myself... :D
     
  20. Don't do it without expressed writen consent :D