Ask Paul B: The Evil Child


Dear Paul B,

You know my family, and I have to tell you this story. I work at a banquet hall in Chicago. On weekends there are parties, weddings and other things there. Last week, a very mean young girl spilled hot coffee on my foot. She had been teasing me, throwing food at me, and called me a very bad name about being Mexican. I have never felt this bad. When she asked for more dressing, I ignored her and she poured hot coffee on my foot. I was burned very badly, and I had to leave work early. My boss never asked me what happened, and he cut my hours the next two weeks. I should have told him what happened, but what is wrong with people and their kids?



Dear Carita,

I truly wish that adults would “train their children,” much like we train animals. A significant number of teens are totally out of control these days, and it is sickening. Who will employ these teen-aged mongrels, and how will they assimilate into our society? Parents are not doing these kids any favors by permitting them to “act out,” either violently (as in this case) or vocally. Discipline begins in our homes, and while it is neither fun nor easy, it is ultimately the most important lesson they must learn. There MUST be accountability when appropriate, and the punishment should always fit the crime/misdeed. They must respect everyone, regardless of age, color, or sex. Our country has become one of many people, many cultures, and many languages, and so we must all respect these differences and learn about these various “new citizens.” Spare the rod, spoil the child…… it is just that simple.

Paul B


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