In the spirit of Overheard in Melbourne, this one heard the other day at Victoria Gardens shopping centre while on an Ikea run:
“If you don’t behave, I’ll take you to the police station!”
Puh-lease, talk about an empty threat. Unless the mum thought the kid was guilty of terrorism charges or something. As I’ve said before, lying to your kids doesn’t work.
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Your website has been down for he past few days (or is it just me)?
… and demonizing the police force is a stupid thing to do. Quite irresponsible IMO.
Website has been accessible to me (daily).
I was always threatened with a belting if I played up. And often received one. Of course, we can’t so much as threaten our kids with violence anymore now can we, let alone act on the threat?
Funnily enough I was at the police station across from Ross House a few hours ago getting some forms countersigned and a copy witnessed. I could have sworn I heard phone books in the background :-)
It’s not unknown for parents to carry out on that threat, and the cops go along with it (ie. take the kid into a room and tell them they’re being let off with a warning but if mum has to bring them back they’ll be in trouble).
I couldn’t see the website for three days either.