My wife brought up parent/teacher conferences recently and discussing two siblings with parents because they've been missing class, not completing assignments and making poor choices including the kids starting to hang with a crowd known for making even worse choices. The dad called and said he bought them a car to solve help solve these issues. You know, make it easier to get to class. Guess what. The kids didn't make it to any classes this week. The dad was surprised that his idea to get the car did not work.