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Topic: 15 yr olds are so much smarter than the rest of us
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screaminghollow

07-23-2003 20:37:59
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Woke up this am to no hot water. Seems the copper pipe sprang a pin hole leak and drenched the water heater causing the thermostat to short and the circuit breaker to flip. We explained to everyone that we were going to turn the water off, get your mornin' business done before 8:00 am. So after taking the cold shower my wife often says I need, I turn off the water. Well, after we adults leave for work, Senior 15 yr-old-knows-a-darn-awful-lot-more-than-adults, not only decided to turn the water back on but he also takes it upon himself to flip the circuit breaker to the water heater. Well all the wires start going snap, crackle pop, and suddenly Mr. Chicken-manure decides it's unsafe to stay in the house and runs out without flipping the breaker off. This am, I just needed a new thermostat, a fifteen dollar job. Now, all the wires in the water heater are fried and the basement has an extra four inches of water that wasn't there this am. In addition, the smell of burnt plastic has permeated throughout all the house including the clothes in the closets. I'm gonna think real hard about a fitting punishment. Any suggestions?

JanO

07-24-2003 09:52:50
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Oh Clod, I'm laughing so hard at your description of "Mr. Chicken-manuer", I can hardly control myself. I'm sorry about the mess, but you have to admit that this is one incident that he's never going to live down. I think I'd start his punishment by handing him a shop-vac, or just a bucket and let him clean up the mess. And, make sure he also helps with the repairs. Believe me, he's not going to ever forget this one, and maybe he'll realize that dad isn't so dumb next time when he says there's "no water".

Clod

07-24-2003 13:05:46
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Jan O..I just happen to be an authority on such matters as the 15 year old kids who distroy vital family property.I was just like that myself at that age.But my father knew me well and let me learn home repairs early in life.He did furnish tools and advice, but not parts.

Corey

07-23-2003 20:45:34
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I feel for you, but you know, fifteen year olds are smart enough to know when they have been an idiot especialy when the proof is undeniable. Chalk it up to experience and explain to him that this is a good example of why a person has to learn to "think" and if you are going to do the fixin yourself let him help with the work, just try to fight back the urge to make the same mistake that I have made many times in the past of harping on the kid the whole time your working him. Most important of all, let the kid know that he should repent for what he did and then be a good example by forgiving him completely upon that said repentance.

Clod

07-23-2003 20:40:32
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Punishment? Let the kid make good what he made bad.

KellyGa

07-24-2003 02:52:34
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Reckon he will be helping you clean that mess up ad fix everything. Seems like punishment to me. :) What a mess though, whata mess.

Clod

07-24-2003 07:28:12
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Often the 15 year old thinks like this.It is not me who will return the situaltion back to normal no matter what I do.Someone else will fix things so why worry?

Clod

07-24-2003 07:34:09
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WHAT? Me worry?

Dave Wi.

07-24-2003 12:26:11
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Hahahaha,I'm sorry but Alfred E Nueman looks like a young George W. Bush

David

05-16-2004 19:24:37
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What could I say?

Clod

07-24-2003 13:10:21
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ha ha back,His dad was born up around your part of the country.We just adopted them.Looks dont mean much to us,Substance means much more.I remember A lady at the post office told me she was going to vote for Clinton because he was handsome.

Dave Wi.

07-24-2003 16:10:07
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First of all I dont care where he came from,second I was told he looked like A.E.Nueman just like Clinton looks like the doughboy,Carter looks like a fish,and Regan looked like an aged Howdy Doody.If I make light of Bush I'm anti American,But let Jay Leno or David Lettreman do it its allright.

Lenore

07-24-2003 17:30:02
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No it isn't. I dont watch either one. I personally detest "entertainers" making political commentaries. I have almost completely eliminated TV and movies from my life. When they start in on politics, homosexuality and religion; I no longer find them entertaining. I control the remote control and it turns off very easy. ;-)

Clod

07-24-2003 17:34:25
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I have a nice TV here I never turn on.My boss brought it for me. Why does a TV need me? it makes a joke then it laughs .Then it tries to sell me something.

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