This is fun. I can’t wait to do it again in a few weeks!
What I am really saying: Do I really need to take a pain pill right now or can I tough it out since the pain will go away in a few minutes? Now I’ve got a better idea of how medication abuse gets started.
One of ours was not quite that bad when we got him, but used to be terribly afraid of storms. He would hide under the bed, too, but I could hear his tags rattling. They usually sleep at the foot of the bed with a couple of those cheap throw blankets to curl up on or under. I used to wrap him in one of those blankets, like swaddling, and hold him in my arms against my chest, and before long he would stop shivering. He has been much more relaxed after being dry and safe through the past few years’ springtime storms that flooded Houston over and over.
Patmore said teenagers, especially boys, often weren’t equipped with common sense but that didn’t make them criminals.
Um … you do know they were driving a stolen car at ridiculously high speeds right? That’s not just a lack of common sense, that is criminal behaviour. You don’t get a free pass to steal stuff and endanger other people just because you are 14 or 15 years old. I have sympathy for the loss of your son, but I suspect that your attitude is partly why he is now dead.
That’s in a high trust society. In a low trust society you take whatever is laying around that doesn’t belong to family or tribe. They’d do it to you so you better strike first. I’ve dealt with people like this, some of whom are family, and they literally don’t see anything wrong with it, and don’t even really see it as stealing. You weren’t taking care of it so they borrowed it and sold it.