|12-28-2008, 10:10 AM||#21|
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Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Springfield, Missouri
My point was this....As a parent, raising two children on a very meager income, I can tell you that we all have options. These parents had options.
If they legitimately couldn't afford an XBOX360, then fine. You just tell the kid you couldn't afford one this year and be done with it. You do NOT rub it in his face as a f*****g joke.
We have options. Parents have options, my man. It's just that these parents chose a cruel option. How can that be justified?
The fact of the matter is that it simply cannot be justified. There was no reason to put that kid through something like that. Christmas is a special time of year, especially for children and you don't go ruin it just to get your kicks.
And no one said he deserved to receive any extravagant gifts. No kid has an inherent right to ANY Christmas presents. But as the right thing to do, you give a kid a few presents. If you can't afford the ones they want, then you tell them that.
It's pretty friggin' simple. You don't have to be mean. Anybody that doesn't understand that fact.....well....I'll shut up and let others make those character assessments.
And I agree with another poster above......
This kid needs a haircut in a major way.
|12-28-2008, 12:25 PM||#22|
Join Date: Nov 2003
A good friend of mines son just went through something similar. He (the son) is 12, with divorced parents. He got in trouble at school. Nothing major, normal 12 year old boy stuff. His mom comes into the room with a 360 in tow, tells him to take a good look at it because it's the only way he's gonna see it. Then, she returned it to the store. Different, but similar.
Did this kid deserve what he got, maybe... Did he deserve it to be on youtube? No. Youtube is taking idiots and making them worse. What's worse, is we're adding to it by watching the video and driving up the view count.
This kid will end up like so many of us that don't really care about Christmas, and are bitter during the holidays. Merry humbug.
"All of this could've been prevented if only you'd given me a little respect... I tried to gain favour from you, but nothing was ever good enough..." Armada Starscream
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