What Do I Do?

I would like to start this blog by saying, I am a 17 year old in high school, and this is my FIRST blog ever. I live with my dad, and my mom died a little over four years ago. I always seem to make mistakes at the worst times, or when things are going GREAT than a stupid mistake brings everything back down. For example, today after my wrestling match at school, I was on my way home. I thought it would be a good idea to buy some windshield wiper anti-freeze. So I bought the anti-freeze (or so I thought) and scooted on my way home. I put it into my father's car, and mine. But, little did i know that it was actually anti-freeze COOLANT, not wiper fluid. Stupid me. So once my dad found out he FLIPPED. He starts snapping on me saying how I'm so stupid, and cannot seem to ask questions when I'm not 100% sure about something. In my mind I was just trying to help maybe save him a trip to the convince store, but in his I am just some stupid ungrateful son that does what he wants. I'll also add my father was born and raised on a farm, his dad beat him with a belt, and he had NO freedom. We live in the city and he is not very accustomed to city life, or seem to understand me being a dumb city kid I did not realized what I was putting into the car. I'm very unsure what to do, I think my dad is bipolar considering he can be oh so happy at one moment, than the next screaming his head off at me. Needless to say, he has a VERY short fuse. I understand that no body is perfect, and I did do a stupid act. But my dad never seems to try to look at what happened from my perspective, and its really hard to explain my side considering he never lets me talk. If I interrupt him its a huge deal, but if he interrupts me its perfectly okay. Which he claims, "I'm the parent, so therefore I can do what I want. No questions asked". What do I do, and how do I get him to actually let me talk, or see where I'm coming from for once..?
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18-21, M
Dec 13, 2012