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Fresh out of high school, 18-year-old (me, I) had one goal and expectation. I needed my own form of transportation.
I was college-bound, yet decided to take a year off to work and save.
I had invested two years of my life as a busboy. When my 18th birthday came around, the owner gave me a shot as a server — a job I did extremely well.
Through my father’s friend I managed to snag a pretty snazzy gig for an 18-year-old. I repaired a wide range of tools for the Makita corp. Saws, grinders, drills, hammers, among other things. I had a “decent” nine-to-five and worked at the restaurant at nighttime.
I managed to save 5k for a down-payment. With no credit, I had to convince my mother to co-sign. (Always a responsible woman, my mother, then and now has impeccable credit.)
Needless to say, I was obsessed with my new purchase. (2007 Honda Civic Si)