I know I’m going to be criticised for this article, but if you post something publicly on social media, you accept that others will see it and will potentially criticise you or what you’ve posted. I understand and accept this myself. Facebook has an abundance of bizarre and moronic posts which can keep you entertained for hours.
Today’s example of a bizarre post is from a woman who was involved in a minor road traffic collision and wanted to thank those who helped her on a community Facebook group. There were no injuries, so it’s fine to make fun of.
The unfortunate woman wrote:
Just want to say thank you to everyone that helped me yesterday when a young lady drove into me on the exit road from xxxxxxxxx outside the Hungary[sic] fox pub especially the lovely couple who rescued my son, he had got scared and climbed on the roof of my car didn’t get your names but if your[sic] on here THANK YOU.
Also hope the young lady driver is ok
I think it’s lovely that strangers came to this woman’s assistance and that she wanted to reach out publicly to thank them.
What struck me as slightly odd was that her son became scared (understandable, especially if he was young) and climbed onto the roof of the car. Why did she allow that to happen and if a child is prone to reacting in such a way, why wasn’t he left in the car?
No doubt people are going to tell me that the little boy has behavioural issues or that he’s somewhere on the incredibly broad ‘autistic spectrum’. It’s unlikely to be his fault and the boy struggles with stressful or worrying scenarios blah blah blah…
I say he’s naughty and his parents clearly can’t control him. No child (or adult) should behave like that and wouldn’t do if they were disciplined appropriately. The problem is that parents aren’t allowed to shout at or smack their kids in case they upset them or show them that violence is acceptable. Kids can’t cope with stressful situations because they’ve been wrapped up in cotton wool.
If I was naughty when I was a kid, I’d get a slapped arse. It made me respect authority because I didn’t want to go through that pain again and it’s done me no harm whatsoever. It hasn’t turned me into a bad person or a bully.
Kids aren’t scared of the police nowadays and they all know ‘their rights’, so they gob-off and get away with whatever they want, all because they don’t know their place. As these new generations of molly-coddled kids turn into adults, we find it easier to diagnose a child with a behavioural problem or learning difficulty because it’s easier than accepting that someone is simply a shit parent.
I know there are experts in the field of autism and there are parents with autistic children who will be angry at reading this but I’ll say this to you:- when I was a kid, I climbed trees, I went out and came back before it got dark. We played in streams and we got dirty. If we were naughty we got a bollocking or a smack and there was never any mention of autism or the autistic spectrum.
No one’s perfect, but I can honestly say I’ve turned out as a well-rounded person who takes full responsibility for my actions. If something bad happens or goes wrong, I don’t find someone else to blame. Even as an adult, I respect the police and I’d never dream of gobbing-off to a police officer. I think physical fighting over an argument is moronic, but I also think that if a kid is really naughty, they deserve a slap.
I’m one of the last generations before the nandy-pandy excuse brigade came along and I’m proud of it. If your kid is really naughty, give him or her a slap.
If your kid continues to be naughty, look at how you’re failing as a parent and find do some research on how to be a better parent. Don’t try and get a diagnosis so you can give up your responsibility as a parent.
If your child climbs onto the roof of your car after an accident, you should be embarrassed by this and not tell anyone. You should also give them a slap.