This is a discussion on Embarrassing moment for one of our clients! within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by Hopyard No, but I can't lose my mansion from the kid having some liquor unless he gives it to friends. I've stated ...
However, if he had some liquor in the attic that he was sharing (maybe from your liquor cabinet)with some under age friends and one of them had a serious accident you'd have much more serious problems then.
Either way I agree it's not good behavior and should be dealt with but it's really not as serious as some seem to imagine it.
"Confidence is food for the wise man but liquor for the fool"
It is a kid who is deliberately doing wrong. Dad has to put a stop to it.
Your home and your kid aren't the place for your kid to be engaged in any illegal act, period. No exceptions. When caught
there have to be consequences commensurate with what was done.
What was done here was much more than growing 3 plants. It was sneaky and surreptitious (is that redundant). It was calculating and utterly without regard for the integrity of the family and without regard or respect for the parents. Its not about drugs, its about
behavior and attitude. BMW and BMW spoiled BRAT. That's what its about.
If the Union is once severed, the line of separation will grow wider and wider, and the controversies which are now debated and settled in the halls of legislation will then be tried in fields of battle and determined by the sword.
Stating that no one in this country "parents" anymore is stretching things a bit IMO. My co-workers kids (who I have known all their lives) always address me with with respect. My brothers kids are the same. There are parents out there passing along the respect for elders (and society) that our parents taught to us, and sadly many aren't passing on good values, mainly I suspect because they weren't taught these values themselves.
"Don't start none, won't be none!"
He should publicly shoot the kids BMW. That'll teach him.
I doubt it would ever get to that point in my home. But if it did I'd send word to school that I was coming, and hell was coming with me. It would be a life changing experience. I don't need someone else to manipulate my child into obeying. I did it for nearly 6 years in one of those boarding schools, in SC. I'll play nice generally, but I play to win. If it's not that serious, then I don't worry much about it. But if I feel that it's a battle I need to win, I play to win. Period. But we have engrained that in our kids from a young age. That's a lot easier than doing it when they are older.
I hope the dad takes care of it swiftly and as uncomfortably as possible.
I prefer to live dangerously free than safely caged!
"Our houses are protected by the good Lord and a gun. And you might meet 'em both if you show up here not welcome son." Josh Thompson "Way Out Here"
When I was a kid in the 60's, apparently my parents could read my mind.
Helpful hints on pushing back and strengthening the 2A:
Battle Plan (n) - a list of things that aren't going to happen if you are attacked.
Blame it on Sixto - now that is a viable plan.
Learning to shoot again : Starting Over
only part that warrants attention is that 'the system' is designed to take from those who have it. busted for a renter or someone in debt over their head, well....social services steps in and showers the family with corrective measures ( paid for by the taxpayers, of course). but have a home and $$ and the Drug Factory will cost daddy 10's of thousands of dollars -- up to having the house taken as fruits of the illegal monies generated from the sales of the drugs.
so the system gets feed
flip the coin and something like 17 states have legalized pot.
hope he lives in one of them.
and Hop, we agree but for sending him to boarding school. his behavior should not be rewarded.
by-by bmw, hello what ever he can afford. and insurance is on him also. as are prop taxes and repairs.
You plug 'em, I plant 'em
...kid can't read at 17 (Garcia/Hunter 1985)
Lack of preparation on your part does not necessarily constitute an emergency on mine
He must be on one of those states, lol.