Ok,...heres a little story....
About how kids nowdays think (at least my 16 yr old son)
he gets picked up late at nite, for curfew violation.
He cant understand WHY...All he sees is that him and his buddys got picked up, for doing nothing,... at 3 in the morning.
He gets 28 hrs community service...He still whines that hes done nothing wrong...he also gets "Jury Duty" in a "Kids Court" Three trials. ..(This is, to me and Janelle,is pretty cool actually),
Ok,..I'm standing in the back watching whats going on....Most the hearings are over and the kids (about 25 or so) are all sitting and chatting and just carrying on like a mess of kids do.
The bailiff say at this point,"The faster you be quiet, the faster you can go home"...My son and his friend Austin, are still yapping..So are a few of the girls...The bailiff then says after about 15 minutes,"Theres only a couple of you holding things up here". Finally, we all get to leave.
Now this is what kills me.....On the ride back home, my son says..."I dont see why he made us stop talking"...Us talking had nothing to do with the hearings and they were over anyways!"( by the way, the judge is still on the bench discussing things with the kid attorneys and prosecutors...Like I said, it really is a good program)
So,.....( I could kill this kid sometimes..... :-x)..Janelle has to explain the whys of court etiquette..
My answer, simply stated was,"Brad, if someone with a badge on, or wearing a robe in court tells you to do something, you just DO IT!!!".
He still walks around telling all the people who bring this episode up about the great injustice that has been done to him.
No wonder I'm so high strung nowadays, huh?....Him and his peers are going to run the country soon!