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' .... old hag. I hope I never get like that when I get old.'
Originally posted by DYepes
I think the only one being a bully here is the elderly woman. What is the difference between her taking the ball because it accidentally landed in her yard, and some punk actually grabbing it from them and walking away with it? Well the old lady had the opportunity to do the right thing.
. . .
The only time I lost a ball playing catch with my friend when I was a young kid, we knocked on the tenants door to ask for it. Noone answered, so I just hopped the fence and got it. pfft, forget losing a ball.
How dare anyone have mercy for this woman honestly. So what if shes old. She was asked to give it back, it is not her property. If she wants to be a petty criminal and victimice innocent kids attempting to have constructive recreational activity, then by all means she can suffer the consequences of being an old petty criminal.
Your children (if you have them or should you in the future) are fortunate
" That's how you teach children: by making them face the consequences of their actions when they are young enough for those consequences to not seriously harm them. Not by calling the cops to get even with a mean ol' lady ..... Because somewhere, somehow, some time, someone who is better at manipulation will come along and give them a taste of their own medicine... and medicine later on in life can be very, very unpleasant. "
Originally posted by Dock6
You're testimony to the way you were 'raised'
and also to the genes you inherited