Hello all. Long story short, I am 17. My birthday is less then two months, so for those two months I am technically "under-age" nor not an "legal adult". I have great grades, got accepted into the hardest course at my college (30 got selected out of 1000) and in my entire life have barely fought/got in trouble with my parents. My parents know that now this is my final summer before college (I also work full time during the week) and they know I go to parties here and there, and have a beer or two (I honestly do aha), and overall there's trust. But recently, I have found a problem in my life that needs to be solved. My buddies and I always hang out with people all across the city, and I don't drive and neither do my friends except for one and he is always taking us to parties/hangouts/whatever. I just cannot for the life of me make it home on time at 1 AM which is my curfew. I know it's their roof, and they set the rules, and I honestly respect that, it's just it's soo hard to get my buddies back before 1, and i always show up at 2 (3 once). Last night i went to a party, and my driver got drunk, there for i coulden't get a drive home because i had no money for a taxi. so I simply had to walk and it was a 3 hour walk so i arrived home at 3. I told my parents this and now they grounded me...... It's like I'm not going to ditch my friends of 14 years, but I also cant talk my parents into dropping my curfew. What do I do hype?