Posted : 04/15/2009
Prom. It seems so important when you're in high school. However, only 21 (out of over 250!) of my Insurance.com teammates responded to a recent survey asking for their thoughts about prom. That means that either they don't care anymore, or they'd rather forget. The funny thing is that although I went to a few school dances, I never went to my own prom. Some friends and I went to a free concert instead.
How to get parents to pay
Anyway, the survey asked if people thought it was a good idea to rent a party bus or limo for prom transportation, and most (over 70%) agreed. The reason? There were a few. If you want a party bus or limo but your parents don't want to pay, you can show them this first list:
What's in it for me?
OK, don't show your parents this part. They don't remember what it's like to have a social life, so this list will just confuse them. More reasons to go by party bus:
Prom in a U-Haul?
A teammate we surveyed said that some kids in their class rented a U-Haul and hired a driver. They put couches and everything in the back. I don't know about the laws in your area, but it sounds like fun. If you go the U-Haul route, make sure it's legal so you don't have to deal with fines and police. They seem to understand fun even less than your parents do.
If you're wondering what a U-Haul prom entrance would look like, you can search for "uhaul prom" on YouTube. I'm not linking to it because you never know what you'll see on YouTube and this is a family website.
Remember, soon you won't be able to go to proms (trust me, they don't let old people in.) So no matter how you get there, have fun with your friends, take pictures and make memories. Like old folks say, you're only young once!
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