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Old 03-24-2010, 02:53 PM
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I am going to be changing my bed pretty soon and I told my parents that I wanted a hammock. As usual, they game me the "You're not getting one of those, don't be rediculous, it's bad for your back etc." speeches.

I really do want a hammock and I don't think it's a rediculous idea at all, one of the best night's sleep I ever had was in a hammock.

Any ideas how I go about convincing them of this idea?
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Old 03-24-2010, 02:59 PM
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I don't really know why your parents would deny you it... Maybe you could tell them what you have said "One of the best nights sleep I've ever had was in a hammock" I'm pretty sure you would be able to convince them, Wear your special hat!
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Old 03-24-2010, 03:02 PM
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I don't really know why your parents would deny you it... Maybe you could tell them what you have said "One of the best nights sleep I've ever had was in a hammock" I'm pretty sure you would be able to convince them, Wear your special hat!
Maybe because they'd be paying for it, hehe.

I have told them that I had one of the best night's sleep on a hammock, but they still refuse to budge. My mum more than my dad, my dad is generally more of a "sure, why not" kind of a guy but my mum's far more, well, to put it bluntly, boring.
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Maybe because they'd be paying for it, hehe.

I have told them that I had one of the best night's sleep on a hammock, but they still refuse to budge. My mum more than my dad, my dad is generally more of a "sure, why not" kind of a guy but my mum's far more, well, to put it bluntly, boring.
Why don't you pay for it then? If they won't buy it for you, you will have to buy it yourself. I know, we all spend all our money on the day the Bluray/DVD/Tshirt thing was released, but hey, start saving!
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Old 03-24-2010, 03:12 PM
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Why don't you pay for it then? If they won't buy it for you, you will have to buy it yourself. I know, we all spend all our money on the day the Bluray/DVD/Tshirt thing was released, but hey, start saving!
Maybe you're right, I wish I had the money right now. Time to get a job I think...
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Good luck. Maybe if you suggest buying one (or even paying part) and keeping your bed around until you're completely happy then they might consider it.
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Perhaps I need a hammock too
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I want one, but I can't afford it, and can't get rid of my bed as it's part of the house I rent and I don't have space to keep them both in my room
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Well since you are not paying for it yourself I am sorry to say you are more than likely SOL.

Now if you were to buy it yourself, thats a different story. Just look from your parents view, they have to purchase a hammock, take the effort to get rid of the bed etc.
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I can afford it but I'm having a prob. I can only buy one of the three. I want a hammock, a bicyle and the nVidia GTX 480. I can only afford one
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Id get the bike
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I suggest that you start saving money so that you can buy your hammock especially if your parents don't want to buy it. Good luck on it .
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I started thinking about getting a hammock as well, but I really don't have any space left in my room to put it... and obviously I can't get rid of my current bed. I guess that I'll have to wait to move to a new house.
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I am going to be changing my bed pretty soon and I told my parents that I wanted a hammock. As usual, they game me the "You're not getting one of those, don't be rediculous, it's bad for your back etc." speeches.

I really do want a hammock and I don't think it's a rediculous idea at all, one of the best night's sleep I ever had was in a hammock.

Any ideas how I go about convincing them of this idea?
I think its a wonderful idea! I have a hammock chair with stand, that I curl up and have naps in, it never occurred to me to have one to sleep in!

LOL! Does anyone ever convince their parents of anything, I moved out years ago and still have to listen to them tell me what they think is best for me. :p

Good luck, I hope you do!
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Old 03-24-2010, 06:06 PM
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Convince them a hammock is actually good for the back.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammock
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For non spreader-bar styles, the way in which they are hung is critical for comfort. Generally, a higher attachment point is preferred as well as sufficient length between points, though these two dimensions can be adjusted to compensate for a lack in one or the other. The optimal angle of the attaching lines to the post / wall / tree is usually about 30 degrees.

Though one can lie in a hammock lengthwise or across its width, most hammocks are best used with a diagonal position, as it provides the most room and support. Users with back and joint pains often report some relief from these problems when sleeping in a hammock in this manner.
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