School year begins again
Wallets start to feel empty again
BY COLLIN LOY ON SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
Another school year, another empty wallet.
My wallet has begun to cry after the third week of school. She has lost all her weight due to the food runs, lady friends and Jeep replacement parts.
The school year is a time for spending all the money that students worked so hard to save up over the spring/summer. Especially when it comes to food.
In my fourth and final year of high school (woah), I have learned that every school day can begin better with breakfast from one of the many glorious restaurants in G-Vegas. People often underestimate those four-count chicken minis, and don’t realize the significance they will make in a mere 30 minutes, when my stomach should be growling like a wildebeest.
Breakfast before school can also be a form of last minute studying. I remember countless times last spring where I would meet with a group of friends at Boulevard Bagel, books opened, frantically cramming as much knowledge as possible into the already full brain of mine. Breakfast before school can just be a good time to hangout with friends before heading to an eight hour workday.
And it’s as if everyone in G-Vegas goes to Sonic. Whether it’s right after school, or at 9:00 p.m. when working on homework is no longer an option.
I have this compartment in my Jeep where I keep all my spare change and often tend to dig through it to find quarters to pay for those Lemonberry slushies. I’m either sifting through that compartment or searching between the seats, otherwise known as “the neverending abyss”.
Lady friends can be expensive too. By that I in no way mean that lady friends themselves are expensive, but it adds up. That is all I am going to say on the subject. On that note moving on.
As most of you know, I love my Jeep, and that is not an understatement. My 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo means the world to me. Many people often question as to why I would spend any more money on my Jeep.
The answer is simple: it’s a Jeep.
Most guys love their cars, which involves the upkeep and cleaning of their prized possessions. My Jeep is my prized possession, therefore I look forward to taking care of “her”. Yep, it’s a “her”.
Being able to spend my own money on my car and personalize it to my choice makes it that much more special to me. That is why I love my car. I’ve put a lot of time, money and effort into this car. My parents have put even more money into the car. SO naturally the car would be important to me.
But owning a nine year old car comes with pros and cons. One of those cons being replacing parts that seem to break every week. Seriously though, sometimes I wonder if my car enjoys the shop.
Since it is a nine year old car, the need for parts for a 2005 car is no longer paramount, which increases the price, which in turn decreases the weight of mine and my parents’ wallets.
In the end though, I am looking forward to my final year of high school. From myself, my Jeep and my wallet, we wish you all a far adeu.