14. They were sending the 19-year-old kid US $25,000 a month for living expenses.
“My friend was Chinese Canadian. She worked as an English tutor for the Chinese Uni students. Her role was to teach them functional English, help their pronunciation and work with them on essays etc. What ended up happening was her teaching these students life skills (e.g. how to use a washing machine, how to grocery shop etc.) She had to call one family because they were sending the 19-year-old kid US $25,000 a month for living expenses. This was back when a student apartment was like $600 a month on average (90’s.) She explained to the parents that the amount was excessive. The parents chuckled about it but didn’t stop. hehe.”
15. He crashed two Land Rovers his parents bought him, so they bought him a Mercedes.
“A kid in my graduating high school class was very wealthy. His parents bought him a Land Rover when he was 16 and he crashed it into a school bus. They bought him another Land Rover and he lost it street racing. Guess what? They bought him a Mercedes.”