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Georgia Solider Moves Daughter's Messy Bedroom to Driveway on Monday
UPI ^ | April 1, 2014 | Evan Bleier

Posted on 04/01/2014 6:33:45 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Papa don't take no mess...

A Georgia soldier was tired of doing battle with his daughter about her messy bedroom so he carried out a sneak attack on Monday and moved all of her possessions into the family driveway while she was at school. The Fort Stewart soldier left a sign on her stuff that read, "Haley, room moved to driveway. Clean it next time."

The man, who did not want to be identified, was hoping to teach Haley a lesson.

He told WSAV that she was upset with the unexpected move and called his tactic "extreme."

In order to improve things in Haley’s room, the father has hired a painter to come in and put a fresh coat of paint on the walls. The father hopes that the new paint job will inspire Haley to keep her quarters cleaner from now on.


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1 posted on 04/01/2014 6:33:45 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Daddy was indeed extreme. But, correct. Children need to learn how to live like human beings. She can presumably move her stuff back in and then I’ll bet she keeps her room clean!


2 posted on 04/01/2014 6:36:49 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: nickcarraway

My neighbor used his gas powered leaf blower to create a pile in his daughter’s bed room. A bit extreme but point made.


3 posted on 04/01/2014 6:38:49 PM PDT by llevrok (F the government)
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To: nickcarraway
Ten bucks says that some kind of action will be taken against the father,very possibly by Army JAG authorities.
4 posted on 04/01/2014 6:41:16 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: nickcarraway
He told WSAV

I just found a flaw in his strategy.

5 posted on 04/01/2014 6:43:35 PM PDT by DManA
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To: nickcarraway

LOL Sometimes enough is enough.


6 posted on 04/01/2014 6:43:40 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: nickcarraway

While I don’t think spanking is always wrong, I’m a big fan of time out as a first response. I put kids in time out when they need it, and the same for clutter. If one of my children has so much stuff that their things can’t manage to stay put away, I’ll start putting stuff in time out until the clutter learns to behave.

It’s amazing how quickly things tidy up when a favorite toy/sweater/whatever goes into a box for a month. It’s just like swatting one child, where the rest of the kids straighten up immediately. When you put a box full of stuff in the basement/attic/crawlspace/office/wherever for a month, the rest of the stuff starts finding its way where it belongs immediately and keeps that habit.

That said, I like this dad’s methods.


7 posted on 04/01/2014 6:45:44 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: stylecouncilor

Mess.


8 posted on 04/01/2014 6:46:14 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: faithhopecharity

A point needed to be made, but I am not big on public humiliation of family members.


9 posted on 04/01/2014 6:46:22 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I’m going to reserve judgment on Haley’s dad until I know how old she is. It is unusual, but sometimes, unusual is the only thing that gets through.


10 posted on 04/01/2014 6:46:26 PM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: nickcarraway

My Dad did that to my sisters stuff for the same reason.

The 2nd time around she never saw her stuff again.

Amazingly she keeps an incredibly clean and organized home.


11 posted on 04/01/2014 6:47:01 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: nickcarraway

They are very clean at Camp Swampy (Ft. Stewart). I was once driving through the reservation when I was stopped by an MP. About 20 Abrams tanks crossed the highway, then this guy runs out with a push broom and sweeps off the highway where they crossed.

That struck me as odd.


12 posted on 04/01/2014 6:47:09 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Gay State Conservative; SgtBob; F15Eagle

YEP and/or CPS added.


13 posted on 04/01/2014 6:49:37 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: nickcarraway

My daddy had a pretty simple way of handling those kind of things. He simply told you to do something and you did it. There was no discussion etc.

Failure to do what he said resulted in instant attitude adjustment.


14 posted on 04/01/2014 6:50:19 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: nickcarraway

When I was in 5th grade, my teacher dumped my desk (and those of a couple of other kids) out in the hallway, while were at recess, because they were so messy. I admit it, it was bad! I was totally embarrassed, but I sure learned my lesson and kept my desk very tidy after that.
I took all the toys, stuffed animals, games and books out of my son’s room because he was refusing to clean up. He slowly earned things back by doing chores and helping out or showing responsibility in other ways. He rarely had to be asked more than once to clean up after that experience.


15 posted on 04/01/2014 6:51:55 PM PDT by twyn1
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To: nickcarraway

Agreed.
(I doubt she will require any further
humiliation.)


16 posted on 04/01/2014 6:53:53 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: nickcarraway

Keep your private stuff private. I’m betting he could have quietly cut off her phone and internet and gotten the results he wanted.


17 posted on 04/01/2014 6:54:30 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: nickcarraway

Dear Sirs:

I am responding to your letter denying the deduction for two of the three dependents I claimed on my 1998 Federal Tax return.

Thank you. I have questioned whether these are my children or not for years. They are evil and expensive.

It’s only fair that since they are minors and not my responsibility that the government (who evidently is taxing me more to care for these waifs) knows something about them and what to expect over the next year. You may apply next year to reassign them to me and reinstate the deduction.

This year they are yours!

The oldest, Kristen, is now 17. She is brilliant. Ask her! I suggest you put her to work in your office where she can answer people’s questions about their returns. While she has no formal training, it has not seemed to hamper her knowledge of any other subject you can name. Taxes should be a breeze; Next year she is going to college. I think it’s wonderful that you will now be responsible for that little expense. While you mull that over keep in mind that she has a truck. It doesn’t run at the moment so you have the immediate decision of appropriating some Department of Defense funds to fix the vehicle or getting up early to drive her to school. Kristen also has a boyfriend. Oh joy. While she possesses all of the wisdom of the universe, her alleged mother and I have felt it best to occasionally remind her of the virtues of abstinence, and in the face of overwhelming passion, safe sex. This is always uncomfortable and I am quite relieved you will be handling this in the future. May I suggest that you reinstate Joycelyn Elders, who had a rather good handle on the problem.

Patrick is 14. I’ve had my suspicions about this one. His eyes are a little close together for normal people. He may be a tax examiner himself one day if you do not incarcerate him first. In February I was awakened at three in the morning by a police officer who was bringing Pat home. He and his friends were TP’ing houses. In the future would you like him delivered to the local IRS office or to Ogden, UT? Kids at 14 will do almost anything on a dare. His hair is purple. Permanent dye, temporary dye, what’s the big deal? Learn to deal with it. You’ll have plenty of time as he is sitting out a few days of school after instigating a food fight. I’ll take care of filing your phone number with the vice principal. Oh yes, he and all of his friends have raging hormones. This is the house of testosterone and it will be much more peaceful when he lives in your home. DO NOT leave any of them unsupervised with girls, explosives, inflammables, inflatables, vehicles, or telephones. (I’m sure that you will find telephones a source of unimaginable amusement, and be sure to lock out the 900 and 976 numbers!)

Heather is an alien. She slid through a time warp and appeared quite by magic one year. I’m sure this one is yours. She is 10 going on 21. She came from a bad trip in the sixties. She wears tie-dyed clothes, beads, sandals, and hair that looks like Tiny Tim’s. Fortunately you will be raising my taxes to help offset the pinch of her remedial reading courses. Hooked On Phonics is expensive so the schools dropped it. Good news! You can buy it yourself for half the amount of the deduction that you are denying! It’s quite obvious that we were terrible parents (ask the other two) so they have helped raise this one to a new level of terror. She cannot speak English. Most people under twenty understand the curious patois she fashioned out of valley girls/boys in the hood/reggae/ yuppie/ political doublespeak. I don’t. The school sends her to a speech pathologist who has her roll her R’s. It added a refreshing Mexican/Irish touch to her voice. She wears hats backwards, pants baggy and wants one of her ears pierced four more times. There is a fascination with tattoos that worries me but I am sure that you can handle it. Bring a truck when you come to get her, as she sort of “nests” in her room and I think that it would be easier to move the entire thing than find out what it is really made of.

You denied two of the three exemptions so it is only fair you get to pick which two you will take. I prefer that you take the youngest, I still go bankrupt with Kristen’s college but then I am free! If you take the two oldest then I still have time for counseling before Heather becomes a teenager. If you take the two girls then I won’t feel so bad about putting Patrick in a military academy. Please let me know of your decision as soon as possible as I have already increased the withholding on my W-4 to cover the $395 in additional tax and to make a down payment on an airplane.

Yours Truly,

Bob

[Note: The taxpayer in question added this caveat at a later date:

“Rats, they sent me the refund and allowed the deductions.”

Our response:

“Gee Bob, sometimes you just can’t get a break”...]


18 posted on 04/01/2014 6:57:38 PM PDT by null and void ( Everything evil in the world may not be Islamic but everything Islamic is evil.)
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To: nickcarraway

Dad was an @ss.

This was a sure way to damage his strained relationship with his daughter.


19 posted on 04/01/2014 7:01:00 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: nickcarraway
Dad: Car moved to junkyard. Touch my stuff again and the dog gets it.

Hey, what's good for the goose...
20 posted on 04/01/2014 7:10:45 PM PDT by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, STANDING WITH RAND.)
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To: nickcarraway; mabarker1

I can only presume that you are not a GI brat. GI fathers tend to be authoritarian, by nature, and their sons grow up up to be the best damned NCOS fielded by the U. S.

Cheers!


21 posted on 04/01/2014 7:11:15 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: nickcarraway

Back in the 90s I knew a guy in Austin, Texas who told me he got home from work one day and all the neighbors were standing in front of his house. His teenage daughter had spray painted “My parents suck!” on the driveway.


22 posted on 04/01/2014 7:18:12 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: VerySadAmerican

Bad children are like bad laws or unions - if you end up with them, it’s probably your own fault. If your teen spray paints that you suvk on your drive, it’s probably accurate. A hard truth, but truth nonetheless.


23 posted on 04/01/2014 7:23:11 PM PDT by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, STANDING WITH RAND.)
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To: nickcarraway

I like everything about this except going to the media.


24 posted on 04/01/2014 7:26:07 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: Pollster1

Today it would be a cell phone or an Xbox and it wouldn’t be nearly a month


25 posted on 04/01/2014 7:28:09 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

He wants to be a parent and not her friend


26 posted on 04/01/2014 7:31:26 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: VerySadAmerican

I bet that improved things, lol


27 posted on 04/01/2014 7:32:21 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: arderkrag; GeronL

I think the guy sent his daughter off to a home or something. He was a weird dude so in her eyes they probably did suck. I laughed my butt off.


28 posted on 04/01/2014 7:37:03 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: SgtBob

Not a Brat but Dad was USAAC in WWII, so I just missed the travel. I’m the Baby/Accident of 3. I’m the one that got caught at the screwups.


29 posted on 04/01/2014 7:40:28 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: VerySadAmerican

Yutes have stupid expectations


30 posted on 04/01/2014 7:40:29 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

“He wants to be a parent and not her friend”

He seems to want to be a former parent, when his daughter leaves and wants nothing to do with him.


31 posted on 04/01/2014 7:45:06 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion
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He wants to be a parent and not her friend

***********

AGREE!!! 100%!


32 posted on 04/01/2014 7:51:55 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Vendome
My Dad did that to my sisters stuff for the same reason.
The 2nd time around she never saw her stuff again.
Amazingly she keeps an incredibly clean and organized home.

THAT second round taught her the lesson. Well done, dad.

33 posted on 04/01/2014 8:00:07 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: GeronL
He wants to be a parent and not her friend

Amen to that.

34 posted on 04/01/2014 8:01:25 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Darren McCarty

I like everything about this except going to the media.

***
Agreed.

When my boys were growing up, I did most of the cleaning of their rooms until they reached about 12. Even then, I was not terribly strict about their rooms, but I had a rule about their leaving their stuff in the common areas of the house. Any clothing or sports equipment that I found in the living room got thrown out onto the front lawn. It did not take long for them to learn not to leave their stuff by the front door.


35 posted on 04/01/2014 8:14:48 PM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion; GeronL

He seems to want to be a former parent, when his daughter leaves and wants nothing to do with him.

***
Oh,yes, he is such a mean man for wanting to teach his daughter to be responsible and orderly and to respect the rules of the house.


36 posted on 04/01/2014 8:17:13 PM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: Bigg Red

“Oh,yes, he is such a mean man for wanting to teach his daughter to be responsible and orderly and to respect the rules of the house.”

In addition, he’s a fool for sacrificing his loving relationship with her. Fools often have good intent, but lack wisdom in how to balance discipline and relationship.


37 posted on 04/01/2014 8:24:38 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: cloudmountain

Made an impression on me as well.

My home is Architectural Digest and picture ready.


38 posted on 04/01/2014 8:41:26 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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39 posted on 04/01/2014 9:08:09 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: nickcarraway

a lawyer will soon contact the daughter


40 posted on 04/01/2014 9:55:22 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: nickcarraway

Mmmm. Nice tactic, wouldn’t have been what I’d have done, though. I would have put it in the backyard, not public in front of the neighbors. Also, I would have been a bit concerned about thieves.


41 posted on 04/01/2014 10:01:16 PM PDT by GAFreedom (Freedom rings in GA!)
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To: nickcarraway

This is news? haha...wow.


42 posted on 04/02/2014 12:47:47 AM PDT by ourworldawry
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To: nickcarraway

It’s a daughter, not a recruit.

This guy seems like a jerk. If he is a Sgt, he should know how to pick his battles better.

I raised two daughters. I never had to do something this stupid.

My guess is that this girl is preggers at 17 and out of his life as fast as she can.


43 posted on 04/02/2014 2:28:15 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

My grandfather was known for being an odd parent. To wake his kids up, he would do semi-bizarre, bordering on assault things - pulling them bodily out of bed still wrapped up in blankets and dumping them on the floor, dumping ice water on them in winter...Note that the children weren’t sleeping late or anything. He would just randomly do something insane. They’re all just a wee bit “off” now.


44 posted on 04/02/2014 3:46:55 AM PDT by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, STANDING WITH RAND.)
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To: nickcarraway
Resorting to public humiliation like this suggests deeper-seated problems in that household than a messy bedroom. Sadly, the relationship between this man and his daughter will never be the same after this.

When our kids were growing up, we simply refused to clean their rooms for them. If they wanted to live in squalor, so be it. We just kept their doors closed so we wouldn't have to look at it. Over time, they began to pick up after themselves because they realized nobody else would. Now they are all living on their own and their homes/apartments are always neat and presentable. They learned.

45 posted on 04/02/2014 3:54:15 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: nickcarraway

In Minnesota dad probably would have been charged with domestic violence.


46 posted on 04/02/2014 7:21:38 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: arderkrag

Bad children are like bad laws or unions - if you end up with them, it’s probably your own fault. If your teen spray paints that you suvk on your drive, it’s probably accurate. A hard truth, but truth nonetheless.

________________

are jerks born or made?

I think some are born and some are made.


47 posted on 04/02/2014 7:26:29 AM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: Chickensoup

Well, that’s why I said “probably”. Some are certainly born. The Bible mentions bad seeds, so they definitely exist, but I think most of the time, a bad child is the fault of the parents.


48 posted on 04/02/2014 9:09:12 AM PDT by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, STANDING WITH RAND.)
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To: llevrok

My mother used a rake. I got the message.


49 posted on 04/02/2014 10:59:46 AM PDT by Don W (Know what you WANT. Know what you NEED. Know the DIFFERENCE!)
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To: Chickensoup

Been around more than enough kids to know about 10% of kids are just going to be asshats no matter how good or bad they are raised... They are the ones that turn into the 10% of adults who are asshats.


50 posted on 04/02/2014 11:07:20 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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