LONDON TIPTON~ (overdrrive) wrote in thequestionclub,

When did you realize that you really didn't have to listen to your parents and that they couldn't stop/prevent you from doing what you wanted to do?

So, I've been applying to every possible internship I can find that is somehow relevant to me-- to build a resume and start "networking." I was on craigslist yesterday night and and found this posting. Even though I'm a finance major, I love fashion and thought it would be a really cool/fun experience so I sent a quick email and my resume last night and this morning, I saw an email asking me if I would be able to come to the show room tomorrow for an interview. (I was assuming that I would only have to make the trip to NYC one day-- per the actual ad, but that's besides the point.)

Anyways, I told my mom about this (Sunday) and she said it would be cool and a way to "cure my boredom." (My words I used to explain why I sent in my resume.) And, then today I told my mom/dad about it (Today) and how I would possibly do it. My dad flipped out saying that this isn't legit. They're either going to take my SSN and commit fraud or not ask for my SSN and not have the "service be on book." (I made that term up, but I hope you get what I mean.)

Okay, for starters, my dad is a fucking paranoid freak. He's retired. Doesn't do anything... is basically living off his trust fund from his parents (which I imagine is soon going to run out)... and is a Republican scared of the government and afraid that people are out to get him. I think he's the reason to blame why I have so many trust issues with people and am so negative about people and always see the worst...

What do I do? I started arguing/crying and fighting against him because to me, as a rising junior, it seems like NOTHING I do is going to be considered legit by his standards. (He was also against me applying as an editorial intern for In Touch Weekly.)

Anyways, do I go to NYC for the interview or just sit at home? ... and just accept the fact that I will never get a chance to build a resume and will probably live off my father until I die??? HELP???

The job is for ONE DAY.

NO ONE can just graduate college and expect to get a job at Goldman Sachs with no fucking experience... unless if you have a 4.0 gpa, and that won't even cut it.

Have any of your parents been like this?
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