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Jun 4, 2004, 05:17 AM
 
Funny stuff this, on ebay, some mother sellign her kid's PS2 casue he went on a rampage in their home.

Read the whole thing, funny stuff.

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Jun 4, 2004, 05:30 AM
 
Bummer, kid. Teach ya some common sense...

BTW: 13-year-old kid, 6'3"??? Woah!!!
     
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Jun 4, 2004, 05:36 AM
 
This thing has gotten around....136334 hits.
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Jun 4, 2004, 05:44 AM
 
And this is the bugle he ruined.

At least the buyer left positive feedback.
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Jun 4, 2004, 05:54 AM
 
33 bucks for the bugle.
     
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Jun 4, 2004, 06:06 AM
 
And $122 for the PS2.

Sounds like the kid's antics made Mom better off. Except for the additional $55 he still owes her.
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Jun 4, 2004, 06:19 AM
 
The part I find amusing is the way that the spelling errors get crazy right around the part where she says "we are smarter than you."

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Jun 4, 2004, 07:03 AM
 
Originally posted by CharlesS:
The part I find amusing is the way that the spelling errors get crazy right around the part where she says "we are smarter than you."
She must have been fuming when she wrote that. The anger is almost palpable.
     
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Jun 4, 2004, 07:32 AM
 
She's mad that he drank $6 worth of beer and $120 worth of wine - not the least bit upset that her 13 year old son is DRINKING!

Sure sell the PS2 and teach him a lesson, but the lesson she should be teaching him is more than about money.

A mother and grandmother,

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Jun 4, 2004, 07:42 AM
 
It would have been more fun to destroy the PS2 and see the kid's reaction. Picture this... the kid's playing on the PS2, mom calmly walks in with a big sledghammer and smashes the PS2 to bits. "There, now we're even."
     
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Jun 4, 2004, 08:02 AM
 
The kids and parents sound childish...
     
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Jun 4, 2004, 08:23 AM
 
Originally posted by mitchell_pgh:
The kids and parents sound childish...
Amen.
     
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Jun 4, 2004, 10:41 AM
 
Damn selling the stuff, evan at 6'2", it would be my kid, and he would receive a beating.
     
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Jun 4, 2004, 10:53 AM
 
I bet he will think twice next time.
     
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Jun 4, 2004, 11:19 AM
 
What parents let their kid do that?

Screw the kid...the parents are letting the kids run rampant in the house drinking beer and wine?

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Jun 4, 2004, 11:26 AM
 
Originally posted by starman:
What parents let their kid do that?

Screw the kid...the parents are letting the kids run rampant in the house drinking beer and wine?

Mike
Letting them? They didn't give them permission.

The kid is being punished for doing JUST THAT.
     
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Jun 4, 2004, 11:40 AM
 
Originally posted by Zimphire:
Letting them? They didn't give them permission.

The kid is being punished for doing JUST THAT.
When you have kids you'll understand what I mean.

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Jun 4, 2004, 12:08 PM
 
Originally posted by starman:
When you have kids you'll understand what I mean.

Mike
I watch my sisters kids every once and a while. It can be a living nightmare at times. I feel sorry for parents.
     
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Jun 4, 2004, 12:14 PM
 
Originally posted by starman:
When you have kids you'll understand what I mean.

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No., it has nothing to do with having kids. These parents didn't LET them do anything.

They didn't give them permission.

THAT is what he is getting punished for.

Unless you can show where these parents gave permission, you have no case.
     
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Jun 4, 2004, 12:42 PM
 
Originally posted by Zimphire:
No., it has nothing to do with having kids. These parents didn't LET them do anything.

They didn't give them permission.

THAT is what he is getting punished for.

Unless you can show where these parents gave permission, you have no case.
You're missing the point. You're assuming the word "let" means that they gave permission. I'm saying that as a parent, I wouldn't "let" that happen....meaning I'd make sure it doesn't.

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Jun 4, 2004, 12:48 PM
 
Originally posted by starman:
You're missing the point. You're assuming the word "let" means that they gave permission. I'm saying that as a parent, I wouldn't "let" that happen....meaning I'd make sure it doesn't.

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So you'd stay with your kids 24/7 and make sure they didn't get into trouble?

It's not the parents fault the kid did things he KNEW he wasn't supposed to.

For example. My dad has had a rifle in his room on a rack since I can remember.

Never locked, never loaded though.

I have never touched it. Why? Because I knew I wasn't allowed.
     
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Jun 4, 2004, 12:51 PM
 
Originally posted by Zimphire:
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For example. My dad has had a rifle in his room on a rack since I can remember.

Never locked, never loaded though.

I have never touched it. Why? Because I knew I wasn't allowed.
I think this is the point starman is trying to make, e.g., teach your kids to know better.

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Jun 4, 2004, 12:54 PM
 
Originally posted by Zimphire:
So you'd stay with your kids 24/7 and make sure they didn't get into trouble?
You mean some people don't?



     
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Jun 4, 2004, 12:58 PM
 
Originally posted by soul searching:
I think this is the point starman is trying to make, e.g., teach your kids to know better.
Why not teach your kids to know better AND lock the rifles? Gun locks are so cheap there is no reason why you shouldn't buy one considering the alternative.
     
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Jun 4, 2004, 01:04 PM
 
Originally posted by mitchell_pgh:
Why not teach your kids to know better AND lock the rifles? Gun locks are so cheap there is no reason why you shouldn't buy one considering the alternative.
Z, it's like you get my point and agree with it, but want to argue anyway.

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Jun 4, 2004, 01:05 PM
 
Originally posted by starman:
You're missing the point. You're assuming the word "let" means that they gave permission. I'm saying that as a parent, I wouldn't "let" that happen....meaning I'd make sure it doesn't.
I think you're underestimating the ingenuity of teenagers to do things they're not allowed to. It seems by the obvious way this kid and his friends 'conducted their business' that he's not used to being kept on a particularly tight leash.

I know kids whose parents were above and beyond control freaks. They literally had to give reports to their every movement basically until they were 18. I'm sure the parents did this because they wanted to make sure their kids stayed on the straight and narrow, but if they thought it would work, they were more nave than should be allowed for parents! Obviously, their kids just developped more intricate ways of doing things they weren't allowed to, built more elaborate webs of lies, got more accomplices, etc.

They didn't break fewer rules, they just got better at not getting caught. Personally, if I were a parent, I would prefer to be that mother [okay, father] selling my kid's PS2 on eBay, rather than being the parent who is confident he's done everything he can to make sure his kid doesn't break any rules (and worse, believes that his kid actually doesn't break any rules)...
     
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Jun 4, 2004, 01:06 PM
 
Originally posted by starman:
Z, it's like you get my point and agree with it, but want to argue anyway.

Mike
That was mitchell_pgh

Originally posted by mitchell_pgh:
Why not teach your kids to know better AND lock the rifles? Gun locks are so cheap there is no reason why you shouldn't buy one considering the alternative.

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Jun 4, 2004, 01:14 PM
 
Originally posted by soul searching:
That was mitchell_pgh
No, it was Z and his point about knowing not to touch the rifle.

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Jun 4, 2004, 01:49 PM
 
Originally posted by starman:
No, it was Z and his point about knowing not to touch the rifle.

Mike
I know that, but it seemed like you quoted the wrong person.

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Jun 4, 2004, 04:14 PM
 
Originally posted by soul searching:
I think this is the point starman is trying to make, e.g., teach your kids to know better.
Kids have a will of their own. I have known kids that have been taught better. But do what they wish otherwise.

This sounds like this type of kid. Obviously the parents discipline him.
     
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Jun 4, 2004, 05:06 PM
 
Methinks none of Mike's kids have reached puberty yet.
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Jun 4, 2004, 06:03 PM
 
shes not even punishing this kid because he drank beer and wine. shes punishing the kid for "wasting her money."
     
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Jun 4, 2004, 07:20 PM
 
Originally posted by fireside:
shes not even punishing this kid because he drank beer and wine. shes punishing the kid for "wasting her money."
That was just part of it.
     
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Jun 4, 2004, 07:44 PM
 
Half my stuff probably would've ended up on eBay if they existed back then. When we bickered over who could play the Nintendo once, out came the scisors and *snip*, there goes the power cord. No more Nintendo. Problems solved. Heh.
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Jun 4, 2004, 08:55 PM
 
Originally posted by fireside:
shes not even punishing this kid because he drank beer and wine. shes punishing the kid for "wasting her money."
Pay for your own beer next time, bitch!
     
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Jun 4, 2004, 09:51 PM
 
Originally posted by olePigeon:
Half my stuff probably would've ended up on eBay if they existed back then. When we bickered over who could play the Nintendo once, out came the scisors and *snip*, there goes the power cord. No more Nintendo. Problems solved. Heh.
Nice to see parents use the Third Reich approach to parenting.

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Jun 4, 2004, 10:26 PM
 
Originally posted by CharlesS:
Nice to see parents use the Third Reich approach to parenting.
is that approved by Dr. Spock?

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I had my Nintendo taken away for a year when I was a kid. I don't remember what the offense was, but it wasn't anything serious. Something like playing it too much or resisting going to bed because I was playing. And just for the record, I was a good kid. I don't know if it was being born a good kid, or good parenting, but I almost never did anything wrong -- like Z with the rifle -- because I knew I wasn't supposed to.
     
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Originally posted by CharlesS:
Nice to see parents use the Third Reich approach to parenting.
Third Reich approach to parenting?
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