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2013-09-20 11:17:23 AM
Subby fails reading comprehension.  FTA:  I'm your MOTHER
 
2013-09-20 11:24:24 AM
Umm...not just subby...apparently the author of the piece fails at reading comprehe...wait...the article headline says "Father"....What the fark is going on here? This is all sorts of goofy farked up. Maybe they're gay men? Do kids with gay dads call one of them Mother? Does one dad refer to himself that way? I need a drink now.
 
2013-09-20 11:57:12 AM
Reading that, whichever parent it may have been written by, it doesn't take long to figure out where the child's shiatty attitude comes from.
 
2013-09-20 12:04:54 PM

tin_man: Reading that, whichever parent it may have been written by, it doesn't take long to figure out where the child's shiatty attitude comes from.


Yea, everyone kinda comes off as douchebags in the story.

Don't get me wrong, it's a great parental move, but man they all sound biatchy.
 
2013-09-20 12:06:46 PM
Bets on the alleged infraction not actually occurring?
 
2013-09-20 12:07:36 PM

will_2679: Subby fails reading comprehension.  FTA:  I'm your MOTHER


The article was updated after the submitter posted it to fark.
 
2013-09-20 12:09:24 PM

Spad31: Umm...not just subby...apparently the author of the piece fails at reading comprehe...wait...the article headline says "Father"....What the fark is going on here? This is all sorts of goofy farked up. Maybe they're gay men? Do kids with gay dads call one of them Mother? Does one dad refer to himself that way? I need a drink now.


F*cking Aussies...
 
2013-09-20 12:13:26 PM

tin_man: Reading that, whichever parent it may have been written by, it doesn't take long to figure out where the child's shiatty attitude comes from.


Came here to  say this, very happy to see I'm not the only one that thinks so.
 
2013-09-20 12:15:10 PM
I think the parent did the child a huge favor.
 
2013-09-20 12:33:53 PM

tin_man: it doesn't take long to figure out where the child's shiatty attitude comes from.


Most teenage kids (and I'm going to assume these fine specimens are in the 13-14 year old range) have shiatty, self absorbed attitudes by default regardless of how good their parenting has been.

show me: I think the parent did the child a huge favor.


You and I both.
 
2013-09-20 12:44:42 PM
My kid tried something like that, I'd do the same goddamn thing.  I wouldn't have gotten all self-righteous in the description, but you can bet your bottom dollar that behavior like that would get the kid's ticket sold in a New York minute.  She'd also find out that her cell phone didn't work and that her Facebook password had been changed.

And Sprint Family Locator is a great, great tool.  Even if I only ended up ever using it to find lost/stolen phones.  The knowledge that I had it was enough to keep 'em where they were supposed to be.
 
2013-09-20 12:45:43 PM
Mom is doing the right thing....
 
2013-09-20 12:46:25 PM
This sounds like a good way to get attention to your sale of tickets.
 
2013-09-20 12:49:01 PM
mother - father
whore - nun


TOUCH MY MONKEY
 
2013-09-20 12:50:40 PM
Best way to teach your children is to act like one yourself, I suppose.
 
2013-09-20 12:51:39 PM
the animated gif is unnecessary, but this line is great: Tricks like this on OUR parents is how HALF of you were conceived .....And why a lot of your friends DONT have an address to send that Fathers day card to!!!
 
2013-09-20 12:56:51 PM

edmo: tin_man: Reading that, whichever parent it may have been written by, it doesn't take long to figure out where the child's shiatty attitude comes from.

Came here to  say this, very happy to see I'm not the only one that thinks so.


Seconded, thirded, whatever. But yah, good move to show there is consequences for intentionally bad decisions.

ManateeGag: the animated gif is unnecessary, but this line is great: Tricks like this on OUR parents is how HALF of you were conceived .....And why a lot of your friends DONT have an address to send that Fathers day card to!!!


I LOLed.
 
2013-09-20 01:33:12 PM
Can they even do that? I thought a lot of ticket sellers/venues were now tying the ticket to the person, like airline tickets, so you can't just transfer them to someone else (ostensibly to fight scalping--because StubHub doesn't like competition).
 
2013-09-20 01:33:23 PM
Damn...it sounds like a good one and I can't open it from the office.  Any alternative loctions for TFA?
 
2013-09-20 01:34:40 PM
Must be Alec Baldwin's kid.
 
2013-09-20 01:35:16 PM

tin_man: Reading that, whichever parent it may have been written by, it doesn't take long to figure out where the child's shiatty attitude comes from.


Yeah, I went into it ready to cheer for the parents, but there are no winners here.
 
2013-09-20 01:36:28 PM
"Tricks like this on OUR parents is how HALF of you were conceived .....And why a lot of your friends DONT have an address to send that Fathers day card to!! "


Nice..
 
2013-09-20 01:37:06 PM

Shostie: Spad31: Umm...not just subby...apparently the author of the piece fails at reading comprehe...wait...the article headline says "Father"....What the fark is going on here? This is all sorts of goofy farked up. Maybe they're gay men? Do kids with gay dads call one of them Mother? Does one dad refer to himself that way? I need a drink now.

F*cking Aussies...


Yeah, they call barbecues "barbies," kangaroos "wallaby womble-hoppers," and mothers "fathers."
 
2013-09-20 01:37:24 PM
Oh, okay, AUS.. wonder if it's any different there?

Also, looked at the auction.. $12K (AUS) for 4 concert tickets that don't seem to be particularly prime seats? Right now, AUS $ are worth slightly more than US $. I'm betting the kiddies are bidding up the auction to ensure the tickets don't sell in time.
 
2013-09-20 01:37:56 PM
24.media.tumblr.com

His shoulders are dropping to the beat of the song I'm listening to, and I'm entranced. It's like a bizarre sad-dance.
 
2013-09-20 01:38:01 PM

tin_man: Reading that, whichever parent it may have been written by, it doesn't take long to figure out where the child's shiatty attitude comes from.


This. If you want respect, you must give respect. Yes, this even means parents need to respect their children.

I'm not opposed to punishing kids that step out of line, but  The brutally brilliant (somewhat excessive) product description reads: ... yeah. That.  I hope the scowl on your biatchy little friends faces Hmm? You're insulting her friends why, exactly? Her friends are not your concern, dad/mom. Lay off already. You're just making more trouble.
 
2013-09-20 01:38:22 PM

Teambaylagoon: "Tricks like this on OUR parents is how HALF of you were conceived .....And why a lot of your friends DONT have an address to send that Fathers day card to!! "


Nice..


Right? Mom fncking WENT THERE.
 
2013-09-20 01:38:38 PM

tin_man: Reading that, whichever parent it may have been written by, it doesn't take long to figure out where the child's shiatty attitude comes from.


Absolutely, that thing was terrible to read. "Don't have addresses to send that fathers day card to" farking really? "Those reasons were half the reasons why some of you were conceived", so awful.
 
2013-09-20 01:39:10 PM

Bathia_Mapes: will_2679: Subby fails reading comprehension.  FTA:  I'm your MOTHER

The article was updated after the submitter posted it to fark.


Is it ok if I'm still a jerk about it? Because really it's all I've got and I'm not even feeling it right now.
 
2013-09-20 01:40:20 PM
Following through with your punishment is good parenting, but there's no need for public disclosure of your child's bad behavior. Now everyone knows she is easy for "older guys". Good job on that one.
 
2013-09-20 01:40:46 PM
Tickets to a Boy Band? Nothing of value was lost.
 
2013-09-20 01:40:47 PM
Parents in Australia is pretty pissed at their daughter and her friends.

If you can bother to proofread the first farking sentence in your 'article' then maybe you shouldn't be 'producing' 'content' for the web.
 
2013-09-20 01:40:48 PM
This reminds me of the douche who shot up his daughter's laptop and then gloriously stated his reasons in a video that went viral.

Teens love to push the envelope however being a complete lunatic about it does nothing but encourage your kids to leave home as fast as they can whether or not they are ready to go.
 
2013-09-20 01:41:17 PM
I wonder how much she got for the tix.  I would imagine quite a lot.
 
2013-09-20 01:41:33 PM
Meanwhile I'm sitting here wondering who or what the fark One Direction is.
 
2013-09-20 01:41:51 PM
She's learning a great truth of life early: that when you're a teenager you think that you're a brilliant mix of ninja/criminal mastermind and your parents couldn't count to 11 without your dad unzipping his fly when in reality even your golden retriever is rolling its eyes at you.
 
2013-09-20 01:41:53 PM
For a while I tried to be all "stop liking things I don't like" with my daughter and One Direction, but that's a lost cause by now.  Now their images are all over her room, all five of 'em, Harry and Liam and Louis and Bobby and Skippy or whatever.
 
2013-09-20 01:41:54 PM

dahmers love zombie: My kid tried something like that, I'd do the same goddamn thing.  I wouldn't have gotten all self-righteous in the description, but you can bet your bottom dollar that behavior like that would get the kid's ticket sold in a New York minute.  She'd also find out that her cell phone didn't work and that her Facebook password had been changed.

And Sprint Family Locator is a great, great tool.  Even if I only ended up ever using it to find lost/stolen phones.  The knowledge that I had it was enough to keep 'em where they were supposed to be.


hate to break it to ya pops but odds are your kid is smarter than you or at least more tech savvy.. probably has duplicate or clone FB accounts only her friends know about and her friends probably extra phone that she'll borrow and clone the SIM card etc,
 
2013-09-20 01:41:54 PM

DirkTheDaring: Teambaylagoon: "Tricks like this on OUR parents is how HALF of you were conceived .....And why a lot of your friends DONT have an address to send that Fathers day card to!! "


Nice..

Right? Mom fncking WENT THERE.


And it also gives me an idea of the crowd this girl is hanging out with.
 
2013-09-20 01:42:06 PM

cgraves67: Following through with your punishment is good parenting, but there's no need for public disclosure of your child's bad behavior. Now everyone knows she is easy for "older guys". Good job on that one.


Ew, you're right.
 
2013-09-20 01:42:21 PM
Most parents who feel a need to punish their daughters with slut shaming language are the same types that would pat their sons on the back for the same behavior.They could have sold the tickets without this craptastic example of parenting.
 
2013-09-20 01:42:38 PM
Harry Styles is pretty I'd like to fu*k him, or at least see his O face.
 
2013-09-20 01:42:40 PM
Read it.

Wow.
 
2013-09-20 01:42:52 PM

Egoy3k: Parents in Australia is pretty pissed at their daughter and her friends.

If you can't bother to proofread the first farking sentence in your 'article' then maybe you shouldn't be 'producing' 'content' for the web.


Fail on my part.
 
2013-09-20 01:43:40 PM

mike_d85: DirkTheDaring: Teambaylagoon: "Tricks like this on OUR parents is how HALF of you were conceived .....And why a lot of your friends DONT have an address to send that Fathers day card to!! "


Nice..

Right? Mom fncking WENT THERE.

And it also gives me an idea of the crowd this girl is hanging out with.


Oh, come on. Not only are they underaged, they are all the way in Australia.
 
2013-09-20 01:43:44 PM
Surely these young women will do something productive with their time now that those tickets are being sold and won't instead lie harder, stay out later and get pregnant-er, as a result of this brilliant tactic.

Don't air your farking dirty laundry on the internet, people.  Sell the tickets, and talk to your kids in person.  This bleed over shiat is dumb.
 
2013-09-20 01:43:53 PM

tin_man: Reading that, whichever parent it may have been written by, it doesn't take long to figure out where the child's shiatty attitude comes from.


Yes! I was all ready to cheer and shout for the parents, but that just made me think "Oh, a whole family of arseholes. Lovely."
 
2013-09-20 01:44:06 PM
Just sell the tickets if you must, but don't act like an even bigger baby and say "hey I'm doing this to get back at my shiatty kids". You are the adult. Have some restraint and dignity.
 
2013-09-20 01:44:12 PM

Hand Banana: Meanwhile I'm sitting here wondering who or what the fark One Direction is.


1. Terrible
2. Ignorance is not a virtue where I come from.  Google can help.  Give it a whirl.
 
2013-09-20 01:44:30 PM

vudukungfu: mother - father
whore - nun


TOUCH MY MONKEY


i156.photobucket.com
Touch him! Love him! Liebe mein affe-mienke!
 
2013-09-20 01:44:42 PM

scottydoesntknow: tin_man: Reading that, whichever parent it may have been written by, it doesn't take long to figure out where the child's shiatty attitude comes from.

Yea, everyone kinda comes off as douchebags in the story.

Don't get me wrong, it's a great parental move, but man they all sound biatchy.


No. They sound fed up over the entitled, slutty, lying antics of their typical teenage daughter. Appropos, I believe.
 
2013-09-20 01:45:01 PM
Yeah, I totally feel sorry for the Dad.
 
2013-09-20 01:45:48 PM

Chinchillazilla: cgraves67: Following through with your punishment is good parenting, but there's no need for public disclosure of your child's bad behavior. Now everyone knows she is easy for "older guys". Good job on that one.

Ew, you're right.


I picked up on that right away. Working on tracking down her name and address as we speak.

/Middle-aged, married with kids...due for a girlfriend and/or series of bad decisions.
 
2013-09-20 01:46:30 PM

Dancin_In_Anson: tin_man: it doesn't take long to figure out where the child's shiatty attitude comes from.

Most teenage kids (and I'm going to assume these fine specimens are in the 13-14 year old range) have shiatty, self absorbed attitudes by default regardless of how good their parenting has been.


A lot of kids can get like this just from absorbing it from one shiatty friend. They follow the one asshole kid's lead in an attempt to impress them because that one kid plays mind games on the rest. You get a kid with a some sociopathic tendencies and it won't matter how good a job the parents are doing, the kid only sees "How much can I get out of them? How far can I push them? I can hurt them emotionally but I don't feel anything when they try to guilt or shame me into behaving. Any punishment will be met with more extreme misbehaviour and I will make their lives miserable.Therefore, I have all the power."
 
2013-09-20 01:47:45 PM

SuperNinjaToad: dahmers love zombie: My kid tried something like that, I'd do the same goddamn thing.  I wouldn't have gotten all self-righteous in the description, but you can bet your bottom dollar that behavior like that would get the kid's ticket sold in a New York minute.  She'd also find out that her cell phone didn't work and that her Facebook password had been changed.

And Sprint Family Locator is a great, great tool.  Even if I only ended up ever using it to find lost/stolen phones.  The knowledge that I had it was enough to keep 'em where they were supposed to be.

hate to break it to ya pops but odds are your kid is smarter than you or at least more tech savvy.. probably has duplicate or clone FB accounts only her friends know about and her friends probably extra phone that she'll borrow and clone the SIM card etc,


Yes - thirteen year olds have extra phones and cloned SIM cards.  Seems totally plausible.
 
2013-09-20 01:48:02 PM
The bidding is up to Au$16,300. Either the daughter and her friends are trolling the parents or thems some crazy O.D. fans
 
2013-09-20 01:48:35 PM

Dancin_In_Anson: tin_man: it doesn't take long to figure out where the child's shiatty attitude comes from.

Most teenage kids (and I'm going to assume these fine specimens are in the 13-14 year old range) have shiatty, self absorbed attitudes by default regardless of how good their parenting has been.


My daughter turns 11 tomorrow. So far, so good, but I'm prepared for the forthcoming 6 or so years of hell.
 
2013-09-20 01:49:20 PM

RandomJackass: tin_man: Reading that, whichever parent it may have been written by, it doesn't take long to figure out where the child's shiatty attitude comes from.

Absolutely, that thing was terrible to read. "Don't have addresses to send that fathers day card to" farking really? "Those reasons were half the reasons why some of you were conceived", so awful.


Relevant
 
2013-09-20 01:49:22 PM

dahmers love zombie: My kid tried something like that, I'd do the same goddamn thing.  I wouldn't have gotten all self-righteous in the description, but you can bet your bottom dollar that behavior like that would get the kid's ticket sold in a New York minute.  She'd also find out that her cell phone didn't work and that her Facebook password had been changed.

And Sprint Family Locator is a great, great tool.  Even if I only ended up ever using it to find lost/stolen phones.  The knowledge that I had it was enough to keep 'em where they were supposed to be.


Well, at least you know where they left their phones.
 
2013-09-20 01:49:23 PM

Super Chronic: For a while I tried to be all "stop liking things I don't like" with my daughter and One Direction, but that's a lost cause by now.  Now their images are all over her room, all five of 'em, Harry and Liam and Louis and Bobby and Skippy or whatever.


That's where you screwed up.  You should have started singing at her.

I know your initial instinct is to complain, and sometimes it's overwhelming to overcome.  When she argues and starts telling you why the band is awesome and that you don't get it, you can start agreeing.  Then become obsessed.  Wear the t-shirt when her freinds come over and make sure you get the new album in iTunes before she wakes up that day.  Hell, wake her up for breakfast blasting the new single in an iHome.

/I'm gonna be an awesome dad one day.
 
2013-09-20 01:49:33 PM

unfarkingbelievable: scottydoesntknow: tin_man: Reading that, whichever parent it may have been written by, it doesn't take long to figure out where the child's shiatty attitude comes from.

Yea, everyone kinda comes off as douchebags in the story.

Don't get me wrong, it's a great parental move, but man they all sound biatchy.

No. They sound fed up over the entitled, slutty, lying antics of their typical teenage daughter. Appropos, I believe.


Then maybe they should've done something about it (like actual parenting) before it reached critical masshole levels like it did.
 
2013-09-20 01:49:55 PM

unfarkingbelievable: scottydoesntknow: tin_man: Reading that, whichever parent it may have been written by, it doesn't take long to figure out where the child's shiatty attitude comes from.

Yea, everyone kinda comes off as douchebags in the story.

Don't get me wrong, it's a great parental move, but man they all sound biatchy.

No. They sound fed up over the entitled, slutty, lying antics of their typical teenage daughter. Appropos, I believe.


Damn. I'm going to go home early and hug my 4 y/o while she still loves me.
 
2013-09-20 01:50:00 PM

dahmers love zombie: And Sprint Family Locator is a great, great tool.  Even if I only ended up ever using it to find lost/stolen phones.  The knowledge that I had it was enough to keep 'em where they were supposed to be.


Not trying to be a smart-ass, honestly curious.  Is your child's cell phone so important that it can't be ditched at opportune times?
 
2013-09-20 01:50:04 PM
Use the proceeds to buy a stripper pole..  An investment in the future you're paving for your horrible little girl... and her "biatchy little friends", too. What a twat.
 
2013-09-20 01:50:22 PM

FunkOut: Dancin_In_Anson: tin_man: it doesn't take long to figure out where the child's shiatty attitude comes from.

Most teenage kids (and I'm going to assume these fine specimens are in the 13-14 year old range) have shiatty, self absorbed attitudes by default regardless of how good their parenting has been.

A lot of kids can get like this just from absorbing it from one shiatty friend. They follow the one asshole kid's lead in an attempt to impress them because that one kid plays mind games on the rest. You get a kid with a some sociopathic tendencies and it won't matter how good a job the parents are doing, the kid only sees "How much can I get out of them? How far can I push them? I can hurt them emotionally but I don't feel anything when they try to guilt or shame me into behaving. Any punishment will be met with more extreme misbehaviour and I will make their lives miserable.Therefore, I have all the power."


This letter indicates that the mother and father have done an absolute shiat job raising their kid by their own standards, and have no idea how to properly mitigate their mistakes.

So public slut-shaming it is.  Surely this won't have any disasterous consequences.

I predict pregnant before college.  Probably by a guy who's in their grade, since the fact that it was an "older guy" was a bigger hang up than "you're sleeping around".

Basically, fark this idiot mother right in her puckered asshole.
 
2013-09-20 01:50:58 PM
your PARENTS are the ones that deserve love and respect more than anyone

And I will publicly belittle you and your friends until you love and respect me.
 
2013-09-20 01:51:32 PM

NightSteel: Oh, okay, AUS.. wonder if it's any different there?

Also, looked at the auction.. $12K (AUS) for 4 concert tickets that don't seem to be particularly prime seats? Right now, AUS $ are worth slightly more than US $. I'm betting the kiddies are bidding up the auction to ensure the tickets don't sell in time.


So you think that if the tickets don't sell in time, the parents will just let the kids go to the concert?

/ are you one of the kids?
 
2013-09-20 01:51:38 PM

Saborlas: Bets on the alleged infraction not actually occurring?


I get the feeling you're on to something here.
 
2013-09-20 01:51:42 PM

RandomJackass: tin_man: Reading that, whichever parent it may have been written by, it doesn't take long to figure out where the child's shiatty attitude comes from.

Absolutely, that thing was terrible to read. "Don't have addresses to send that fathers day card to" farking really? "Those reasons were half the reasons why some of you were conceived", so awful.


Truth often is
 
2013-09-20 01:52:36 PM
Other Direction confused by all the Hip-Hop-La.

If it were the U.S., there would be a 50 percent chance the daughter would sue. The judge would rule that the parents had to buy 4 tickets to whatever she wanted per year.  And the father would be ordered to dress like One Direction for a year.
 
2013-09-20 01:52:51 PM
How do I get tickets to the older guys house?
 
2013-09-20 01:53:16 PM

theknuckler_33: My daughter turns 11 tomorrow. So far, so good, but I'm prepared for the forthcoming 6 or so years of hell.


You're already the getting to be dumbest dumbass to ever ever exchange oxygen....and you're only going to get dumber. Have fun!

(glad I had sons)
 
2013-09-20 01:53:20 PM
Step 1: List item on ebay
Step 2: Make up wild story in listing that will go viral
Step 3: Profit
 
2013-09-20 01:53:31 PM

cwolf20: Other Direction confused by all the Hip-Hop-La.

If it were the U.S., there would be a 50 percent chance the daughter would sue. The judge would rule that the parents had to buy 4 tickets to whatever she wanted per year.  And the father would be ordered to dress like One Direction for a year.


And then they update to state that it's her Mother who did it.
 
2013-09-20 01:53:48 PM

Hand Banana: Meanwhile I'm sitting here wondering who or what the fark One Direction is.


They're like The Backstreet Boys/*NSYNC, but less talented and with worse songs
 
2013-09-20 01:53:52 PM

mike_d85: Super Chronic: For a while I tried to be all "stop liking things I don't like" with my daughter and One Direction, but that's a lost cause by now.  Now their images are all over her room, all five of 'em, Harry and Liam and Louis and Bobby and Skippy or whatever.

That's where you screwed up.  You should have started singing at her.

I know your initial instinct is to complain, and sometimes it's overwhelming to overcome.  When she argues and starts telling you why the band is awesome and that you don't get it, you can start agreeing.  Then become obsessed.  Wear the t-shirt when her freinds come over and make sure you get the new album in iTunes before she wakes up that day.  Hell, wake her up for breakfast blasting the new single in an iHome.

/I'm gonna be an awesome dad one day.


Nice.  On the other hand, her mom, Mrs. Chronic, is virtually doing that at this stage.  Even went to the concert with her.
 
2013-09-20 01:53:55 PM

noitsnot: SuperNinjaToad: dahmers love zombie: My kid tried something like that, I'd do the same goddamn thing.  I wouldn't have gotten all self-righteous in the description, but you can bet your bottom dollar that behavior like that would get the kid's ticket sold in a New York minute.  She'd also find out that her cell phone didn't work and that her Facebook password had been changed.

And Sprint Family Locator is a great, great tool.  Even if I only ended up ever using it to find lost/stolen phones.  The knowledge that I had it was enough to keep 'em where they were supposed to be.

hate to break it to ya pops but odds are your kid is smarter than you or at least more tech savvy.. probably has duplicate or clone FB accounts only her friends know about and her friends probably extra phone that she'll borrow and clone the SIM card etc,

Yes - thirteen year olds have extra phones and cloned SIM cards.  Seems totally plausible.


Yeah. They're obsessed with One Direction, not Breaking Bad.
 
2013-09-20 01:54:13 PM

ManateeGag: the animated gif is unnecessary, but this line is great: Tricks like this on OUR parents is how HALF of you were conceived


Mom's been there, done that, got the daughter to prove it. Slut is a learned behaviour, taught from generation to generation by example.

.....And why a lot of your friends DONT have an address to send that Fathers day card to!!!

This will not be awkward at the next school/social event.  Not even the least little bit.
 
2013-09-20 01:54:20 PM

stuffy: Tickets to a Boy Band? Nothing of value was lost.


The boy band may not be of any value but, I can assure you, tickets to see said boy bad are very valuable, For my daughters birthday we got 4 tickets (we got lucky and got them about a minute after they went on sell) to see 1D (that's how the cool kids write the name I'm told) in Dallas. We paid about $300 for the tickets and fees. We gave her the choice, take 2 friends, or sell the extra tickets and use the money to buy an iPad. We sold the two tickets for $800. She got an iPad and we ended up not paying a penny for the tickets.
 
2013-09-20 01:54:56 PM

Snarfangel: Shostie: Spad31: Umm...not just subby...apparently the author of the piece fails at reading comprehe...wait...the article headline says "Father"....What the fark is going on here? This is all sorts of goofy farked up. Maybe they're gay men? Do kids with gay dads call one of them Mother? Does one dad refer to himself that way? I need a drink now.

F*cking Aussies...

Yeah, they call barbecues "barbies," kangaroos "wallaby womble-hoppers," and mothers "fathers."


www.comedy.co.uk
 
2013-09-20 01:54:56 PM
Ok- seriously, those are some expensive tickets.  I wonder how much profit the sale of the tickets is going to make the family.  The current value in USD is over $16k
 
2013-09-20 01:54:57 PM

FunkOut: A lot of kids can get like this just from absorbing it from one shiatty friend. They follow the one asshole kid's lead in an attempt to impress them because that one kid plays mind games on the rest. You get a kid with a some sociopathic tendencies and it won't matter how good a job the parents are doing, the kid only sees "How much can I get out of them? How far can I push them? I can hurt them emotionally but I don't feel anything when they try to guilt or shame me into behaving. Any punishment will be met with more extreme misbehaviour and I will make their lives miserable.Therefore, I have all the power."


It took me until I was 17 to figure out that when my parents wanted to know where I was going, it was out of concern, not control.  if only they had voiced that.   Would have saved them those three years of hell after I got my first period and started mood swinging.
 
2013-09-20 01:55:31 PM

uncleacid: How do I get tickets to the older guys house?


cdn.hahajk.com
 
2013-09-20 01:55:49 PM

FunkOut: Dancin_In_Anson: tin_man: it doesn't take long to figure out where the child's shiatty attitude comes from.

Most teenage kids (and I'm going to assume these fine specimens are in the 13-14 year old range) have shiatty, self absorbed attitudes by default regardless of how good their parenting has been.

A lot of kids can get like this just from absorbing it from one shiatty friend. They follow the one asshole kid's lead in an attempt to impress them because that one kid plays mind games on the rest. You get a kid with a some sociopathic tendencies and it won't matter how good a job the parents are doing, the kid only sees "How much can I get out of them? How far can I push them? I can hurt them emotionally but I don't feel anything when they try to guilt or shame me into behaving. Any punishment will be met with more extreme misbehaviour and I will make their lives miserable.Therefore, I have all the power."


My daughter became friends with another girl in pre-school and they participated in various activities together... dance, etc. After 5 years or so, I really started noticing problems. After sleep overs, my daughter's attitude would be awful and every time that kid came to my house they would always end up getting into some stupid fight over something. My daughter played great with just about every other kid she would have over. I've had enough and while we haven't just come outright and told my daughter she can't see that other kid anymore, we've avoided seeing them pretty well for quite a while now (they live about 20 minutes away and she goes to a different school, so that helps).  Anyway, the point is that I agree with you. I saw this other girl have a bad influence on my daughter and I wanted to nip that shiat in the bud while she was still young (she turns 11 tomorrow).
 
2013-09-20 01:56:01 PM

NightOwl2255: stuffy: Tickets to a Boy Band? Nothing of value was lost.

The boy band may not be of any value but, I can assure you, tickets to see said boy bad are very valuable, For my daughters birthday we got 4 tickets (we got lucky and got them about a minute after they went on sell) to see 1D (that's how the cool kids write the name I'm told)


They are still using that line?
 
2013-09-20 01:57:40 PM

tin_man: Reading that, whichever parent it may have been written by, it doesn't take long to figure out where the child's shiatty attitude comes from.


ooooo that's a bingo!

That is the sort of punishment people imagine doing when they don't have kids....the 'if it were my kid (not that i have any)i would totally do that!'...not a real response that a parent should actually do. 

But then, idiots all the way down.
 
2013-09-20 01:57:41 PM
Wow, I am betting that this child won't rebel at all!  Mom admitting she did the same thing, dissing her daughter's fatherless friends (not the kid's fault, it's the Mom and Dad's fault). I have a 15 year old daughter going to a concert this weekend.  Luckily the tickets were under $30.00.   She knows I would have sold that ticket had she screwed up, but I would not have been a screeching biatch about it and publicly humiliated her.  That just raises tensions in the house, when there are so many already.
 
2013-09-20 01:58:06 PM

gonzoduke: The bidding is up to Au$16,300. Either the daughter and her friends are trolling the parents or thems some crazy O.D. fans


Classic revenge would be if the daughter bids it up, steals their debit card and uses it to make the transaction. If their paypal is linked to a credit card, that potentially could result in some hefty overdraft fees.
 
2013-09-20 01:58:09 PM
I'm not your friend. I'm your MOTHER. And I am here to give you the boundaries that YOU NEED to become a functional responsible adult. You may hate me now..... But I don't care. Its my job to raise a responsible adult..not nuture bad habits in my teen age child"

Need more parents like this. Too many parents today try to be their little thugs and thugettes friend.
 
2013-09-20 01:58:18 PM
"I'm not your friend. I'm your MOTHER. And I am here to give you the boundaries that YOU NEED to become a functional responsible adult. You may hate me now..... But I don't care. Its my job to raise a responsible adult..not nuture bad habits in my teen age child"


You want to know how I know you're not American?
 
2013-09-20 01:58:25 PM
Usually with stuff like this I'd prefer a charity giveaway, including making the kid physically hand the desired object over. But that's tough to do with concert tickets, so eBay will do.

The ranting and raving is rather much, though. "These tickets were purchased for our daughter's birthday, and are being sold as a lesson to her" would be more than enough to get the message across. There's no need to make the whole lecture public, and it wasn't even a very good lecture.
 
2013-09-20 01:58:48 PM

Paper-Pusher: Ok- seriously, those are some expensive tickets.  I wonder how much profit the sale of the tickets is going to make the family.  The current value in USD is over $16k


Who knows. If I had children, and could have afforded to buy the tickets. I could certainly afford to make a point by setting the buy it now at 1 dollar, then showing the history to the daughter after it was over to prove I'd sold them.
 
2013-09-20 01:59:08 PM
Good to know terrible grammar and spelling is not just an American phenomenon.
 
2013-09-20 01:59:50 PM
Turnabout is fair play.
 
2013-09-20 02:00:43 PM
She could care less about her daughter and her actions.  She's getting 4k per ticket as of now on eBay.
 
2013-09-20 02:00:54 PM
it was either sell their tickets on ebay and humilliate the girls on the interwebs or a booting. i say the girls got off easy

i1045.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-20 02:01:18 PM

Dancin_In_Anson: tin_man: it doesn't take long to figure out where the child's shiatty attitude comes from.

Most teenage kids (and I'm going to assume these fine specimens are in the 13-14 year old range) have shiatty, self absorbed attitudes by default regardless of how good their parenting has been.

show me: I think the parent did the child a huge favor.

You and I both.


Yeah, all of this. But yeah, would have been nice if the rant had been more articulate, but whatever. We can't all be David Foster Wallace.
 
2013-09-20 02:02:02 PM

Spad31: Umm...not just subby...apparently the author of the piece fails at reading comprehe...wait...the article headline says "Father"....What the fark is going on here?


It's Australia. They're in the Southern Hemisphere. Shiat's different there. Summer in January, toilets flushing backwards, parental gender swaps, etc...
 
2013-09-20 02:02:26 PM
And why a lot of your friends DONT have an address to send that Fathers day card to!!!

www.gq.com

Whoa, dial it back there a bit, Joan Crawford. You were rolling there but no need to start shooting at innocent bystanders.
 
2013-09-20 02:02:41 PM
He was a father until one of those Aussie animals bit off his peener, so now he's a mother.
 
2013-09-20 02:03:02 PM

dj_spanmaster: His shoulders are dropping to the beat of the song I'm listening to, and I'm entranced. It's like a bizarre sad-dance.


Kim joins the dance.

img.fark.netimg.fark.net
 
2013-09-20 02:03:14 PM

SuperNinjaToad: dahmers love zombie: My kid tried something like that, I'd do the same goddamn thing.  I wouldn't have gotten all self-righteous in the description, but you can bet your bottom dollar that behavior like that would get the kid's ticket sold in a New York minute.  She'd also find out that her cell phone didn't work and that her Facebook password had been changed.

And Sprint Family Locator is a great, great tool.  Even if I only ended up ever using it to find lost/stolen phones.  The knowledge that I had it was enough to keep 'em where they were supposed to be.

hate to break it to ya pops but odds are your kid is smarter than you or at least more tech savvy.. probably has duplicate or clone FB accounts only her friends know about and her friends probably extra phone that she'll borrow and clone the SIM card etc,


Smarter? Doubtful. More tech savvy? Right. The tech savvyness of most teenagers is confined to pushing the "Send" button.

The tech they're using wasn't created by teenagers. It was created by adults in their 30s and 40s, mostly.
 
2013-09-20 02:03:25 PM

will_2679: Subby fails reading comprehension.  FTA:  I'm your MOTHER


Fathers can be mothers too, cis scum!
Sorry, it's too early for me to think of some clever snark.
 
2013-09-20 02:04:09 PM
$17,000????

mrwgifs.com
 
2013-09-20 02:04:52 PM
If those trollops can't see One Direction send them to my house to see Nude Erection. I think I would like to meet some trollops.
 
2013-09-20 02:06:41 PM
The only think I think went over the line was the comment about the "fatherless" girls.  The b*tch implied that single mothers are "trollops."

Well f*ck her.

F*ck her in her f*cking f*ckface.
 
2013-09-20 02:06:46 PM

theknuckler_33: My daughter turns 11 tomorrow. So far, so good, but I'm prepared for the forthcoming 6 or so years of hell.


As someone who has already gone through what you are soon going to experience, I highly recommend you start the heavy drinking now.  You need the head start.
 
2013-09-20 02:06:47 PM
According to another thread from today we shouldn't spank our kids.  This one tells us we can't humiliate them.  What's left?  Should parents just start using yellow and red cards like they do in soccer?
 
2013-09-20 02:07:15 PM
Mom needs to get herself some psychiatric help.

I feel bad for any kid who has to live in an environment like that.
 
2013-09-20 02:07:27 PM

Jill'sNipple: gonzoduke: The bidding is up to Au$16,300. Either the daughter and her friends are trolling the parents or thems some crazy O.D. fans

Classic revenge would be if the daughter bids it up, steals their debit card and uses it to make the transaction. If their paypal is linked to a credit card, that potentially could result in some hefty overdraft fees.


That could potentially go from humiliation to a homicide case if it really happens so probably not a good idea.
Parent's should just play dumb until the day of the concert. Then get all dressed up and when the daughter asked where they're going tell her they're going to the concert of course (and proceed with the explanation then) and that along the way they'll also be dropping her off at grandma's to help her with her yard work.
At the concert tell her shocked friends lil Suzy is doing yardwork there fore they are going in her place and proceed to embarrass the hell out of them for their shenanigans
 
2013-09-20 02:07:58 PM

coeyagi: uncleacid: How do I get tickets to the older guys house?

[cdn.hahajk.com image 752x500]


If hookers actually looked that good.... Still would pass, but at least I could understand the temptation.

It's pretty much trannies, faces of meth, and VD you can see/smell a mile away, which makes me wonder how they even get business.
 
2013-09-20 02:08:04 PM
I was wondering about the high bidding on that myself, as it was up to $17,100 when I checked it out.  Couple of folks up here brought up it possibly being the kids.  Fair enough.

"Oh?  You and your friends don't have (assuming it goes there) $20,000?  That's fine.  We still have a shredder."

At which point, the tickets are confetti.  I have no idea what boy band tickets cost, but let's say total of $500-$800.  An expensive lesson, but kids are kids, parents are parents.  Friendliness is good, but you can't be the kid's friend at that age.

/Why, yes, I am a parent.
//Hoping I don't ever have to resort to that kind of tactic.
///Not really worried about it.
 
2013-09-20 02:08:08 PM

Paper-Pusher: Ok- seriously, those are some expensive tickets.  I wonder how much profit the sale of the tickets is going to make the family.  The current value in USD is over $16k


You seem to be under the impression these are serious bids.  The listing makes it clear the kid's friends are always aware of mom's plan to sell off the tickets, so they're obviously just bidding up astronomically with no intention to pay, thus thwarting mom's effort to regain any money on the tickets.  No, mom's still not going to let the kid go to the show, but at least the kids will have the "victory" of preventing any monetary gain.

/mom's a loony biatch
 
2013-09-20 02:08:38 PM
And why a lot of your friends DONT have an address to send that Fathers day card to!!!

www.m5board.com
 
2013-09-20 02:09:36 PM

Literally Addicted: Damn...it sounds like a good one and I can't open it from the office.  Any alternative loctions for TFA?


Here's the eBay listing
 
2013-09-20 02:10:05 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: It's Australia. They're in the Southern Hemisphere. Shiat's different there. Summer in January, toilets flushing backwards, parental gender swaps, etc...


You realize that's a myth, right?  Not that it has anything to do with this thread, but I hate that myth.
 
2013-09-20 02:10:22 PM

show me: I think the parent did the child a huge favor.


I've mentioned in previous threads that in my Junior year of high school I got suffered to an NSync concert. Based on that experience alone, I wholeheartedly agree with you.

/the shrieking
 
2013-09-20 02:10:39 PM
I approve of this action, but the parents already failed when they contributed to this "band"'s success and popularity by buying tickets in the first place.
 
2013-09-20 02:10:45 PM
Up to $24,100.

Someone has no intention of paying that.
 
2013-09-20 02:11:18 PM

mike_d85: Super Chronic: For a while I tried to be all "stop liking things I don't like" with my daughter and One Direction, but that's a lost cause by now.  Now their images are all over her room, all five of 'em, Harry and Liam and Louis and Bobby and Skippy or whatever.

That's where you screwed up.  You should have started singing at her.

I know your initial instinct is to complain, and sometimes it's overwhelming to overcome.  When she argues and starts telling you why the band is awesome and that you don't get it, you can start agreeing.  Then become obsessed.  Wear the t-shirt when her freinds come over and make sure you get the new album in iTunes before she wakes up that day.  Hell, wake her up for breakfast blasting the new single in an iHome.

/I'm gonna be an awesome dad one day.


I'm in love with this idea. I'm going to steal it, and I'm not even going to give you credit.
 
2013-09-20 02:11:21 PM

will_2679: Subby fails reading comprehension.  FTA:  I'm your MOTHER


And that is nobody's fault, not even the Romans.
www.tucsonsentinel.com
 
2013-09-20 02:12:07 PM
I think this is probably some really good viral marketing but...

One of the most important jorbs one has as a parent is to pick your kids friends. If you let them hang out with trash, don't be surprised if your precious snowflakes become trash. Also, thank god I have 2 sons. I only have to worry about 2 peenors instead of all of them.
 
2013-09-20 02:12:21 PM
On Reddit, this subject has about 3500 comments.  Something approaching 100% of them are from children terrified their parents might do the same thing to them.

Fark is averaging closer to 50/50.

Does anyone have the demographics handy?
 
2013-09-20 02:12:27 PM

Polish Hussar: Hand Banana: Meanwhile I'm sitting here wondering who or what the fark One Direction is.

They're like The Backstreet Boys/*NSYNC, but less talented and with worse songs


FTFY

/recycled ballads and do-wop is recycled ballads and do-wop
 
2013-09-20 02:13:06 PM
I have a 12 year old daughter, and go figure...  She's a huge One Direction fan.  She's also a Dance Moms fan.  Given the choice, I'll take One Direction any day.

As far as her behavior goes...  She's 12.  My wife and I have to keep a pretty close eye on her.  But she's responsible.  And we make it a point to make friends with the parents of whomever she hangs out with.  So far so good.

In the end, I think my wife will have to be the one to REALLY keep an eye out in the upcoming years.  Considering the girl is a little clone of her mother, clearly, mother knows what to watch for.  All I can really do is be prepared to jump to her defense when something really goes wrong.
 
2013-09-20 02:13:22 PM

jigger: Up to $24,100.

Someone has no intention of paying that.


Yep. Presumably the kid (or one of her friends) is going to no-pay and leave the parents holding the tickets.
 
2013-09-20 02:14:03 PM

Kahabut: On Reddit, this subject has about 3500 comments.  Something approaching 100% of them are from children terrified their parents might do the same thing to them.

Fark is averaging closer to 50/50.

Does anyone have the demographics handy?


Put me down in the "child terrified his mom will sell my One Direction tickets on eBay for prank calling" category. It's almost a phobia at this point.
 
2013-09-20 02:14:27 PM

Egoy3k: Egoy3k: Parents in Australia is pretty pissed at their daughter and her friends.

If you can't bother to proofread the first farking sentence in your 'article' then maybe you shouldn't be 'producing' 'content' for the web.

Fail on my part.


Yeah.
 
2013-09-20 02:14:54 PM

Treygreen13: jigger: Up to $24,100.

Someone has no intention of paying that.

Yep. Presumably the kid (or one of her friends) is going to no-pay and leave the parents holding the tickets.


I presume someone actually bid a couple hundred so it might just default to that if all those high bids are retracted.
 
2013-09-20 02:15:12 PM

Smelly Pirate Hooker: SuperNinjaToad: dahmers love zombie: My kid tried something like that, I'd do the same goddamn thing.  I wouldn't have gotten all self-righteous in the description, but you can bet your bottom dollar that behavior like that would get the kid's ticket sold in a New York minute.  She'd also find out that her cell phone didn't work and that her Facebook password had been changed.

And Sprint Family Locator is a great, great tool.  Even if I only ended up ever using it to find lost/stolen phones.  The knowledge that I had it was enough to keep 'em where they were supposed to be.

hate to break it to ya pops but odds are your kid is smarter than you or at least more tech savvy.. probably has duplicate or clone FB accounts only her friends know about and her friends probably extra phone that she'll borrow and clone the SIM card etc,

Smarter? Doubtful. More tech savvy? Right. The tech savvyness of most teenagers is confined to pushing the "Send" button.

The tech they're using wasn't created by teenagers. It was created by adults in their 30s and 40s, mostly.


except you forgot the hive mind. one on one sure an adult probably wins but we're talking one parent against the combined efforts of large group of individuals. You think they don't share ideas, strategies, brainstormed, plot against parents etc? it only takes one person in the large group to be smarter or more savvy than you... doesn't have to be your own kid.
Also I'm not talking 12 or 13 but more like 16 or 17 yr olds BTW...
 
2013-09-20 02:15:32 PM
I'm all for ticket selling and the public humiliation bit, but going and degrading someone else and their children is a bit out of line, because then you make enemies with other potenially bad parents, which leads to more shiat slinging. I've seen this handled more articulately and yes it is possible to do this without making yourself look just as bad as your demonspawn.

That said, if this is just an ordinary ticket scalper with a bit of creativity, this is Genius!
 
2013-09-20 02:16:10 PM

legion_of_doo: Yeah, I totally feel sorry for the Dad.


Yep, you can bet his daughters little slutty friends won't be coming over any time soon.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-09-20 02:16:18 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: "I'm not your friend. I'm your MOTHER. And I am here to give you the boundaries that YOU NEED to become a functional responsible adult. You may hate me now..... But I don't care. Its my job to raise a responsible adult..not nuture bad habits in my teen age child"


You want to know how I know you're not American?


I am American, and this pretty well sums up my relationship with my daughter.
 
2013-09-20 02:16:30 PM

shastacola: Most parents who feel a need to punish their daughters with slut shaming language are the same types that would pat their sons on the back for the same behavior.They could have sold the tickets without this craptastic example of parenting.


"slut shaming" ... DRINK!
 
2013-09-20 02:16:41 PM
With the self-centered, sociopathic kids of today, the next sleepover is going to be at this girl's house and all the friends are going to show. Then it'll get all stabby.
 
rka
2013-09-20 02:17:01 PM

Radak: You seem to be under the impression these are serious bids.  The listing makes it clear the kid's friends are always aware of mom's plan to sell off the tickets, so they're obviously just bidding up astronomically with no intention to pay, thus thwarting mom's effort to regain any money on the tickets.  No, mom's still not going to let the kid go to the show, but at least the kids will have the "victory" of preventing any monetary gain


So pull the tickets from the online auction and sell them to some co-worker for face value.

You seem to be under the impression that the parents can't outwit a bunch of stupid teenagers. These girls couldn't even sneak out to a boys house without getting busted, they ain't exactly Mensa candidates.
 
2013-09-20 02:17:30 PM
The parent is just as if not more childish than the daughter in this post.  I'm all for selling the tickets if the child did something wrong- but not blasting them in such a horrible fashion on the internet.  That comes across as petty and stupid.  I watched a father yesterday pull his 3 year old daughter (who wasn't listening to him immediately) and start scolding her in front of the other kids saying "We're never coming back here.  Take a look around you, it's the last time you'll ever see it!  Are you looking!?"  The girl was sobbing hysterically by that point.  Sick a**hole, she's 3.  That's how this parent is coming off, too.  Just sell them and save the sermon for the daughter.
 
2013-09-20 02:18:15 PM

Bruxellensis: Literally Addicted: Damn...it sounds like a good one and I can't open it from the office.  Any alternative loctions for TFA?

Here's the eBay listing


Thank you very much :)
 
2013-09-20 02:19:02 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: "I'm not your friend. I'm your MOTHER. And I am here to give you the boundaries that YOU NEED to become a functional responsible adult. You may hate me now..... But I don't care. Its my job to raise a responsible adult..not nuture bad habits in my teen age child"


You want to know how I know you're not American?


Also, don't be shocked when "you may hate me now" becomes "you may hate me forever" so parents might want to find a few boundaries for themselves.
 
2013-09-20 02:19:22 PM

I_Am_Weasel: Best way to teach your children is to act like one yourself, I suppose.


Surprisingly, yes.
Once you mimic their petty behavior, it's amazing how quick they "get it".

I had  a policy of  "response in kind" with my teenage niece that included ranting and temper tantrums in response to ranting and temper tantrums. Initially, the rest of the family took offense to me yelling back at her in kind. This included her mother yelling at me for me openly mocking her in public for going full scale drama queen.

However, within short order, I became the only member of the family she wouldn't try this crap on. She's now in her 20's now and still pulls it on her parents, but only if I'm not in the room. When I'm in the room, she acts like an adult.
 
2013-09-20 02:21:04 PM

tin_man: Reading that, whichever parent it may have been written by, it doesn't take long to figure out where the child's shiatty attitude comes from.


You're reading the tail end of an emotional transaction and projecting from there. Given that this was obviously borne of frustration and everyone agrees that it is a quality parenting move, it's actually far more likely that your assumption is in error. Assumption makes an ass out of you, as the old saying goes.
 
2013-09-20 02:21:45 PM

mike_d85: Super Chronic: For a while I tried to be all "stop liking things I don't like" with my daughter and One Direction, but that's a lost cause by now.  Now their images are all over her room, all five of 'em, Harry and Liam and Louis and Bobby and Skippy or whatever.

That's where you screwed up.  You should have started singing at her.

I know your initial instinct is to complain, and sometimes it's overwhelming to overcome.  When she argues and starts telling you why the band is awesome and that you don't get it, you can start agreeing.  Then become obsessed.  Wear the t-shirt when her freinds come over and make sure you get the new album in iTunes before she wakes up that day.  Hell, wake her up for breakfast blasting the new single in an iHome.

/I'm gonna be an awesome dad one day.


i2.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-09-20 02:23:15 PM
Hero tag is taking the week off.  First Dairy Queen guy now this.
 
2013-09-20 02:23:33 PM

Jill'sNipple: gonzoduke: The bidding is up to Au$16,300. Either the daughter and her friends are trolling the parents or thems some crazy O.D. fans

Classic revenge would be if the daughter bids it up, steals their debit card and uses it to make the transaction. If their paypal is linked to a credit card, that potentially could result in some hefty overdraft fees.


Paypal would notice that the seller and buyer are using the same account and stop the transaction, most likely.
 
2013-09-20 02:24:09 PM

Radak: Paper-Pusher: Ok- seriously, those are some expensive tickets.  I wonder how much profit the sale of the tickets is going to make the family.  The current value in USD is over $16k

You seem to be under the impression these are serious bids.  The listing makes it clear the kid's friends are always aware of mom's plan to sell off the tickets, so they're obviously just bidding up astronomically with no intention to pay, thus thwarting mom's effort to regain any money on the tickets.  No, mom's still not going to let the kid go to the show, but at least the kids will have the "victory" of preventing any monetary gain.

/mom's a loony biatch


Damn, I'm really not devious enough to have thought of that.  I tip my hat to you.
 
2013-09-20 02:24:13 PM
rka: So pull the tickets from the online auction and sell them to some co-worker for face value.

Well, yes, that's obviously the right thing to do, but I somehow doubt the up-bidding kids have really thought their whole plan through this well.

You seem to be under the impression that the parents can't outwit a bunch of stupid teenagers. These girls couldn't even sneak out to a boys house without getting busted, they ain't exactly Mensa candidates.

Also a true statement, but mom's eBay listing doesn't exactly portray her as a paragon of foresight and cleverness euther.
 
2013-09-20 02:24:15 PM

cgraves67: mike_d85: Super Chronic: For a while I tried to be all "stop liking things I don't like" with my daughter and One Direction, but that's a lost cause by now.  Now their images are all over her room, all five of 'em, Harry and Liam and Louis and Bobby and Skippy or whatever.

That's where you screwed up.  You should have started singing at her.

I know your initial instinct is to complain, and sometimes it's overwhelming to overcome.  When she argues and starts telling you why the band is awesome and that you don't get it, you can start agreeing.  Then become obsessed.  Wear the t-shirt when her freinds come over and make sure you get the new album in iTunes before she wakes up that day.  Hell, wake her up for breakfast blasting the new single in an iHome.

/I'm gonna be an awesome dad one day.

I'm in love with this idea. I'm going to steal it, and I'm not even going to give you credit.


You bastard.

I toned it down from a Robot Chicken I saw.  Dad was annoyed with anime and went full-on cosplay at the house.  At one point you hear dad and mom doing it and he makes her call him Goku.
 
2013-09-20 02:25:30 PM

Carousel Beast: tin_man: Reading that, whichever parent it may have been written by, it doesn't take long to figure out where the child's shiatty attitude comes from.

You're reading the tail end of an emotional transaction and projecting from there. Given that this was obviously borne of frustration and everyone agrees that it is a quality parenting move, it's actually far more likely that your assumption is in error. Assumption makes an ass out of you, as the old saying goes.


It was petty and vindictive. Had someone said those things out loud in public to her daughter, TLC would have given them a reality show by the end of the week. Don't apologize for this crazy woman. I was physically uncomfortable imagining the Carrie's mom it took to write that.
 
2013-09-20 02:27:08 PM

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: I was physically uncomfortable imagining...


i215.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-20 02:27:36 PM

Treygreen13: jigger: Up to $24,100.

Someone has no intention of paying that.

Yep. Presumably the kid (or one of her friends) is going to no-pay and leave the parents holding the tickets.


If the parents are smart, they will then burn the tickets in front of her.  That's the route I would have gone, skipping the whole ebay drama crap.
 
2013-09-20 02:29:37 PM

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Mom needs to get herself some psychiatric help.

I feel bad for any kid who has to live in an environment like that.


I'm happy we grew up poor.  Never had to worry about my parents buying my brothers and I nice things for our bdays.  I didn't start going to concerts 'til I had my own job to pay for the tix.
 
2013-09-20 02:29:38 PM
I like the cut of his jib.
 
2013-09-20 02:30:16 PM

DrHST: Saborlas: Bets on the alleged infraction not actually occurring?

I get the feeling you're on to something here.


I get the feeling that most farkers in this thread are just pissed about being cock-blocked.
 
2013-09-20 02:30:35 PM
I wonder two things:

1) How much older are we talking here?  15yo hanging with a 17 or 18yo is not as big a deal as say, a 40yo man
2) Why have none of the Farkers asked this same question?  (Shame on you)
 
rka
2013-09-20 02:31:17 PM

Radak: Also a true statement, but mom's eBay listing doesn't exactly portray her as a paragon of foresight and cleverness euther.


Reminds me of an old joke

Two guys are out in the woods when they come across an angry bear about to charge them.
One guy immediately takes off running but then notices that his friend has sat down, taken off his hiking boots and is putting on tennis shoes that he had in his pack.
The first guy goes "What are you doing you idiot, a bear can run 35 miles per hour for a mile or two. You can't beat the damn bear!"
The second guy finishes putting on his tennis shoes, gets up and starts running.
As he catches up to his friend he says "Don't have to outrun the bear, I just have to outrun you."

Mom doesn't have to be a paragon of anything. She just has to outwit a dumb teenager. The bar is low.
 
2013-09-20 02:31:49 PM

Treygreen13: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: I was physically uncomfortable imagining...


It was every late-twenties, early-thirties, self absorbed, insane woman I've ever known in text form. I could hear her screaming and stomping around in my mind. "Physically disgusted" would've probably been a better phrase though.
 
2013-09-20 02:32:41 PM

OgreMagi: If the parents are smart, they will then burn the tickets in front of her.  That's the route I would have gone, skipping the whole ebay drama crap.



Maybe she could use the money...
 
2013-09-20 02:32:42 PM

OgreMagi: Treygreen13: jigger: Up to $24,100.

Someone has no intention of paying that.

Yep. Presumably the kid (or one of her friends) is going to no-pay and leave the parents holding the tickets.

If the parents are smart, they will then burn the tickets in front of her.  That's the route I would have gone, skipping the whole ebay drama crap.


Looking at the listing, they have plenty of time to sell them and get some value back. It's only 6 days after the auction closes for the no-pay process to conclude. They can probably just drop them on a ticket re-selling website after this fraudulent auction finishes.
 
2013-09-20 02:33:45 PM

Lando Lincoln: This sounds like a good way to get attention to your sale of tickets.


Yeah, this is totally fake.
 
2013-09-20 02:35:13 PM

Literally Addicted: I wonder two things:

1) How much older are we talking here?  15yo hanging with a 17 or 18yo is not as big a deal as say, a 40yo man
2) Why have none of the Farkers asked this same question?  (Shame on you)


The sin wasn't that they were hanging out with older boys.  That's a moral failing on their part, but they'd be just as in the wrong if they hadn't hung out at some dude's house.

Their collective sin was lying to their parents about where they were going to be.
 
2013-09-20 02:35:46 PM

Dancin_In_Anson: tin_man: it doesn't take long to figure out where the child's shiatty attitude comes from.

Most teenage kids (and I'm going to assume these fine specimens are in the 13-14 year old range) have shiatty, self absorbed attitudes by default regardless of how good their parenting has been.

show me: I think the parent did the child a huge favor.

You and I both.


Wrong. The majority of teenage kids don't have shiatty, self-absorbed attitudes. In my experience the majority are decent, thoughtful people.
 
2013-09-20 02:35:50 PM

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Treygreen13: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: I was physically uncomfortable imagining...

It was every late-twenties, early-thirties, self absorbed, insane woman I've ever known in text form.


Oh, man. Those flappers and the Charleston -- those were the days.
 
2013-09-20 02:35:50 PM
I've never used ebay so can someone explain to me how people can bid up the price if they have no intention to pay? Doesn't the site have some way to prevent that cuz if I were to sell something and it gets bought by someone that has no intention of buying the item I'd be pissed and ebay would not get a repeat customer.
 
2013-09-20 02:37:45 PM

OgreMagi: Treygreen13: jigger: Up to $24,100.

Someone has no intention of paying that.

Yep. Presumably the kid (or one of her friends) is going to no-pay and leave the parents holding the tickets.

If the parents are smart, they will then burn the tickets in front of her.  That's the route I would have gone, skipping the whole ebay drama crap.



yes, but then they'd go on a mis-adventure involving a radio contest, mushrooms, that boarding school you sent her to, disco hitchhikers, stray dogs, car thieves, bullies, a protest, bullies, and then your kid will tell everyone that they had sex in a church confessional booth.

And make it to the concert.
 
2013-09-20 02:38:05 PM

frenchcheesemuseum: The only think I think went over the line was the comment about the "fatherless" girls.  The b*tch implied that single mothers are "trollops."

Well f*ck her.

F*ck her in her f*cking f*ckface.


I think the mother's admission that she, too, was once a teen trollop, gets her an exemption.  She was just lucky enough to bang a guy willing to stay with her.
 
2013-09-20 02:39:05 PM

Literally Addicted: I wonder two things:

1) How much older are we talking here?  15yo hanging with a 17 or 18yo is not as big a deal as say, a 40yo man
2) Why have none of the Farkers asked this same question?  (Shame on you)


#1 is still creepy as shiat.
 
2013-09-20 02:39:37 PM
In my very limited experience mother/daughter can be pure insanity. When my sister hit her teen years she went through various phases that drove my mother absolutely batshiat crazy. They fought like cats and... meaner cats. My sister eventually calmed down and likewise my mother and of course now we all get along amazingly. Me and my dad kept our heads down and hid for a few years. They both acted ridiculously. I blame hormones.

Of course, my mother probably would never have intarweb-shamed my sister but we didn't have the intarweb back then so we'll never know. :)
 
2013-09-20 02:39:43 PM
Mom:  "So! You and your friends thought it would be funny to bid up the price?!  You know what? I give up. Fine, you can have the tickets back."

Daughter: "Really?! :-) :-)"

Mom: "LOL, no!" *burns tickets*
 
2013-09-20 02:40:44 PM

dahmers love zombie: And Sprint Family Locator is a great, great tool. Even if I only ended up ever using it to find lost/stolen phones. The knowledge that I had it was enough to keep 'em where they were supposed to be.


Or you could, you know, not give them cell phones and not allow them to use Facebook at all.
 
2013-09-20 02:41:23 PM

noitsnot: Yes - thirteen year olds have extra phones and cloned SIM cards. Seems totally plausible.


I don't know about cloned SIM cards, but yeah, extra phones? Believe it. I had a class a few years ago (very _very_ entitled bunch) where that was a problem. They'd bring decoys (sometimes broken) for teachers to confiscate if they're caught. Had one kid who handed me a blue phone when I'd seen him hide a red one. Confiscated them both.
 
2013-09-20 02:41:58 PM

Honest Bender: Mom:  "So! You and your friends thought it would be funny to bid up the price?!  You know what? I give up. Fine, you can have the tickets back."

Daughter: "Really?! :-) :-)"

Mom: "LOL, no!" *burns tickets*


I'd add, "and you are grounded until you pay me the bid price."  Which will never happen.  Which means grounded for life.

/2 to 4 weeks is the standard "grounded for life time frame.
 
2013-09-20 02:42:21 PM

ddam: I've never used ebay so can someone explain to me how people can bid up the price if they have no intention to pay? Doesn't the site have some way to prevent that cuz if I were to sell something and it gets bought by someone that has no intention of buying the item I'd be pissed and ebay would not get a repeat customer.


eBay: "If you have excessive unpaid items on your account, we may limit or end your ability to buy."

Also, when you create an auction as a seller, you have the option to block bidders who "Have unpaid items recorded on their account "
 
2013-09-20 02:42:53 PM

dahmers love zombie: My kid tried something like that, I'd do the same goddamn thing.  I wouldn't have gotten all self-righteous in the description, but you can bet your bottom dollar that behavior like that would get the kid's ticket sold in a New York minute.  She'd also find out that her cell phone didn't work and that her Facebook password had been changed.

And Sprint Family Locator is a great, great tool.  Even if I only ended up ever using it to find lost/stolen phones.  The knowledge that I had it was enough to keep 'em where they were supposed to be.


Well most have a problem with the self-righteousness not the punishment, so no you aren't doing the same thing at all.
 
2013-09-20 02:44:23 PM

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: It was petty and vindictive. Had someone said those things out loud in public to her daughter, TLC would have given them a reality show by the end of the week. Don't apologize for this crazy woman. I was physically uncomfortable imagining the Carrie's mom it took to write that.


Hey, now, Carrie's mom has got it going on.
 
2013-09-20 02:45:41 PM
the mom sounds like an immature child.
 
2013-09-20 02:46:39 PM

Jument: In my very limited experience mother/daughter can be pure insanity. When my sister hit her teen years she went through various phases that drove my mother absolutely batshiat crazy. They fought like cats and... meaner cats. My sister eventually calmed down and likewise my mother and of course now we all get along amazingly. Me and my dad kept our heads down and hid for a few years. They both acted ridiculously. I blame hormones.

Of course, my mother probably would never have intarweb-shamed my sister but we didn't have the intarweb back then so we'll never know. :)


My dad, brother, and I would routinely hunker down in the basement or go to Fry's or something for the better part of the afternoon. On more than one occasion we went inside after "shopping" for an hour or so only to pile back in the car because my mom and sister were still fighting.

/good times
//not so much
 
2013-09-20 02:46:49 PM

Literally Addicted: Damn...it sounds like a good one and I can't open it from the office.  Any alternative loctions for TFA?


this site usually works for me .. http://hidemyass.com/
 
2013-09-20 02:46:50 PM
Mother calls the daughter's friends parents sluts.  Classy.

I'm sure that this will turn the kid into an obedient, church-going teen with straight A's
 
2013-09-20 02:48:36 PM

Hand Banana: Meanwhile I'm sitting here wondering who or what the fark One Direction is.


They're a band of Biebers.  If that helps at all.
 
2013-09-20 02:49:12 PM
Makes me glad I have 2 sons. 22 and 16, No ghey here. Younger one bought GTA V yesterday. Feeding his hooker assault habit.
 
2013-09-20 02:49:16 PM
Totally fake. Nobody sincerely uses the word trollop
 
2013-09-20 02:49:48 PM
$24,100.00 (+$5 POSTAGE lol)
Me thinks the mommy gonna file a non-paying bidder claim... then biatch at them, and ebay, too.
 
2013-09-20 02:50:26 PM

Polish Hussar: Hand Banana: Meanwhile I'm sitting here wondering who or what the fark One Direction is.

They're like The Backstreet Boys/*NSYNC, but less talented and with worse songs


is that possible?
 
2013-09-20 02:51:03 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-09-20 02:51:41 PM

timswar: Totally fake. Nobody sincerely uses the word trollop


Maybe she's taking it back.
 
2013-09-20 02:53:46 PM

Millennium: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: It was petty and vindictive. Had someone said those things out loud in public to her daughter, TLC would have given them a reality show by the end of the week. Don't apologize for this crazy woman. I was physically uncomfortable imagining the Carrie's mom it took to write that.

Hey, now, Carrie's mom has got it going on.


She's got them dirty pillows.
 
2013-09-20 02:54:34 PM
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2013-09-20 02:54:51 PM

jaytkay: ddam: I've never used ebay so can someone explain to me how people can bid up the price if they have no intention to pay? Doesn't the site have some way to prevent that cuz if I were to sell something and it gets bought by someone that has no intention of buying the item I'd be pissed and ebay would not get a repeat customer.

eBay: "If you have excessive unpaid items on your account, we may limit or end your ability to buy."

Also, when you create an auction as a seller, you have the option to block bidders who "Have unpaid items recorded on their account "


You can also offer it to second place bid , third and whatnot place bidders.

If I was her, I would cancel the auction, put the tickets back up at face value with buy it now only.
 
2013-09-20 02:56:13 PM

Saborlas: Bets on the alleged infraction not actually occurring?


^^^

Seriously, this doesn't sound like a real person. It sounds like Reality TV fan fiction.
 
2013-09-20 02:56:26 PM

SlothB77: Polish Hussar: Hand Banana: Meanwhile I'm sitting here wondering who or what the fark One Direction is.

They're like The Backstreet Boys/*NSYNC, but less talented and with worse songs

is that possible?


To be fair, I think they're actually a notch better than the BackN'StreetSyncBoys.  A little more rock-pop, a little less contrived R&B/choreography and fake personalities, from what I gather.  Not my cup of tea, but kind of harmless.
 
2013-09-20 02:58:51 PM

Hand Banana: Meanwhile I'm sitting here wondering who or what the fark One Direction is.


I thought it was an anti-anal sex group, like million moms.

/Exit only; one direction
 
2013-09-20 03:00:15 PM

Publikwerks: jaytkay: ddam: I've never used ebay so can someone explain to me how people can bid up the price if they have no intention to pay? Doesn't the site have some way to prevent that cuz if I were to sell something and it gets bought by someone that has no intention of buying the item I'd be pissed and ebay would not get a repeat customer.

eBay: "If you have excessive unpaid items on your account, we may limit or end your ability to buy."

Also, when you create an auction as a seller, you have the option to block bidders who "Have unpaid items recorded on their account "

You can also offer it to second place bid , third and whatnot place bidders.

If I was her, I would cancel the auction, put the tickets back up at face value with buy it now only.


fark that noise. Just stick it on stubhub marked up to whatever similar seats are going for. Ebay is a waste of time if you are using the buy it now option.
 
2013-09-20 03:00:33 PM

space1999: dahmers love zombie: And Sprint Family Locator is a great, great tool. Even if I only ended up ever using it to find lost/stolen phones. The knowledge that I had it was enough to keep 'em where they were supposed to be.

Or you could, you know, not give them cell phones and not allow them to use Facebook at all.


By highschool that's about like sending your kids to school in a spongebob t-shirt.  The people I work with are APPALLED that their child isn't allowed to have a cell phone on campus.  What if they need to talk to them?  What if they forgot their kid didn't have basketball on tuesday and accidentally left them?  What if one of their freinds invites them over and they can't check first?  What if something HAPPENED and they COULDN'T CALL?!? WON'T SOMEONE THINK OF THE CHILDREN?!?! WON'T SOMEONE THINK OF THE CHILDREN?!?!?!?
 
2013-09-20 03:03:11 PM

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Holy crap!  Yep, whole office is looking at me.  Nice find.
 
PJ-
2013-09-20 03:04:14 PM

Fear the Clam: Hand Banana: Meanwhile I'm sitting here wondering who or what the fark One Direction is.

I thought it was an anti-anal sex group, like million moms.

/Exit only; one direction


I remember a buddy of mine thought that if he ever went to jail, he would need to have a tattoo above his ass saying 'exit only'.  That's when I explained to him that some big guy named Bubba is going to walk behind you and scream 'fark THE POLICE' and then fark him in the ass.  He thought it wasn't such a great idea afterwards.
 
2013-09-20 03:05:53 PM
I was all ready to cheer for the parents.

But then I started reading...  It looked like it was written by a spiteful, and biatchy, child.

She would have made more of a point if she would have actually posted something civil.  Instead, she's teaching her child that angry rage and public shaming are how you handle disobedience.

If the daughter does change her ways it will be because she is afraid of what Mom will do, not because it's a better way to live; she won't always be afraid.

Praise in public reprimand in private.
 
2013-09-20 03:06:05 PM

OgreMagi: Treygreen13: jigger: Up to $24,100.

Someone has no intention of paying that.

Yep. Presumably the kid (or one of her friends) is going to no-pay and leave the parents holding the tickets.

If the parents are smart, they will then burn the tickets in front of her.  That's the route I would have gone, skipping the whole ebay drama crap.


Well aren't you just another drama queen ... how cute.
 
2013-09-20 03:06:46 PM

Infernalist: Their collective sin was lying to their parents about where they were going to be.


Well shame on the parents for thinking their teenage daughter will be where she says she'll be.  That's just crazy.

If I had a nickel for every time I was where I said I'd be to my folks between 14-16, I'd owe money.

That said, I was usually at my best friend's house; her parents were never home.
 
2013-09-20 03:07:03 PM

blatz514: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Mom needs to get herself some psychiatric help.

I feel bad for any kid who has to live in an environment like that.

I'm happy we grew up poor.  Never had to worry about my parents buying my brothers and I nice things for our bdays.  I didn't start going to concerts 'til I had my own job to pay for the tix.


Yeah, me too.  The first concert I went to was Iron Maiden (1987 or so).  The ticket was $17.
In fact, I went to a lot of shows, and never worried much about ticket costs.  I never even bought tickets in advance.  I would just show up and buy them.

Boy, those were the good old days.  Nowadays you can't see Willy Nelson for under $100 per ticket in a small theater in NJ.
 
2013-09-20 03:07:35 PM

NightSteel: Oh, okay, AUS.. wonder if it's any different there?

Also, looked at the auction.. $12K (AUS) for 4 concert tickets that don't seem to be particularly prime seats? Right now, AUS $ are worth slightly more than US $. I'm betting the kiddies are bidding up the auction to ensure the tickets don't sell in time.


Pretty sure that's wrong.
 
2013-09-20 03:12:04 PM

Super Chronic: SlothB77: Polish Hussar: Hand Banana: Meanwhile I'm sitting here wondering who or what the fark One Direction is.

They're like The Backstreet Boys/*NSYNC, but less talented and with worse songs

is that possible?

To be fair, I think they're actually a notch better than the BackN'StreetSyncBoys.  A little more rock-pop, a little less contrived R&B/choreography and fake personalities, from what I gather.  Not my cup of tea, but kind of harmless.


ask cardiff...  posted the link in a different thread as well, but one of my new favorite *gigglesnort* terms makes its debut here...
 
2013-09-20 03:12:49 PM

durbnpoisn: blatz514: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Mom needs to get herself some psychiatric help.

I feel bad for any kid who has to live in an environment like that.

I'm happy we grew up poor.  Never had to worry about my parents buying my brothers and I nice things for our bdays.  I didn't start going to concerts 'til I had my own job to pay for the tix.

Yeah, me too.  The first concert I went to was Iron Maiden (1987 or so).  The ticket was $17.
In fact, I went to a lot of shows, and never worried much about ticket costs.  I never even bought tickets in advance.  I would just show up and buy them.

Boy, those were the good old days.  Nowadays you can't see Willy Nelson for under $100 per ticket in a small theater in NJ.


Maiden for $17!?  Saw them last 4th of July at Summerfest.  I think we paid $35 for decent seats.  Not too shabby for today's prices.
 
2013-09-20 03:14:00 PM
yeah... bettin daughters friends are jackin the bids. thats pretty redonculous
 
PJ-
2013-09-20 03:15:44 PM

Infernalist: Their collective sin was lying to their parents about where they were going to be.


I thought their collective sin was to be dumb enough to be caught doing something like this.  When I was growing up, I didn't think of punishment as something that was the result of me doing something bad, it was punishment because I was dumb enough to be caught.  So when I was going to do bad stuff, I always put a lot of though in how I would get out of things, more often than not, I would face punishment not because someone caught me doing something bad, but because the other kids would rat me out.
 
2013-09-20 03:17:11 PM

cynicalminion: Super Chronic: SlothB77: Polish Hussar: Hand Banana: Meanwhile I'm sitting here wondering who or what the fark One Direction is.

They're like The Backstreet Boys/*NSYNC, but less talented and with worse songs

is that possible?

To be fair, I think they're actually a notch better than the BackN'StreetSyncBoys.  A little more rock-pop, a little less contrived R&B/choreography and fake personalities, from what I gather.  Not my cup of tea, but kind of harmless.

ask cardiff...  posted the link in a different thread as well, but one of my new favorite *gigglesnort* terms makes its debut here...


What - "Disposable Income"?   That seems fairly mundane.
 
2013-09-20 03:17:47 PM

Snarfangel: timswar: Totally fake. Nobody sincerely uses the word trollop

Maybe she's taking it back.


Lately, I've been going with "jezebel". It rolls off the tongue and it has an old-school sting to it.
 
2013-09-20 03:18:20 PM

OgreMagi: theknuckler_33: My daughter turns 11 tomorrow. So far, so good, but I'm prepared for the forthcoming 6 or so years of hell.

As someone who has already gone through what you are soon going to experience, I highly recommend you start the heavy drinking now.  You need the head start.


Start preparing for the time when your "friends" start telling you they have a countdown timer for when she turns 18, or just start hanging around a lot.  Usually about 4-5 years from now.
 
2013-09-20 03:20:26 PM

SuperNinjaToad: Smelly Pirate Hooker: SuperNinjaToad: dahmers love zombie: My kid tried something like that, I'd do the same goddamn thing.  I wouldn't have gotten all self-righteous in the description, but you can bet your bottom dollar that behavior like that would get the kid's ticket sold in a New York minute.  She'd also find out that her cell phone didn't work and that her Facebook password had been changed.

And Sprint Family Locator is a great, great tool.  Even if I only ended up ever using it to find lost/stolen phones.  The knowledge that I had it was enough to keep 'em where they were supposed to be.

hate to break it to ya pops but odds are your kid is smarter than you or at least more tech savvy.. probably has duplicate or clone FB accounts only her friends know about and her friends probably extra phone that she'll borrow and clone the SIM card etc,

Smarter? Doubtful. More tech savvy? Right. The tech savvyness of most teenagers is confined to pushing the "Send" button.

The tech they're using wasn't created by teenagers. It was created by adults in their 30s and 40s, mostly.

except you forgot the hive mind. one on one sure an adult probably wins but we're talking one parent against the combined efforts of large group of individuals. You think they don't share ideas, strategies, brainstormed, plot against parents etc? it only takes one person in the large group to be smarter or more savvy than you... doesn't have to be your own kid.
Also I'm not talking 12 or 13 but more like 16 or 17 yr olds BTW...


Are you saying that teenagers are like Geth? Take 'em down with the sniper rifle at long range. But save Legion for ME3.
 
2013-09-20 03:24:22 PM

mike_d85: OgreMagi: Treygreen13: jigger: Up to $24,100.

Someone has no intention of paying that.

Yep. Presumably the kid (or one of her friends) is going to no-pay and leave the parents holding the tickets.

If the parents are smart, they will then burn the tickets in front of her.  That's the route I would have gone, skipping the whole ebay drama crap.


yes, but then they'd go on a mis-adventure involving a radio contest, mushrooms, that boarding school you sent her to, disco hitchhikers, stray dogs, car thieves, bullies, a protest, bullies, and then your kid will tell everyone that they had sex in a church confessional booth.

And make it to the concert.


Disco hitchhikers? You should copyright that whole story now and sell it when the time's right.
 
2013-09-20 03:26:21 PM

jigger: Sin_City_Superhero: "I'm not your friend. I'm your MOTHER. And I am here to give you the boundaries that YOU NEED to become a functional responsible adult. You may hate me now..... But I don't care. Its my job to raise a responsible adult..not nuture bad habits in my teen age child"


You want to know how I know you're not American?

Also, don't be shocked when "you may hate me now" becomes "you may hate me forever" so parents might want to find a few boundaries for themselves.


remember parents; those little "rebels" will be the ones deciding what home to put you in when you get old.
 
2013-09-20 03:28:09 PM

davidab: OgreMagi: theknuckler_33: My daughter turns 11 tomorrow. So far, so good, but I'm prepared for the forthcoming 6 or so years of hell.

As someone who has already gone through what you are soon going to experience, I highly recommend you start the heavy drinking now.  You need the head start.

Start preparing for the time when your "friends" start telling you they have a countdown timer for when she turns 18, or just start hanging around a lot.  Usually about 4-5 years from now.


who in the HELL are you hanging out with?

/Also, your daughter sounds hot.
 
2013-09-20 03:31:48 PM

NightSteel: Oh, okay, AUS.. wonder if it's any different there?

Also, looked at the auction.. $12K (AUS) for 4 concert tickets that don't seem to be particularly prime seats? Right now, AUS $ are worth slightly more than US $. I'm betting the kiddies are bidding up the auction to ensure the tickets don't sell in time.


Slightly less - about 93 US cents to 1 Aus dollar.

I think they are requiring ID to buy tickets down here as well now. At leadt that's whst I read on the news paper a few months back.
 
2013-09-20 03:34:00 PM
Has anyone mentioned blogger Matt Howard is an idiot yet?
 
2013-09-20 03:34:14 PM

Hand Banana: Meanwhile I'm sitting here wondering who or what the fark One Direction is.


It's the collective term for several Biebers.
 
2013-09-20 03:36:09 PM

bborchar: The parent is just as if not more childish than the daughter in this post.  I'm all for selling the tickets if the child did something wrong- but not blasting them in such a horrible fashion on the internet.  That comes across as petty and stupid.  I watched a father yesterday pull his 3 year old daughter (who wasn't listening to him immediately) and start scolding her in front of the other kids saying "We're never coming back here.  Take a look around you, it's the last time you'll ever see it!  Are you looking!?"  The girl was sobbing hysterically by that point.  Sick a**hole, she's 3.  That's how this parent is coming off, too.  Just sell them and save the sermon for the daughter.


as a father with a 4 year old, I'm gonna assume you don't have kids or they are out of control

1. by the age of 3 they know how to pretend they don't hear you
2. hysterical crying is the only crying a 3 year old does, being told they can't have 3 cookies only 2 will result in hysterical crying
3. going nuclear is sometimes the only way to get through to them that they do have to listen to dad, especially,
4. if some sanctimonious ass is there condemning the parent, even with only facial expressions, it is enough to empower a 3 year old into thinking they have leverage in the situation and will attempt to use #2 to get their way.

parents who establish a high standard for behaviour consistently get children that meet those standards, parents that let their kids get away with being little shiats because they are only 3, 4, 5 or whatever age result in children that cannot function properly in society.

I've done exactly what you described, once, and ever since if he started to get out of control all I have to do is make eye contact with him and in a lowered voice ask him " do you remember last time you tried this" and remarkably he stops acting out. Imagine that.

He is so well behaved generally that we get complements everywhere we go. He's that well behaved because he knows exactly what his limits are and what is expected of him. He knows that crossing us will get a response he does not like.

a 3 year old can be expected to stop and look at a parent when called, can be expected to use please, thank you and not have an explosive melt down when they don't get their way, as long as the parents are consistent and don't waver from their expectations. Assuming there is no other underlying conditions.

Yeah, you will have to haul them out of places, and you will have to send them to bed, take away dessert, etc when you say you will. This is what used to be called parenting.

Apparently, modern parenting now consists of neglecting your child's development towards being a functional member of society in favour of making excuses for their acting like wild animals because they're only ____ years old.

Why do you think it's socially responsible to allow a 3 year old child to behave in a manner less socially acceptable than a 1 year old dog.
 
2013-09-20 03:36:56 PM

Publikwerks: jaytkay: ddam: I've never used ebay so can someone explain to me how people can bid up the price if they have no intention to pay? Doesn't the site have some way to prevent that cuz if I were to sell something and it gets bought by someone that has no intention of buying the item I'd be pissed and ebay would not get a repeat customer.

eBay: "If you have excessive unpaid items on your account, we may limit or end your ability to buy."

Also, when you create an auction as a seller, you have the option to block bidders who "Have unpaid items recorded on their account "

You can also offer it to second place bid , third and whatnot place bidders.

If I was her, I would cancel the auction, put the tickets back up at face value with buy it now only.


if the kids are bidding 20,000 what makes you think they wont click the Buy It Now?
 
2013-09-20 03:46:54 PM

C_Canuk: parents who establish a high standard for behaviour consistently get children that meet those standards, parents that let their kids get away with being little shiats because they are only 3, 4, 5 or whatever age result in children that cannot function properly in society.


That's where my ex failed.  Her daughter would throw fits and my ex did the "I'll just ignore it and she'll stop" route.  Except sometimes she would give in to the fit.  The child learned that throwing a fit sometimes worked and there was NEVER any downside to trying.

When I tried that when I was a kid, my dad would give a warning.  If I continued to throw a fit there would be consequences.  I learned fairly early on that throwing a fit would most definitely not get me what I wanted but would result in something unpleasant (like being grounded or losing tv privileges, he wasn't an abusive parent).
 
2013-09-20 03:47:47 PM
after hearing about some of the shiat that my wife put her father thru when she was a teen, I recently walked up to that man and hugged him and apologized for all the shiat she did.

and you can tell in this thread who is young, dumb, and who doesn't have any kids.
 
PJ-
2013-09-20 03:53:00 PM

C_Canuk: bborchar: The parent is just as if not more childish than the daughter in this post.  I'm all for selling the tickets if the child did something wrong- but not blasting them in such a horrible fashion on the internet.  That comes across as petty and stupid.  I watched a father yesterday pull his 3 year old daughter (who wasn't listening to him immediately) and start scolding her in front of the other kids saying "We're never coming back here.  Take a look around you, it's the last time you'll ever see it!  Are you looking!?"  The girl was sobbing hysterically by that point.  Sick a**hole, she's 3.  That's how this parent is coming off, too.  Just sell them and save the sermon for the daughter.

as a father with a 4 year old, I'm gonna assume you don't have kids or they are out of control

1. by the age of 3 they know how to pretend they don't hear you
2. hysterical crying is the only crying a 3 year old does, being told they can't have 3 cookies only 2 will result in hysterical crying
3. going nuclear is sometimes the only way to get through to them that they do have to listen to dad, especially,
4. if some sanctimonious ass is there condemning the parent, even with only facial expressions, it is enough to empower a 3 year old into thinking they have leverage in the situation and will attempt to use #2 to get their way.

parents who establish a high standard for behaviour consistently get children that meet those standards, parents that let their kids get away with being little shiats because they are only 3, 4, 5 or whatever age result in children that cannot function properly in society.

I've done exactly what you described, once, and ever since if he started to get out of control all I have to do is make eye contact with him and in a lowered voice ask him " do you remember last time you tried this" and remarkably he stops acting out. Imagine that.

He is so well behaved generally that we get complements everywhere we go. He's that well behaved because he knows e ...


Buddy of mine is guilty of this, through and through.  His kid is 5 now, still cries hysterically when you say things like 'no, you don't get dessert after dinner because you didn't listen to me during dinner', which she knows will lead to her eventually getting said cookies.  She steals now, even tried to steal my work laptop, and he didn't even apologize for it, he just chalked it up to 'she's 5, she just doesn't know any better'.  I had enough at that point and snapped back quickly 'she doesn't know any better because you don't teach her any better.  your kid is going into grade one, and she doesn't have any idea in how to read, she doesn't listen to anybody what so ever, and whenever there is a situation where she loses a toy, or not get dessert, or whatever else form of punishment, she turns on the tears, and you give her anything you want'.  I don't think he appreciated that, we haven't talked much since then.
 
2013-09-20 03:55:45 PM

davidab: OgreMagi: theknuckler_33: My daughter turns 11 tomorrow. So far, so good, but I'm prepared for the forthcoming 6 or so years of hell.

As someone who has already gone through what you are soon going to experience, I highly recommend you start the heavy drinking now.  You need the head start.

Start preparing for the time when your "friends" start telling you they have a countdown timer for when she turns 18, or just start hanging around a lot.  Usually about 4-5 years from now.


1) That's not going to happen
2) Even if it does, the first one that says something like that is getting knocked the fark out
3) You got some creepy-ass friends

/waits for it...
 
2013-09-20 03:59:39 PM

frenchcheesemuseum: The only think I think went over the line was the comment about the "fatherless" girls.  The b*tch implied that single mothers are "trollops."

Well f*ck her.

F*ck her in her f*cking f*ckface.


you sound like a trollop
 
2013-09-20 04:06:02 PM

ThatDarkFellow: frenchcheesemuseum: The only think I think went over the line was the comment about the "fatherless" girls.  The b*tch implied that single mothers are "trollops."

Well f*ck her.

F*ck her in her f*cking f*ckface.

you sound like a trollop


I am the trollopist trollop in all of trollopdom.
 
2013-09-20 04:07:27 PM
C_Canuk:
as a father with a 4 year old, I'm gonna assume you don't have kids or they are out of control....

blah blah blah


...Why do you think it's socially responsible to allow a 3 year old child to behave in a manner less socially acceptable than a 1 year old dog.

DING!  I want to say that you are an average person, for parenting the way you should; but alas - given the general public's idea of parenting, I must say you are a great person.
 
2013-09-20 04:16:03 PM

PJ-: .

I thought their collective sin was to be dumb enough to be caught doing something like this.  When I was growing up, I didn't think of punishment as something that was the result of me doing something bad, it was punishment because I was dumb enough to be caught.  So when I was going to do bad stuff, I always put a lot of though in how I would get out of things, more often than not, I would face punishment not because someone caught me doing something bad, but because the other kids would rat me out


I blame the schools for not teaching critical thinking skills anymore.
 
2013-09-20 04:18:00 PM

C_Canuk: bborchar: The parent is just as if not more childish than the daughter in this post.  I'm all for selling the tickets if the child did something wrong- but not blasting them in such a horrible fashion on the internet.  That comes across as petty and stupid.  I watched a father yesterday pull his 3 year old daughter (who wasn't listening to him immediately) and start scolding her in front of the other kids saying "We're never coming back here.  Take a look around you, it's the last time you'll ever see it!  Are you looking!?"  The girl was sobbing hysterically by that point.  Sick a**hole, she's 3.  That's how this parent is coming off, too.  Just sell them and save the sermon for the daughter.

as a father with a 4 year old, I'm gonna assume you don't have kids or they are out of control


While I generally agree with what you said, I don't think it is necessary to create a scene and my reading of the post you quoted makes it seem like the father, intentionally or not, humiliated the daughter in front of the other kids. While you need to get your point across and be stern and consistent, there's no need to do that. It is perfectly acceptable (and equally, if not more, effective) to take your child aside, away from everyone and give them a stern talking to about what you expect from them and what will happen if they do not do that. I have had to do this with my daughter when she was that age and instead of getting hysterical crying, I usually got a pouty look and some quiet tears for a few minutes, but generally she'd go right back to having a good time while behaving better. Eventually, giving her the hairy eyeballs and a muttered 'knock it off' through clenched teeth was enough for her to get in line. Anyway, maybe I read that post wrong and the father didn't make a scene, but if he did, then I agree with bborchar that that is pretty sick.
 
2013-09-20 04:22:57 PM
holy bleeding fark!  never used ebay for anything but it looks like they'll be up at least for the rest of the month, and they're almost at 25K?
 
2013-09-20 04:24:21 PM

kg2095: Hand Banana: Meanwhile I'm sitting here wondering who or what the fark One Direction is.

It's the collective term for several Biebers.


They're New Kids on the Block with autotune.
 
2013-09-20 04:24:22 PM

cynicalminion: holy bleeding fark!  never used ebay for anything but it looks like they'll be up at least for the rest of the month, and they're almost at 25K?


those are some pricey spunk trumpets...
 
2013-09-20 04:30:13 PM
SuperNinjaToad:

except you forgot the hive mind. one on one sure an adult probably wins but we're talking one parent against the combined efforts of large group of individuals. You think they don't share ideas, strategies, brainstormed, plot against parents etc? it only takes one person in the large group to be smarter or more savvy than you... doesn't have to be your own kid.
Also I'm not talking 12 or 13 but more like 16 or 17 yr olds BTW...


I figure most teenagers are about as smart as most adults, i.e., not very smart. The combined efforts of a large group of individuals is not that smart most of the time. Unfortunately influential, sure, as long as the influence doesn't require anybody to do anything very taxing.

Exhibit A: Congress
Exhibit B: the American voter
Exhibit C: the viewers of "reality" TV

If these girls were a group of teenage hackers, maybe you'd have a point. But they're not. They're apparently not very smart teenage girls.
 
2013-09-20 04:33:15 PM
I don't have spawn so I don't have to deal with this shiat.
 
2013-09-20 04:37:32 PM

SeedFreak: This reminds me of the douche who shot up his daughter's laptop and then gloriously stated his reasons in a video that went viral.

Teens love to push the envelope however being a complete lunatic about it does nothing but encourage your kids to leave home as fast as they can whether or not they are ready to go.


I'm not seeing the down side. Granted, the only way my mom could get my older sister out of the house was to move. I on the other hand couldn't wait to get the hell out of there.
 
2013-09-20 04:44:25 PM

SuperNinjaToad: dahmers love zombie: My kid tried something like that, I'd do the same goddamn thing.  I wouldn't have gotten all self-righteous in the description, but you can bet your bottom dollar that behavior like that would get the kid's ticket sold in a New York minute.  She'd also find out that her cell phone didn't work and that her Facebook password had been changed.

And Sprint Family Locator is a great, great tool.  Even if I only ended up ever using it to find lost/stolen phones.  The knowledge that I had it was enough to keep 'em where they were supposed to be.

hate to break it to ya pops but odds are your kid is smarter than you or at least more tech savvy.. probably has duplicate or clone FB accounts only her friends know about and her friends probably extra phone that she'll borrow and clone the SIM card etc,


Funny that you have such a perception of children.

I have many, and they are all 17 and up now.  Not one comes close to being savy about anything technical, even if I've tried many times to teach them.

Their friends... even those that are knowledgeable about computers do not hold a candle to my knowledge and experience.

I'm sure that some kids are better than others, but to think that kids are magically tech savy because they're always on Facebook and texting, same as senior citizens are now doing.

You've been watching too many movies.
 
2013-09-20 04:45:18 PM
As much as I like the "give to charity and make the kid hand it over" approach, though, my favorite story like this was the guy who secretly sold his kid's brand-new launch XBox 360 that he'd been going to get for Christmas... except for the box. The plan was to fill the box with coal, then wrap it up and put it under the tree.

This is not to say that I actually condone such a thing as a parenting technique: it's going overboard just to be cruel. I liken my reaction to watching Daffy Duck getting his beak shot off in a Looney Tunes short: if you think about it too hard it's actually pretty horrible, but damned if it's not hilarious.
 
2013-09-20 04:47:09 PM

SuperNinjaToad: hate to break it to ya pops but odds are your kid is smarter than you or at least more tech savvy.. probably has duplicate or clone FB accounts only her friends know about and her friends probably extra phone that she'll borrow and clone the SIM card etc,


More tech savvy? Maybe, though that is becoming rarer by the day.

Smarter, though? Not likely. Even the smart ones aren't a tenth as smart as they think they are. It's just about the only thing Twilight got right.
 
2013-09-20 04:49:32 PM

Yellow Beard: I think this is probably some really good viral marketing


My first thought as well; this is totally what I would do to really drive up the price of my scalped tickets.
 
2013-09-20 04:56:01 PM

frenchcheesemuseum: ThatDarkFellow: frenchcheesemuseum: The only think I think went over the line was the comment about the "fatherless" girls.  The b*tch implied that single mothers are "trollops."

Well f*ck her.

F*ck her in her f*cking f*ckface.

you sound like a trollop

I am the trollopist trollop in all of trollopdom.


I came!

I mean...I laughed. That was funny. Haha!!

/Sorry for creeping you out like that. Accident. Swear.
 
2013-09-20 04:57:13 PM

edmo: tin_man: Reading that, whichever parent it may have been written by, it doesn't take long to figure out where the child's shiatty attitude comes from.

Came here to  say this, very happy to see I'm not the only one that thinks so.


Problem is, unless you have kids yourself, you might not understand how at some point, you can end up very frustrated and not exactly do the best decision or express yourself in a completely mature way.

Yes, the mom wrote a somewhat childish rant, but I completely understand why.

And I agree with the part about her stating that kids always believe themselves so smart and doing stuff that their parents would never do or understand.

For some reason, many parents miss explaining that they were kids once too, and did similar things, and the child fails to understand that their parents were kids once too.

Every time I deal with my kids, I look back on myself, realize that I did things at their ages, and then respond in accordance to the level of stupidity the said action was at.

I also take in consideration the factors of why and what the action happened, their character, how they act towards it, etc.  how they handle their responsibility of this action, etc.

I did a bunch of things because I truly had no examples, no guidance, no clue, I could only do the best I could and learn as I went.

I did made sure that I spent a LOT of time talking to my kids so that they'd have all that I didn't.

Still they've screwed up on some things, and they have to deal with the consequences. They should know better, they were given all the "tools" to have a clue, always had someone to talk to.

But like children do, they ended up with "friends" that "knew" better and the stupid ended up being contagious...

So I don't know if there's any way of avoiding some part of this "stupid phase" from generation to generation, but I guess that it's part of the learning curve that people simply have to go through.

Sadly, some are over 30 and still in that phase. (heck some over 50)
 
2013-09-20 05:01:09 PM

imfallen_angel: hate to break it to ya pops but odds are your kid is smarter than you or at least more tech savvy.. probably has duplicate or clone FB accounts only her friends know about and her friends probably extra phone that she'll borrow and clone the SIM card etc,

Funny that you have such a perception of children.

I have many, and they are all 17 and up now.  Not one comes close to being savy about anything technical, even if I've tried many times to teach them.

Their friends... even those that are knowledgeable about computers do not hold a candle to my knowledge and experience.

I'm sure that some kids are better than others, but to think that kids are magically tech savy because they're always on Facebook and texting, same as senior citizens are now doing.

You've been watching too many movies.


Since computers got easier to use I've seen a noticable decline in tech savvyness.  I'm by no means a wizard with the stuff but growing up with computers in the 80s kind of forced me to learn some basic stuff and develop troubleshooting skills.  Worked a tech support gig for a video game company for a while and had to talk kids through some of the most basic things.

"Have you tried turning it off and on again?"
 
2013-09-20 05:10:08 PM

Dancin_In_Anson: Most teenage kids (and I'm going to assume these fine specimens are in the 13-14 year old range) have shiatty, self absorbed attitudes by default regardless of how good their parenting has been.
.

THIS x 100.  My nephew has this mass attitude like he's better than everyone else and my brother and SIL are good parents.  He's just a BRAT.
 
2013-09-20 05:18:37 PM
I swear, I have the only teenage daughter on the planet who hates One Direction and whatever a Beiber is.

I got her All Time Low tickets instead.

What the hell is an All Time Low?

My music taste runs hipster. Yes, you can hate on me. I'll use the new Arcade Fire single to drown you all out.

/Teenager loves skinny boys with tattoos and eyeliner and too tight jeans and eating disorders. Ugh.
 
2013-09-20 05:21:02 PM

Fuggin Bizzy: frenchcheesemuseum: ThatDarkFellow: frenchcheesemuseum: The only think I think went over the line was the comment about the "fatherless" girls.  The b*tch implied that single mothers are "trollops."

Well f*ck her.

F*ck her in her f*cking f*ckface.

you sound like a trollop

I am the trollopist trollop in all of trollopdom.

I came!

I mean...I laughed. That was funny. Haha!!

/Sorry for creeping you out like that. Accident. Swear.


I am unable to be creeped out.  Trust me.
 
2013-09-20 05:25:09 PM

durbnpoisn: I have a 12 year old daughter, and go figure...  She's a huge One Direction fan.  She's also a Dance Moms fan.  Given the choice, I'll take One Direction any day.


Hey now, what's wrong with Moms Dancing?
 
2013-09-20 05:44:58 PM
This One Direction must be really something cause I keep hearing about it , but I still don't know what it is .
 
2013-09-20 05:47:11 PM

RY28: This One Direction must be really something cause I keep hearing about it , but I still don't know what it is .


God you're so farking cool.
 
2013-09-20 05:49:27 PM

palais: I swear, I have the only teenage daughter on the planet who hates One Direction and whatever a Beiber is.

I got her All Time Low tickets instead.

What the hell is an All Time Low?

My music taste runs hipster. Yes, you can hate on me. I'll use the new Arcade Fire single to drown you all out.

/Teenager loves skinny boys with tattoos and eyeliner and too tight jeans and eating disorders. Ugh.


My daughter is going to an All Time Low concert this weekend!
 
2013-09-20 05:56:19 PM

theknuckler_33: C_Canuk: bborchar: The parent is just as if not more childish than the daughter in this post.  I'm all for selling the tickets if the child did something wrong- but not blasting them in such a horrible fashion on the internet.  That comes across as petty and stupid.  I watched a father yesterday pull his 3 year old daughter (who wasn't listening to him immediately) and start scolding her in front of the other kids saying "We're never coming back here.  Take a look around you, it's the last time you'll ever see it!  Are you looking!?"  The girl was sobbing hysterically by that point.  Sick a**hole, she's 3.  That's how this parent is coming off, too.  Just sell them and save the sermon for the daughter.

as a father with a 4 year old, I'm gonna assume you don't have kids or they are out of control

While I generally agree with what you said, I don't think it is necessary to create a scene and my reading of the post you quoted makes it seem like the father, intentionally or not, humiliated the daughter in front of the other kids. While you need to get your point across and be stern and consistent, there's no need to do that. It is perfectly acceptable (and equally, if not more, effective) to take your child aside, away from everyone and give them a stern talking to about what you expect from them and what will happen if they do not do that. I have had to do this with my daughter when she was that age and instead of getting hysterical crying, I usually got a pouty look and some quiet tears for a few minutes, but generally she'd go right back to having a good time while behaving better. Eventually, giving her the hairy eyeballs and a muttered 'knock it off' through clenched teeth was enough for her to get in line. Anyway, maybe I read that post wrong and the father didn't make a scene, but if he did, then I agree with bborchar that that is pretty sick.


 The father loudly announced to the child that she'd exceeded her limits with him for that day, to look around because she was never going to see it again.


You and bborchar think this is sick, because he publicly humiliated the 3 year old girl.

you can't humiliate a 3 year old, they are willing to scream hysterics in public to get what they want, the will deliberatly shiat and piss themselves if they are particularly devious.

They are not stupid, that's a mistake a lot of people make. "Look at that poor 3 year old, why is the father so mean to his kid, she doesn't know any better [because I think she's stupid]"

Mean while the kid is wearing troll face as they play your emotions like a fiddle, as you participate along with them in their humiliation of the father.

You don't know what happened before the father said "That IT!" you don't know if he's a dick or if the kid has been pushing her boundaries since 3 in the morning. All you see is father who snaps and a kid who goes into hysterics in public, then say "That man is sick, he humiliated that 3 year old"

If said 3 year old is humiliated they shouldn't disobey their parent. The idea that a child that will resort to making you chase them through a play structure, will unabashedly pick their nose and eat it at you, will deliberately crap themselves, and melt down in hysterics in public is humiliated by Dad saying, "look around, cause you're never coming here again." is a little ridiculous.

Kid wasn't in hysterics because she was humiliated, she was in hysterics because her bad behaviour she thought she could get away with in public, resulted in loosing something she wanted. Her bluff was called that her father's sense of dignity was stronger than his will to make sure she stayed within her boundaries.


Now, I'd also like to explore this idea that humiliation of people who step out of line with polite society is somehow sick.

Public shaming is what keeps people from being outright dicks to each other. It is largely the mortar that holds society together. Without it, real life would resemble 4 Chan.

Is that what you want?
 
2013-09-20 06:16:17 PM

theknuckler_33: Dancin_In_Anson: tin_man: it doesn't take long to figure out where the child's shiatty attitude comes from.

Most teenage kids (and I'm going to assume these fine specimens are in the 13-14 year old range) have shiatty, self absorbed attitudes by default regardless of how good their parenting has been.

My daughter turns 11 tomorrow. So far, so good, but I'm prepared for the forthcoming 6 or so years of hell.


Actually, it won't be as much hell as you think it is. This is the stage of life where kids can understand and even participate in rule-building. You need to be a bit flexible, too--for example, if you're calling them at school to check up on them, you're probably going overboard--but including them in the discussion  really helps.

/I speak from experience
//Children are as good or bad as their parents
///Puberty screws it up a little, but not as much as people think--it really boils down to if the parents are willing to be respectful of the children instead of dismissive. Treat them like adults and they will behave like adults.
 
2013-09-20 06:58:33 PM
Fuggin Bizzy:
This. If you want respect, you must give respect. Yes, this even means parents need to respect their children.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
No.
You act like a brat, you get treated like a brat.  You're a child, you have no rights, you deserve no respect.
You earn both through your behavior.  Period.
 
2013-09-20 07:46:59 PM

C_Canuk: Is that what you want?


If you don't think a 3 year old can feel humiliated by being yelled at by her parents in front of a group of people, you are an idiot. If you can't handle a 3 years old acting out in public without berating them so everyone around you can hear, the problem is not with a devious 3 year old, it is with a brain dead parent who has no idea how to handle a disruptive toddler.

I've had to gather up my kicking-and-screaming daughter on an occasion or two and get her out of whatever situation it was and none of those times required me to loudly berate her in front of strangers. She got the discipline she needed in private.

And, if you think 'public shaming' is such a good idea, you strike me as the kind of person who thinks certain behavior should kept... you know... in the closet.

I agreed with you, at first, almost entirely except for overt public displays of discipline. You can accomplish EVERYTHING you think is important while being a lot more discreet. And you posted THAT response?  You're a farking idiot.
 
2013-09-20 07:50:02 PM
i248.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-20 07:57:19 PM

PsiChick: theknuckler_33: Dancin_In_Anson: tin_man: it doesn't take long to figure out where the child's shiatty attitude comes from.

Most teenage kids (and I'm going to assume these fine specimens are in the 13-14 year old range) have shiatty, self absorbed attitudes by default regardless of how good their parenting has been.

My daughter turns 11 tomorrow. So far, so good, but I'm prepared for the forthcoming 6 or so years of hell.

Actually, it won't be as much hell as you think it is. This is the stage of life where kids can understand and even participate in rule-building. You need to be a bit flexible, too--for example, if you're calling them at school to check up on them, you're probably going overboard--but including them in the discussion  really helps.

/I speak from experience
//Children are as good or bad as their parents
///Puberty screws it up a little, but not as much as people think--it really boils down to if the parents are willing to be respectful of the children instead of dismissive. Treat them like adults and they will behave like adults.


I really hope you are right. I am by no means a helicopter parent and the idea of calling my kid at school seem preposterous. I already try very hard to explain why I (and her mother) do what we do and have had fair results.  It is difficult to want to confirm something she tells us without her thinking that we think she is lying. That was our latest problem. Homework book came home with an assignment, but the assignment wasn't in the homework folder. Daughter tells us teacher retracted the assignment. We just wanted to write a note to the teacher about it and she was very upset that we didn't trust her.  That took a lot of explaining.
 
2013-09-20 08:02:52 PM

theknuckler_33: PsiChick: theknuckler_33: Dancin_In_Anson: tin_man: it doesn't take long to figure out where the child's shiatty attitude comes from.

Most teenage kids (and I'm going to assume these fine specimens are in the 13-14 year old range) have shiatty, self absorbed attitudes by default regardless of how good their parenting has been.

My daughter turns 11 tomorrow. So far, so good, but I'm prepared for the forthcoming 6 or so years of hell.

Actually, it won't be as much hell as you think it is. This is the stage of life where kids can understand and even participate in rule-building. You need to be a bit flexible, too--for example, if you're calling them at school to check up on them, you're probably going overboard--but including them in the discussion  really helps.

/I speak from experience
//Children are as good or bad as their parents
///Puberty screws it up a little, but not as much as people think--it really boils down to if the parents are willing to be respectful of the children instead of dismissive. Treat them like adults and they will behave like adults.

I really hope you are right. I am by no means a helicopter parent and the idea of calling my kid at school seem preposterous. I already try very hard to explain why I (and her mother) do what we do and have had fair results.  It is difficult to want to confirm something she tells us without her thinking that we think she is lying. That was our latest problem. Homework book came home with an assignment, but the assignment wasn't in the homework folder. Daughter tells us teacher retracted the assignment. We just wanted to write a note to the teacher about it and she was very upset that we didn't trust her.  That took a lot of explaining.


Hopefully you guys can get a good solution. :)
 
2013-09-20 08:07:42 PM
This is up to 32000 AUD!!!! That's over US$30K!! Still 4 auction days to go! I wonder if the bidder will pay up.
 
2013-09-20 08:23:24 PM

PsiChick: Hopefully you guys can get a good solution. :)


It worked out pretty well. I told her, truthfully, that if the teacher is going to write an assignment on the board and then later retract the assignment, he should do something a bit more formal than just tell the kids to forget about it. Yes, I did want to confirm what my daughter told me, but not so much because I didn't trust her, but because I just want to make sure teacher, student, and parent, are all on the same page. Since I'm not in the classroom, that's going to mean writing/speaking to the teacher directly on a regular basis.  I think my daughter understood.
 
2013-09-20 08:27:30 PM

Carousel Beast: tin_man: Reading that, whichever parent it may have been written by, it doesn't take long to figure out where the child's shiatty attitude comes from.

You're reading the tail end of an emotional transaction and projecting from there. Given that this was obviously borne of frustration and everyone agrees that it is a quality parenting move, it's actually far more likely that your assumption is in error. Assumption makes an ass out of you, as the old saying goes.


Everyone is far from agreeing that this was quality parenting, and even if everyone did agree, the popular opinion would still be wrong. Firstly, you can almost hear the glee in this smug person's tone as you read that. Quality parents find no joy in having to take things away from their children due to behavioral issues. Secondly, quality parents don't reduce themselves to the maturity level of their children by directing profanity at them. If you have to resort to that, the battle is already lost. Lastly, all kids screw up and make mistakes, due to self absorption, ignorance, an over-inflated opinion of themselves, or any one of a hundred other reasons, many of which may have no nefarious genesis at all. A quality parent tries to help their children grow beyond a horrendously uncomfortable stage in human development with as little public attention as possible, so once they've grown beyond that stage the child can forget about all of the bullshiat they did when they were trying to figure everything out, because now that they've learned the lesson, what got them there has no value.

A shiatty parent makes it a public spectacle, and uses the opinions of others to shame and demean their child in order to feel superior. Carlin once said that if your kid needs a role model, and you aren't it, you're both screwed. He was talking about these people.
 
2013-09-20 10:22:55 PM

Sqrxz: This is up to 32000 AUD!!!! That's over US$30K!! Still 4 auction days to go! I wonder if the bidder will pay up.


well, only one way to be sure...  cry havoc and loose /b/ and TFD on it...
 
2013-09-20 10:39:15 PM
They ended it... wonder who did and why
 
2013-09-20 11:28:28 PM

theknuckler_33: C_Canuk: Is that what you want?

If you don't think a 3 year old can feel humiliated by being yelled at by her parents in front of a group of people, you are an idiot. If you can't handle a 3 years old acting out in public without berating them so everyone around you can hear, the problem is not with a devious 3 year old, it is with a brain dead parent who has no idea how to handle a disruptive toddler.

I've had to gather up my kicking-and-screaming daughter on an occasion or two and get her out of whatever situation it was and none of those times required me to loudly berate her in front of strangers. She got the discipline she needed in private.

And, if you think 'public shaming' is such a good idea, you strike me as the kind of person who thinks certain behavior should kept... you know... in the closet.

I agreed with you, at first, almost entirely except for overt public displays of discipline. You can accomplish EVERYTHING you think is important while being a lot more discreet. And you posted THAT response?  You're a farking idiot.


You call me "a farking idiot" because I don't think what the man supposedly said was all that humiliating compared to what kids do anyway, then in the next paragraph you claim you instead pick them up bodily and carry them out of a public place as if being manhandled and having your will thwarted by someone physically 2-10 times your size isn't a lot more humiliating than being told why they are leaving.

Then you make a slanderous assertion that I'm a bigot because I recognize the proven strength of the threat of public shaming. Keep in mind that bigots are largely seen on message boards where they can't be publicly shamed, understand that the true bigots are kept in check because society at large publicly shames those that dare expose their bigotry in front of an enlightened majority.

I'd like to point out, that you ignore my position that risk of humiliation is a check/balance that is effective and necessary for our society to flourish and is the only reason our society is not like a message board.

But go ahead and hide behind your anonymity and call me a farking idiot some more. Don't worry, no one can publicly shame you for acting like an immature child because you don't like my opinion.

Have a mature civil day.
 
2013-09-20 11:32:07 PM
pwnd
 
2013-09-20 11:48:50 PM

C_Canuk: theknuckler_33: C_Canuk: Is that what you want?

If you don't think a 3 year old can feel humiliated by being yelled at by her parents in front of a group of people, you are an idiot. If you can't handle a 3 years old acting out in public without berating them so everyone around you can hear, the problem is not with a devious 3 year old, it is with a brain dead parent who has no idea how to handle a disruptive toddler.

I've had to gather up my kicking-and-screaming daughter on an occasion or two and get her out of whatever situation it was and none of those times required me to loudly berate her in front of strangers. She got the discipline she needed in private.

And, if you think 'public shaming' is such a good idea, you strike me as the kind of person who thinks certain behavior should kept... you know... in the closet.

I agreed with you, at first, almost entirely except for overt public displays of discipline. You can accomplish EVERYTHING you think is important while being a lot more discreet. And you posted THAT response?  You're a farking idiot.

You call me "a farking idiot" because I don't think what the man supposedly said was all that humiliating compared to what kids do anyway, then in the next paragraph you claim you instead pick them up bodily and carry them out of a public place as if being manhandled and having your will thwarted by someone physically 2-10 times your size isn't a lot more humiliating than being told why they are leaving.


Lol. I get it now. You got me. Well done.

I didn't know trolls populated the main page.
 
2013-09-20 11:53:57 PM

noitsnot: SuperNinjaToad: dahmers love zombie: My kid tried something like that, I'd do the same goddamn thing.  I wouldn't have gotten all self-righteous in the description, but you can bet your bottom dollar that behavior like that would get the kid's ticket sold in a New York minute.  She'd also find out that her cell phone didn't work and that her Facebook password had been changed.

And Sprint Family Locator is a great, great tool.  Even if I only ended up ever using it to find lost/stolen phones.  The knowledge that I had it was enough to keep 'em where they were supposed to be.

hate to break it to ya pops but odds are your kid is smarter than you or at least more tech savvy.. probably has duplicate or clone FB accounts only her friends know about and her friends probably extra phone that she'll borrow and clone the SIM card etc,

Yes - thirteen year olds have extra phones and cloned SIM cards.  Seems totally plausible.


Call forwarding + a cheap prepaid phone would be easier and certainly within the abilities of a teenager to figure out. Leave the main phone where you want to appear to be (depending on the accuracy of the tracking software you could even wrap it in a plastic bag and hide it somewhere outside where you're supposed to be), then go about your business.
 
2013-09-21 12:51:06 AM

theknuckler_33: C_Canuk: theknuckler_33: C_Canuk: Is that what you want?

If you don't think a 3 year old can feel humiliated by being yelled at by her parents in front of a group of people, you are an idiot. If you can't handle a 3 years old acting out in public without berating them so everyone around you can hear, the problem is not with a devious 3 year old, it is with a brain dead parent who has no idea how to handle a disruptive toddler.

I've had to gather up my kicking-and-screaming daughter on an occasion or two and get her out of whatever situation it was and none of those times required me to loudly berate her in front of strangers. She got the discipline she needed in private.

And, if you think 'public shaming' is such a good idea, you strike me as the kind of person who thinks certain behavior should kept... you know... in the closet.

I agreed with you, at first, almost entirely except for overt public displays of discipline. You can accomplish EVERYTHING you think is important while being a lot more discreet. And you posted THAT response?  You're a farking idiot.

You call me "a farking idiot" because I don't think what the man supposedly said was all that humiliating compared to what kids do anyway, then in the next paragraph you claim you instead pick them up bodily and carry them out of a public place as if being manhandled and having your will thwarted by someone physically 2-10 times your size isn't a lot more humiliating than being told why they are leaving.

Lol. I get it now. You got me. Well done.

I didn't know trolls populated the main page.


I fail to understand how my position that berating a child in public is less humiliating than the scene created by physically frog marching or actually picking up a child and carrying them out of a location, is trolling.
 
2013-09-21 02:17:47 AM

ds615: You're a child, you have no rights, you deserve no respect.


Good luck raising your kids well with that raging sense of entitlement. They learn by example, you know.

/You...do have kids, I assume. What with the dispensing advice and all.
 
2013-09-21 02:34:27 AM
The only thing I like about this current form of "parenting" is that when all the kids born in the last 10 years start to get old enough to look for jobs they're going to be so god damn incompetent that the rest of us will have some room to grow.
 
2013-09-21 06:32:42 AM
I remember this image causing a lot of outrage a while back.  Seemed perfectly reasonable to me, I'd do the same thing if the kid were being a little turd.

 few  religionnerd.com
 
2013-09-21 08:44:41 AM

Fuggin Bizzy: ds615: You're a child, you have no rights, you deserve no respect.

Good luck raising your kids well with that raging sense of entitlement. They learn by example, you know.

/You...do have kids, I assume. What with the dispensing advice and all.


you are naive. fact is this - respect is EARNED, not GIVEN, and I am certainly not going to give a CHILD respect that has not earned that respect by not acting like a shiat.

Was the parent in the article a little overboard?  maybe, but you can tell just exactly how exasperated that parent is.   Sometimes people need to be told the cold hard truth, even if it seems "mean".

And it rolls back to this - kids, if you want to be treated with respect, don't lie to your parents about what you are doing.  Once you start lying, well, hon, respect is straight out the farking window.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-09-21 10:59:26 AM

C_Canuk: bborchar: The parent is just as if not more childish than the daughter in this post.  I'm all for selling the tickets if the child did something wrong- but not blasting them in such a horrible fashion on the internet.  That comes across as petty and stupid.  I watched a father yesterday pull his 3 year old daughter (who wasn't listening to him immediately) and start scolding her in front of the other kids saying "We're never coming back here.  Take a look around you, it's the last time you'll ever see it!  Are you looking!?"  The girl was sobbing hysterically by that point.  Sick a**hole, she's 3.  That's how this parent is coming off, too.  Just sell them and save the sermon for the daughter.

as a father with a 4 year old, I'm gonna assume you don't have kids or they are out of control

1. by the age of 3 they know how to pretend they don't hear you
2. hysterical crying is the only crying a 3 year old does, being told they can't have 3 cookies only 2 will result in hysterical crying
3. going nuclear is sometimes the only way to get through to them that they do have to listen to dad, especially,
4. if some sanctimonious ass is there condemning the parent, even with only facial expressions, it is enough to empower a 3 year old into thinking they have leverage in the situation and will attempt to use #2 to get their way.

parents who establish a high standard for behaviour consistently get children that meet those standards, parents that let their kids get away with being little shiats because they are only 3, 4, 5 or whatever age result in children that cannot function properly in society.

I've done exactly what you described, once, and ever since if he started to get out of control all I have to do is make eye contact with him and in a lowered voice ask him " do you remember last time you tried this" and remarkably he stops acting out. Imagine that.

He is so well behaved generally that we get complements everywhere we go. He's that well behaved because he knows e ...


You got faved for this lucid, reasonable and responsible position.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-09-21 11:03:44 AM

Quaker: noitsnot: SuperNinjaToad: dahmers love zombie: My kid tried something like that, I'd do the same goddamn thing.  I wouldn't have gotten all self-righteous in the description, but you can bet your bottom dollar that behavior like that would get the kid's ticket sold in a New York minute.  She'd also find out that her cell phone didn't work and that her Facebook password had been changed.

And Sprint Family Locator is a great, great tool.  Even if I only ended up ever using it to find lost/stolen phones.  The knowledge that I had it was enough to keep 'em where they were supposed to be.

hate to break it to ya pops but odds are your kid is smarter than you or at least more tech savvy.. probably has duplicate or clone FB accounts only her friends know about and her friends probably extra phone that she'll borrow and clone the SIM card etc,

Yes - thirteen year olds have extra phones and cloned SIM cards.  Seems totally plausible.

Call forwarding + a cheap prepaid phone would be easier and certainly within the abilities of a teenager to figure out. Leave the main phone where you want to appear to be (depending on the accuracy of the tracking software you could even wrap it in a plastic bag and hide it somewhere outside where you're supposed to be), then go about your business.


That would fail upon my telling my daughter "call me back when I hang up".
At least in my case my kid will likely NEVER be smarter than me where systems are concerned. I make my living in I.T. and forensics/security.
/CLID, how does it work?
//also, cfwd leaves a trail in the account, which I would been all over in 3 seconds.
 
2013-09-21 11:18:20 AM

ThatDarkFellow: RY28: This One Direction must be really something cause I keep hearing about it , but I still don't know what it is .

God you're so farking cool.


I hope you are being sarcastic . I just thought I was a square .
 
2013-09-21 11:39:06 AM

frepnog: you are naive.


I guess so. The Internet has spoken.

As adults apparently we deserve respect simply for being old. Meanwhile, kids are supposed to gin up respect out of sheer nothingness, without seeing it demonstrated or anything.

/You...do have kids, I assume. What with the dispensing advice and all.
 
2013-09-21 12:25:03 PM

C_Canuk: parents who establish a high standard for behaviour consistently get children that meet those standards, parents that let their kids get away with being little shiats because they are only 3, 4, 5 or whatever age result in children that cannot function properly in society.

I've done exactly what you described, once, and ever since if he started to get out of control all I have to do is make eye contact with him and in a lowered voice ask him " do you remember last time you tried this" and remarkably he stops acting out. Imagine that.

He is so well behaved generally that we get complements everywhere we go. He's that well behaved because he knows exactly what his limits are and what is expected of him. He knows that crossing us will get a response he does not like.

a 3 year old can be expected to stop and look at a parent when called, can be expected to use please, thank you and not have an explosive melt down when they don't get their way, as long as the parents are consistent and don't waver from their expectations. Assuming there is no other underlying conditions.


i like you.  you parent pretty much like my ex and I parented.  our kids learned very quickly that unacceptable behavior would be corrected swiftly.  It didn't take but a few times before all I or my ex had to do was look at them and whatever they were even THINKING about doing stopped.

Got one in college, one preparing for college, one in private school preparing to prepare for college.  There have been no rebellions, no hard years where they would not listen, no instances of sneaking out or causing problems, no fighting, no calls from teachers about how one of my kids won't behave.  What is there are three intelligent boys that are growing into good men that my ex and I have constantly been told are so well behaved, such good mannered boys, I wish my kids acted like yours, ect.

Parenting - it is NOT being your kid's goddamned friend.
 
2013-09-21 12:28:26 PM

Fuggin Bizzy: frepnog: you are naive.

I guess so. The Internet has spoken.

As adults apparently we deserve respect simply for being old. Meanwhile, kids are supposed to gin up respect out of sheer nothingness, without seeing it demonstrated or anything.

/You...do have kids, I assume. What with the dispensing advice and all.


yep.  see above post.  3 great kids, all well adjusted and intelligent, and not one has ever had to be reprimanded for sneaking out, lying about where they were going, stealing, fighting, acting a fool in school, ect, and all are free to do pretty much what they want because they have built up and earned trust and respect, and have demonstrated that they are not going to act like animalistic fools.

Raise your kids like you are the parent and they are the child, and you get well behaved kids.
 
2013-09-21 04:07:16 PM
This just goes to show you that, much like driving, one should not post on the internet when experiencing strong emotions. I didn't understand half of that. The writer comes off as an illiterate buffoon.
 
2013-09-21 06:32:04 PM

gja: At least in my case my kid will likely NEVER be smarter than me where systems are concerned. I make my living in I.T.


My stepdaughter insisted I knew nothing about computers.  I'm a unix system administrator with decades of experience.  One time she was being exceptionally biatchy at me so I warned her, "stop this attitude or I will disable your internet access."  She was stupid enough to say, "as if you could".  About 10 seconds later she said, "what the f*ck!  MOM!"  No, I didn't let her mother (my wife) talk me into turning her access back on.

For the non-geeks, you can block the internet at the router for specific computers a number of different ways.  It's not hard.
 
2013-09-21 06:37:22 PM

gja: You got faved for this lucid, reasonable and responsible position.


Thanks I appreciate it, and the extra you sent me as well.

Cheers
 
2013-09-21 08:13:30 PM

OgreMagi: She was stupid enough to say, "as if you could".


Ha! That's hilarious.

/Professional programmer since '97.
 
2013-09-22 01:16:38 AM

frenchcheesemuseum: Fuggin Bizzy: frenchcheesemuseum: ThatDarkFellow: frenchcheesemuseum: The only think I think went over the line was the comment about the "fatherless" girls.  The b*tch implied that single mothers are "trollops."

Well f*ck her.

F*ck her in her f*cking f*ckface.

you sound like a trollop

I am the trollopist trollop in all of trollopdom.

I came!

I mean...I laughed. That was funny. Haha!!

/Sorry for creeping you out like that. Accident. Swear.

I am unable to be creeped out.  Trust me.


please don't say things like that.  i'll give you even odds that SOMEONE out there can haul out something that will make the inside of MY brain curdle.  NTTAWWT, but can we NOT try and out-squick each other?  pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze?
 
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