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Dude Promises His Parents He Wouldn't Drink, Smoke Or Do Drugs Until He Turned 21 In Exchange For $1,500

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Reddit – In 2001, my parents bet me that if I did not drink, smoke, or do drugs by 21, they would give me $1500. Here I am on my 21st birthday holding the contract I signed when I was 8.

Bro 1,500 bucks? For 13 years of sobriety? Unless you live in like Bratislava that money is gonna last you like 2 weeks. I mean this has gotta be the worst agreement I’ve ever seen. Even a fucking 8 year old should be able to do the math and be like “Hold up…thats only a little more than a hundred bucks a year.” I bet your parents would have been willing to do like 15 grand and your dumb ass settles for $1,500. Like Kramer accepting the free coffee for life before hearing the rest of the offer.

I mean obviously you’re not drinking when you’re 8 years old but lets say he gave up booze from 16 to 21. Thats 5 years. 300 dollars a year to be a total square? 300 bucks a year to miss out on all the fun of being a teenager and partying in college? I mean hey I tip my cap to you, dude. You’re a man of your word with incredible will power. But when you realize you traded your entire adolescence for like one month worth of rent and bills you’re probably gonna realize you made a huge mistake.

I don’t even know what sum of money I would need to do this. Obviously if you were to put like $250,000 in front of my face when I was 16 I probably couldnt say no, but looking back on it, those years are priceless. Can’t put a price tag on those formative years.

PS – I bet this kid drank like 20,000 Mountain Dews in the past decade.