Kids throwing eggs at the car

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  1. Sky Blue Pete

    Sky Blue Pete Well-Known Member

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    Interesting experience just now. Driving home past cheylesmore community centre. Notice a young lad leg it across the road and behind a car on the left. He then throws something that whacks the back window and leaves my daughter and I a little spooked. They leg it so I park in the community centre to wait and then drive round the back and come back down the same road to find the group of kids with an adult lady. I stop the car and politely explain that I’m not cross but others would be and would probably get out the car and grab him. The lady, a neighbour then tells me I’m a bully and I’m scaring the lad stupid. I explain that it was no accident and he needs to be told it’s not ok. Another lady comes out and tells her to take my registration so I confirm it and offer my name too.

    The poor lad did expect me to drive off bless him but I wanted to try and teach him a lesson that not every adult who has something thrown and smashes into the side of their cwr would be as gracious. It appears I did the wrong thing.

    Any thoughts friends? Maybe I should have demanded the police be called out
     
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    Ideally you could get a mug-shot & they in return get a 12month order to clean your car for nowt!!!

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    This isn't the place to get your story straight before you receive a knock on the door from the ob :)
     
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    When adults take the side of children with this sort of thing, is it any surprise that there is no respect for wider laws?

    It’s absolutely ridiculous.
     
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    Might be worth going on WMP website you could just let them know what’s happened that your not reporting a crime but it may be a neighbourhood policing issue. From memory you can do it via live chat or an email.
     
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    we used to drop them out of bus windows, usually aiming for a splat on a baldie - unfortunately they usually fell on the pavement alongside
     
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    Only one solution... Go to the Daily Mail!

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    Totally agree.

    If someone approached me about something my daughter had allegedly done, I would listen to what they had to say and not rush to judgement. If she had done wrong I would have punished her.

    Too many parents these days immediately go on the defensive and deny their child has done anything wrong at all.

    My daughter had a best friend two years ago and when this girl came around our house, stuff would go missing (lipsticks, jewellery etc). Only ever happened when she came round, no-one else.

    Anyway, we didn't say anything at first, because we had no clear evidence, but with a particular stick of lipstick, my daughter had accidentally scored it with her thumb, so it had a deep cut line across it. It then disappeared.

    My daughter went around this girl's house one day and saw the lipstick and confronted the girl, saying it was hers. The girl said she simply had the same lipstick, but when my daughter took the top off, it had the exact same score mark.

    We then found other clear evidence. Everything that went missing, this girl then suddenly seemed to have in HER possession, with her claiming she had bought the exact same thing as the product my daughter had.

    I rang the mum to very diplomatically explain. I was very reasonable and quite apologetic in terms of having to bring it to her attention etc. We had always got on well with the parents.

    I was very considerate and polite in my wording. She went apeshit. Immediately on the defensive and was having none of it. No way her daughter would have done such a thing and she was very angry I even suggested it.

    She then offered up the fact that she herself used to be a teaching assistant and therefore she knew her daughter really well. That one puzzled me. Ha.

    She then started saying that my daughter was no angel. No proof or suggestion was made as to why.

    I said to her that I hoped this news didn't mean the girls had to stop being friends (she did have some nice traits), but the mum said that, that was it now and no way could anything continue between the children or the parents.

    She started shouting and slammed the phone down.

    A few days later my daughter was walking to school and the mum was driving past. As she did so, she wound down the window and gave my daughter a one finger salute.

    My daughter was just 12.
     
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    Letting the police know is probably your best bet. You've done nothing wrong, so the worst that happens us they ignore you.

    On the other hand, you may be one if many complaining, and the tipping point that means he gets the discipline he needs.

    Not usually a fan of getting others involved, but the adults left you little choice!
     
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    It’s a hideous trait. I get that you don’t want to know about your child’s flaws but how will they ever learn right from wrong if behaviour like that is just defended to the hilt by the supposed authority figures in their life.

    I work with an Indian chap (1st generation immigrant) and he cannot get over the lack of authority the police carry in this country, and how we have the “I know my rights, I’m going to film you” generation. Says back in India they’d get a right shoeing off the police for behaviour like that.
     
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    Good job you didn’t call the police

    One of the children would say you put a hand on his shoulder. A adult witness will confirm it. The child will see a therapist and he feels great trauma and shows signs of being an abuse victim

    All police leave in the West Midlands is cancelled and operation birch tree is formed. You and all your colleagues at your local church are arrested as being part of an abuse ring and your are named in all media they can name you in.

    I’m not even totally joking. You are the easiest person in this situation to have a caution against you and the police will always take the easy way out these days
     
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    Pisses me off when people won't have their kids are little twats. They are the worst sort, their kids are just going to get worse.

    I'd be mortified if somebody complained about my daughter.
     
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    Just makes my blood boil this - trouble is kids have lost the sense of respect - we were regularly beaten which kept us sort of in line

    similar was out with my 14 year dog off the lead - it’s a spaniel - some oik with another dog comes along and it immediately get aggressive with my old boy - so I get get between them and say to the chap now let’s not excited could you get you dog on the lead - he then defends his mutt that clearly has the same personality defect as himself - twat - if the dog got any more aggressive it would have received a boot in the mouth and possibly the chap as well
     
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    Yep I wouldn’t have done it on my own my grown up daughter was in the car to witnesss. It’s also why I stayed in the car and have reported it and taken a picture of the offending egg
     
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    me too. It was only their neighbours not the kids parents though
     
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    Kids raising kids. Even if not physically immature often mentally immature and see their kids as mates not someone they have to set boundaries for. View the whole world in the same way since they were about 13 and bring that mindset into parenting.

    Saw it all the time in teaching, everything’s the Schools fault, their kid is perfect and it’s everyone else’s job to get them to behave/achieve.

    As a society we need to man up on telling parents they’re doing it wrong.
     
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    Egg will severely damage your paint work unless you remove it IMMEDIATELY.
    I had multiple eggs thrown at my VW van and I did not discover it until next morning when my paint was ruined.
    It took many hours to remove it all, it's almost imopssible to remove once it dries and solidifies.
    Egg on a vehicle is no joke!
     
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    As opposed to egg on the face, which is.
     
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    Sky Blue Pete Well-Known Member

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    Is no yoke you mean
     
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    Eggsactly!

    Its a big problem and getting worse. Parents are siding with their kids even when they know they're in the wrong.
    I've heard a story of one kid being stopped from doing a school sports themed day for bad behaviour. The parents answer? keep him off school and take him out for the day doing the sport with him herself!

    I had trouble a good few years back with two brothers who were little shits. Their parents never believed they were trouble even though the police had visited them a few times about their behaviour. One time they were just randomly kicking and punching younger kids who were playing outside and I caught one of them and sat him down and gave him a bollocking. Next thing I know she's round kicking off. I pointed across the road to where her angels had been pulling cables out of peoples houses (phone and sky stuff) and vandalising stuff but she wouldn't have it. Eventually police knocked at the door and told my other half to warn me ! thankfully I was out otherwise I think I'd have got into a fair bit more trouble.
    The good bit is that one of the kids is now into drugs and his mum knows her little angel is dealing, been stealing cars and the like.

    Forgot to say, If you've done nothing wrong then don't worry about it, maybe speak to the police and report it to them so that they are aware of the situation with the eggs.
     
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    It's the problem with society, it's the same as when the police go round and their parents kick off. Those sorts of people are the same as when their kids have patterned haircuts or wear trainers to school and when the school comments on it they go to the local newspaper and social media saying it's an outrage their kid can't wear Reebok Classics to school instead of school shoes.

    I watched a documentary about the guy in Huddersfield who was shot by Police, his family were so deluded into thinking he was an angel and did nothing wrong even though he was carrying guns and selling drugs.

    I know if I had some something wrong my mum would have marched me to the police station myself asking for them to scare the shit out of me to stop me from being a little twat. I was never scared of teachers but parents evening was always very nervy! Nowadays I bet none of the parents like that even go.
     
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    Yep did so
     
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    Fair play to you, Pete. I would be the exact same.
     
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    I live nearby, hope this isn’t going to become the norm.


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    Unless it's serious stuff, the police don't want to know (and it probably is a resources issue) On another thread I posted about the drunk who drove into my parked car (no serious damage). Despite photos and videos of the culprit in his car by a kind member of the public - nothing, not interested. As others have said, they are as likely to take issue with the egger's complaint as the eggee !!
     
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    On a similar subject, i saw this thread on Twitter earlier:
     
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    I hear the term a lot and it applies to the woman in question: snowflake.

    In this generation, everybody wins and there are no losers. Education rewards failure and when in the workplace with something like correcting spelling to a simple word they cannot handle it as they are so used to no receiving critisim.

    It's a serous problem.

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    Yep that
     
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    Anything to get rid of cwr
     
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    What a long winded thread! Thank god I don't use twatter!
     
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    I hope you told the kids you'd had an ouef
     
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    How does education reward failure exactly?
     
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    I remember at school when the naughty kids got rewarded with a trip if they stopped being naughty for a bit.

    My daughter's first school she was more advanced than the other kids and got completely forgotten about, we went in to see the headteacher and she didn't have a clue about who my daughter was after she had been there 2 years. She could tell you exactly who the naughty kids were though as they obviously had more dealings with them.

    In the assemblies it was always kids who hadn't been little twats for a week getting certificates.
     
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    I completely accept your point about lack of recognition for higher achievers. But all your examples aren’t rewarding failure, they’re rewarding a change in behaviour (a success), it’s just those kids have a lower bar for success.
     
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    It does because the kids then play the game, they know if they act up and then stop for a couple of days they will be rewarded for it.

    What incentive is there for a kid to push themselves for no reward when there's kids being rewarded because they haven't shit themselves that day?
     
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