Hell hath no fury like an ebay-aware parent scorned: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=62054&item=8107675670
She seems more worried about the money that it cost her as opposed to the fact that her son is out of control. These people need to get their asses to dr. Phil.
Karl's comment is exactly the same point that Valorie made when I pointed this out to her. The kid is out of control, taking away the playstation won't fix that. The parent needs to figure out how to get back in charge of the kid asap.
LOL, that's one cruel and unusual punishment.
Though his bugle wrecking, champagne drinking rampage is disturbing you can't take the lads console away.
Really with the way that everything is set up right now, what else could she do? Afterall they can't physically punish him, so this is the next best thing.
"She seems more worried about the money that it cost her as opposed to the fact that her son is out of control"
Oh, come on! :)
He's 13 and there was beer/"wine" around. I'm not sure how many of us actually did things like this, but the biggest mistakes he made were breaking the cork, leaving the cork screw somewhere other than where it should have been, and drinking too much of the beer (instead of one or two). If dad noticed, then you drank too much.
The kid's not out of control at all, he just needs to be more careful about not getting caught. That's the difference between stock market success stories and prison inmates - the latter never learned how to avoid getting caught.
Of course, I don't really believe that, I'm merely making light of a very serious situation. Whatever.
I was a bad seed as a teenager and I hung out with the wrong crowd, and now I'm fine. Well, some on Slashdot might say that I'm _still_ hanging out with the wrong crowd, but that's a matter of opinion. ;)
I'm just sorry I missed the auction...
Sounds like the lad should apply for a job in the Exchange team.... or at least the Exhcange team I *used* to know.