"I have an older cellphone. But I want an upgrade, so I've worked it out with my parents (read: mother) to work for two hours a week to earn it. I started around September, and so every weekend I spend a two hour block scrubbing or polishing or…"
"^This. What if you just smashed it to the ground, "accidentally" threw it in the toilet or had a car run over it (by accident of course....>.>). Would she agree to buy you a new one then?
Please don't ask me what has…"