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post #1 of 21
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080109/..._st/odd_car_ad


I love it, i can see me doing the same thing.
post #2 of 21
Yeah that would be me as well Bruce

Years ago when my friends children were young, like most kids if they misbehaved they were sent to their room, but it didn't matter because again like most kids they had their own t.v. in their room, cd/video player, music centre etc... Only my friend was a step ahead of them and took the plugs off!!
post #3 of 21
I don't blame her a bit for doing that.
post #4 of 21
I love that! I also love the fact that a GOOD parent finally got some press!

I guess her son is taking the bus now.
post #5 of 21
I would back her up 500% - to all those who think she is aggrandizing the issue or that she should be ashamed for publicly humiliating her son, I say: YOU are not good parents.

A mean mom is a GOOD mom. This isn't abuse, it's a very hard lesson learned by her son.

Good for her!!!!!

If only more parents would take such responsibility for the care of and actions of their children, this would be a MUCH better planet.
post #6 of 21
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Originally Posted by GingersMom View Post
I would back her up 500% - to all those who think she is aggrandizing the issue or that she should be ashamed for publicly humiliating her son, I say: YOU are not good parents.

A mean mom is a GOOD mom. This isn't abuse, it's a very hard lesson learned by her son.

Good for her!!!!!

If only more parents would take such responsibility for the care of and actions of their children, this would be a MUCH better planet.
Perhaps if her son decides to have children he'll feel differently.

I'm so glad she did this.
post #7 of 21


How funny!!
post #8 of 21
Oh how funny That will teach the son a lesson about responsibility
post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by lookingglass View Post
I love that! I also love the fact that a GOOD parent finally got some press!

I guess her son is taking the bus now.
Yes Finally a parent willing to stand up to their child and lay down the law
post #10 of 21
Good call, hahha... we need more moms like her!
post #11 of 21
Initially I thought it was funny but still pretty harsh for a first offence. But then I read further that she had said there were two rules when he got the car. He broke the first one. Even if the alcohol wasn't his - it was his car and therefore a rule still broken. Too bad, I say.

I'm guessing as well, that she'd hammered it into him pretty hard and when he still disobeyed her, this was the way the cookie crumbled for him. Oh dear! Good on her. If I had have seen that I'd have called and congratulated her as well!
post #12 of 21
The only thing I can hope for (for her) Is that she doesn't get stuck driving her son around. and enforces that he ask friends.

My parents did that stuff to my sister. Except Dad would take the car away and mom was stuck driving her to work, school, etc. Mom felt that she was being punished too!
post #13 of 21
yeah for her!!! And the new owners don't have to be suspicious as to why they were selling a good car
post #14 of 21
When my oldest brother was 17, he quit his job, hung out, drank and did drugs. Mom sold his motorcycle, right out from under him.
post #15 of 21
I like that he said the container was left in the car by a friend. That's nice. I don't think a police officer is going to care who left it in the car when he's writing the ticket.
post #16 of 21
That is soo funny!!! Nice to see a parent keep their child accountable for the choices they make!
post #17 of 21
Great idea but I would ??? legality since the kid is 19 and OF AGE ... is his name on the title??? if so she likely will be the one learning a stiff lesson
post #18 of 21
I thought about that too but I imagine that his mom's name is on the title. I was 18 and just out of basic training when I bought my first car. I didn't have any credit to my name so my mom had to be the primary cosigner for the car and her name was on the title. I imagine it would be the same thing here if the car was bought from a dealer.
post #19 of 21
thats great! maybe he will spend his time finding his own rides whereever thinking about his mistake. and maybe he wont make that stupid choice again, at least she stepped up and did something before he killed himself or someone else. BTW no i do not believe the story of it wasnt his, what kid wouldnt come up with that lie.
post #20 of 21
I don't think she was mean at all!

For one thing she is teaching him the consequences of his actions and those of his friends!

Second, he is 19 and should be working to buy his own car so that he appreciates it more and wouldn't do such stupid, irresponsible things! Third, I think her actions are more warranted than those of some other "Dad sells son's Nintendo on eBay because he didn't mow the lawn etc." That type of thing is mean. Trying to save your child from being killed or killing someone in a drunk driving accident is being a responsible parent! More parents need to do that for their kids!

On the topic of selling things... this is the funniest "for sale" on eBay that I have ever seen!

http://www.nomarriage.com/ebay_wedding_dress.html

http://www.usatoday.com/news/offbeat...ay-bride_x.htm
post #21 of 21
This happened not too far from where I live!!!! I love it, but can't believe it made nation news . I would do it if my kid pissed me off enough
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