jaydizzle wrote:I'm bringing my dad with me to visit a school and get a tour. I don't see the issue of bringing parents for a visit. I'm not going to an ASW event though. Why does anyone give a flying shit if a parent comes? I don't give a shit if someone looks down on me if I bring a parent along. I probably wouldn't bring a parent to an ASW event though. I can't believe some of you care how other people view you? Who cares. Live life the way you want to live it. Some kid in high school once laughed at me because he saw that the pair of jeans I was wearing was $20 at Costco. So fucking what. I then asked him why he lived in a shit hole, and if it was because his parents spent $100 on his jeans. I'm honestly quite surprised a lot of you care about stuff like this. Most of you are probably way smarter than I am.
I certainly don't give a flying shit. I plan on going to my Preview Days alone, but my parents will want to visit my final choice with me, which is fine. I only look negatively upon people with hover parents. Bring your parents to accepted students day fine, but if they hover over your shoulder and you can't socialize without your parents as an intermediary, that's a serious problem. I've seen cool parents who are just interested in their child's life, yet don't bother their socializing, and parents who hover. The latter-grow a pair and tell your parents to talk to some other parents and not hover over you.