- Am I too strict?
I remember being given £1 by my mum to buy some Fairy liquid. I could spend the change on sweets – about 8p. Fairy liquid like Sellotape, and Hoover, was just a generic term to me so I enterprisingly I bought Happy Shopper washing up liquid for much less and got more sweets. I think my parents appreciated my entrepreneurship and just pointed that difference in quality. They weren’t so happy when they found out that I’d given my brother – who I was supposed to share the sweets with – only 4p worth and I’d kept all the savings 😈Posted 3 years agorogermooreMember
chambord – Member
This has reminded me of the time I ate most of the carrots from my dads veg patch and he went insane and chased me half way across Shropshire.
Ahhhhh memories.Unless you are an actual rabbit, I’m not sure I believe this one…Posted 3 years ago
p.s. Now I really wanna watch Watership Down.avdave2Member
Taking something that’s not yours without asking is wrong I’m amazed anyone would disagree. But fair enough I am just old fashioned and too strict.
No not at all, what you are is an overbearing bully who can’t deal proportionately with a childs actions. I know this because I’ve been exactly the same myself in the past with my kids . I applaud your values but sometimes you do need to look at your actions from a distance, I’m pretty ashamed about how I’ve behaved in the past, time to sit down with him, apologise for how you dealt with it and then explain calmly why he was wrong.Posted 3 years ago
If that doesn’t work force him to eat tube after tube of pringles till he throws up. 🙂iamroughriderMember
maybe he’s worked out his hourly rate / worth already and is charging you his business collection rate.Maybe he just needs to run this by you / agree before commencing his work next time 😉
Maybe if you were also his mate he would have done it for free as a favour or paid for your goods himself.Posted 3 years ago
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