Would You Try for an Impossible 94% on Chemistry for a Maybach?June 11, 2008 at 9:47 am | Posted in Girltalk | 10 Comments
Tags: Cars, Maybach, Ultimatum, University
Yesterday at dinner, Hanx’s uncle told us the most recent offer he gave his son (who is now studying in AUB). The relationship between Uncle H & his son is the classic case between a parent and a child in the first years of university. The parents want the child to get straight A’s and focus on their future whereas the child just wants to have fun.
So to try to sway his child to do the right thing, he gave him the following option in his worst courses (which he is next to failing):
“If you get a 94% in your Chemistry and Biology course, I will buy you a Maybach as your graduation gift. Will you take the offer?”
Here’s the catch… It’s next to impossible to get a 94% in any course at AUB and everyone including other universities in the States know that. So you would have to study your heart out and kiss major professor butt to have a 50% shot at a score like that.
Unfortunately the kid declined because he is realistic in his strengths and weaknesses. Or maybe he values enjoyment of life over A CAR THAT EVERYONE DREAMS OF. WHAT THE HELL!!! I would take the Maybach!!! But that’s just me…. I’m the Type A compete till you die type.
Actually my dad pulled a similar stunt with me. He bought me the newest 525 BMW and every time my my grades dropped below a B, he would take the car away. I am feeling kind of ripped off now though. I mean there is no comparison between a Maybach and a BMW. And I fought just as hard 😦
Either way, I loved the concept. So which would you choose? The Maybach or the Good Life?