“Ridiculous!” is the only thing that came to mind when I read this article. Well, and then visions of paddle wielding school principles and small town policemen who would stop you on the street and warn, “If you don’t cut that out, I’m gonna have a talk with your Pa.” danced fancifully in my head. And yes, I realize that I might watch too much Andy Griffith, but you’ll just have to pardon me for preferring a little old fashioned discipline to what the world has become over the course of my thirty-two years on this deteriorating planet. Yes, I really am thirty-two and not eighty-two. But listen here, whipper snapper, back when I was a girl…we did our chores and respected our parents!!
And we didn’t call the police when we were asked to pick up the trash!
What I think, is that in addition to being called down (which I’m assuming he was), the ten year old who called 110 (the British 911) on his mother for asking him to do chores should have been given some chores to do for the city! Sound too harsh? I can promise you that if any of my kids ever pulled a stunt like that, I’d be calling the police and asking them to send an officer right over (and I do live in Mayberry where this sort of thing still happens). I’m sure the police station needs a good mopping.
Wanna know what I think? Keep the articles coming!