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post #1 of 23
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‘Meanest mom’ sells car after finding liquor - Life - MSNBC.com

Even though the son did break the rules, it still seems harsh for the mom to create that kind of ad in the paper. It still seems funny that it is illegal to consume or have liquor at 19 in the US when everyone is legal in Canada at that age.
post #2 of 23
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Originally Posted by courtzzzz69 View Post
It still seems funny that it is illegal to consume or have liquor at 19 in the US when everyone is legal in Canada at that age.
Please stop judging us.
post #3 of 23
i saw that the other day and thought it was great.

if i found alcohol in my kids car, i'd probably do the same!

plus, if he was drinking and driving that is just another reason to take the car.
post #4 of 23
oh great, they are from des moines, iowa too...
post #5 of 23
No wondering he was hiding his liqour in his car if his mom is that snoopy.
post #6 of 23
I don't drop c bombs often, but sounds like this woman deserves it. These are the kinds of parents who end up surprised that their kids never call or visit.
post #7 of 23
I heard about that this morning on the radio...makes you wonder why he's hiding the liquor to begin with...
post #8 of 23
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Originally Posted by barbie_az View Post
i saw that the other day and thought it was great.

if i found alcohol in my kids car, i'd probably do the same!

plus, if he was drinking and driving that is just another reason to take the car.
I would take his car if he was drinking and driving!! The ad is pretty funny.

Don't judge the mom, she probably drove the car and heard something rattling around, hence finding the bottle.
post #9 of 23
I think the ad is funny as hell, but to get rid of his car I think is a bit much. dont get me wrong, he should be punished like having the keys taken away for a good amount of time and explained what would happen to him if the police were to find it instead of mama...but taking it away is a bit extreme imo.

if I could only +1 her for ad creativity...
post #10 of 23
Just because there was booze in the car doesn't mean he was drinking in driving. I think that you can't really assume that just because there was a bottle in the car, I take booze with me to certain places and have left items in my car because I decided I had more than enough alchol with me. That doesn't mean I have ever driven drunk before.
post #11 of 23
I also don't think that public embarrassment is a good parenting tool. So her punishment was to sell the car for booze (at 19 I think that rule is a bit overboard as well), but she didn't need to embarass him like this. Now their family business will be known by all their friends, friends parents, relatives, and strangers.

I sure hope they aren't from a small town that this will follow him.
post #12 of 23
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Originally Posted by guest2634 View Post
I would take his car if he was drinking and driving!! The ad is pretty funny.

Don't judge the mom, she probably drove the car and heard something rattling around, hence finding the bottle.
Yeah, and she probably bought the car for her son too!
post #13 of 23
what she did might seem extreme to some. but we don't know what other things have gone on that might have lead to this and her selling the car.

like true rock babe said, she probably paid for the car also. so she also has the right to sell it.

i really don't think this is the most tragic thing that will happen in this guys life.
post #14 of 23
What does she hope to gain from the ad exactly? If her rule was "no alcohol in the car", then I would side with her in SELLING it. But what exactly was the point of publishing that ridiculous ad? Like somebody said, it's these types of parents who wonder why their kids don't keep in contact with them. :/

"The only critic is her son, who Hambleton says is "very, very unhappy" with the ad and claims the alcohol was left by a passenger.

Hambleton said she believes her son but has decided mercy isn't the best policy in this case. "

What makes it even worse is that she acknowledges that the alcohol didn't even belong to her son, yet she still had that ridiculous ad published?

Rules are fine...punishment is fine...public humiliation is absurd.
post #15 of 23
If she bought the car for him, then she had every right to take it away. I don't like some of the rules my parents have, but as long as they are paying for my car/ins/etc then I will deal with it.
post #16 of 23
How deliciously white trash. She ought to get her own show on MTV.
post #17 of 23
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Originally Posted by 98CLChick View Post
If she bought the car for him, then she had every right to take it away. I don't like some of the rules my parents have, but as long as they are paying for my car/ins/etc then I will deal with it.
EXACTLY! mom's car, mom's rules. apparently he didn't take her serious enough and three weeks later there was booze in the car, regardless of who is belonged to. if he's so worried about public humiliation, then he should move out on his own and get his own shit so mom can't do that. plus, i think the whole booze thing IS a big deal, ESPECIALLY in a vehicle. that is nowhere to hide alcohol.
post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by missbest View Post
EXACTLY! mom's car, mom's rules. apparently he didn't take her serious enough and three weeks later there was booze in the car, regardless of who is belonged to. if he's so worried about public humiliation, then he should move out on his own and get his own shit so mom can't do that. plus, i think the whole booze thing IS a big deal, ESPECIALLY in a vehicle. that is nowhere to hide alcohol.
+1.

the guy is 19... my words to him are:

"get over it..move out on your own and once you pay your own way you can do what you want"

until then i agree with missbest 100%

also, it was all that big of a deal imo that she did that. kids need to be more respectful and follow the rules, you don't and break them..well to bad so sad!


also the alcohol shouldn't have been in the car whether it was " his friends" or his..period. drinking and driving is not cool period.
post #19 of 23
pshaw... the kid's lucky his mom found the booze, and not a cop - or the consequences would have been a bit more dire...
plus, even if it wasn't the kid's booze, it's his responsibility to make sure that no "passengers" leave liquor bottles behind...
post #20 of 23
Personally, being 19 myself.... here's my opinion on the matter. He broke the rules and he must suffer the consequences no matter how harsh they may be... he knew the rules.

However....

1. Sell the car, fine.

2. Creating that ridiculous ad for the public to see? I don't understand why -- especially when she believes him that it wasn't his liqour. Why couldn't have been a normal ad selling a vehicle, instead it's such an attention-whoresque public humilation tactic that will only cause resent and strain their relationship.
post #21 of 23
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Originally Posted by Malencontreux View Post
Personally, being 19 myself.... here's my opinion on the matter. He broke the rules and he must suffer the consequences no matter how harsh they may be... he knew the rules.

However....

1. Sell the car, fine.

2. Creating that ridiculous ad for the public to see? I don't understand why -- especially when she believes him that it wasn't his liqour. Why couldn't have been a normal ad selling a vehicle, instead it's such an attention-whoresque public humilation tactic that will only cause resent and strain their relationship.

totally agree. I couldn't have said it better.
post #22 of 23
Whats wrong with the ad? I havent seen it, but as long as it doesnt mention the kid by name or show a picture... who cares what the ad says? To me, it is to help garner attention. Same as poeple who try and sell how perfect there car is by using all caps.

I still don't understand how a parent taking the car away from a teenager who has alcohol in it is any worse than the government who takes a drivers license from a 50 year who has alcohol in his car.

It is her car... the only thing I would have a problem with it was if the car was paid for by the 19year old and he was no longer being supported by his parents - thus, basically a self-supportive adult in society... then it would be government's responsibility to take his license away.
post #23 of 23
I think she should've sold the kid instead.
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