By crushed - 11/12/2015 00:12 - United States - San Francisco

Today, my mother won't let me intern at a prestigious college, working with graduate students and professors, and being paid, because she doesn't want to drive me. FML
I agree, your life sucks 25 248
You deserved it 5 033

Same thing different taste

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Great opportunity to get your license perhaps?

christge1beast 17

Is there no other way to get there? Perhaps a bus, or bike, if not too far? There has to be a way no?


christge1beast 17

Is there no other way to get there? Perhaps a bus, or bike, if not too far? There has to be a way no?

because it's paid, maybe even uber? what a selfish mother.

How is the mother being selfish? OP is an adult and very capable of adapting to finding their own way to conmute. That is just part of being an adult.

How do you know they're an adult? High school students get internships too.

The thing is, public transportation doesn't go everywhere. Like, there are places half an hour outside of my city that I can't get to without a car.

OP is also in California. Depending on where in California, public transportation isn't readily available or convenient. Though even in Southern California, major universities are on bus/subway/trolley lines, it just might be a long, and expensive, commute. If OP really wanted it, I'm sure she could find a way, it just might end up being a two hour commute.

the mother isn't necessarily being selfish. what if this is out of town and the mother works and isn't capable of driving it or getting time off on a regular basis or maybe she can't afford the gas money. there's so many reasons other than mum is selfish

Great opportunity to get your license perhaps?

Jachin357 28

Unless the mother refuses to drive there as well.

A license is worth nothing without a car.

Public transportation is a small price to pay if op ACTUALLY wants this to happen

OP could have a licensee, just not their own car.

#44 and #56 cause you need to own your own car in order to drive one ?

Then take public transportation, don't miss an opportunity just because your mom isn't going to help

If it's a paid intern then borrow money from a friend or relative so you can take a bus or taxi there. I think the credit and possibilities you can gain out way the fare there. Good luck OP

Maybe find another ride there? Surely a sister or a friend would help out

Public transportation, taxi, walk, bicycle, carpool with a friend, show a leg and hitchhike, etc. Where there's a will there's a way. OK, maybe not hitchhike....

Sorry to hear that OP! I hope you can find another method of transportation, at least until your mother reconsiders her actions. Good luck!

#25, OP might have their license but not their own car.

Publikwerks 14

If you're getting paid, call a cab until you grow up enough to realize you can buy cars and other forms of transportation.

Publikwerks 14

Go ahead and down vote, but if it's such an amazing opportunity, why isn't "crushed" moving heaven and earth to make it work. Sounds like she gave up or there is more to it than she's letting on. Either way, I don't feel bad.

Kinda hard to buy a car or pay for public transportation when they can't even get to the college in the first for the internship and get paid.

If you're old enough to have a paid internship, you're old enough to take responsibility for your own life - including transportation. It's not Mommy's job any longer.

Did you ever think that they have a license but can't afford their own car right now so it's "mommy" who has to drive them? Maybe they share the car with their mother but she needs to more to get to and from work.

Then they can take public transportation, they're getting paid. The mom shouldn't need to drive OP all the time, it might be far, out of the way, at a bad hour.. It sounds to me like OP is a spoiled brat who gets an internship at an awesome place and still finds something to say FML about