Justice Giveth, then It Taketh Away
January 25, 2007 6 Comments
Eldest Son, who was caught fare-dodging on the buses, had to go to court on 15th January. Being as he was Guilty as
Sin Charged, we filled in the paperwork, and posted it off to The Court.
Got the verdict back today. Even though we pointed out that a) we gave him money for the bus and b) he is a student and has NO FUCKING MONEY, The Court, in its infinite wisdom, decided to charge him £100 – exactly the compensation awarded Youngest yesterday.
Well, Eldest Son, looks like you are gonna learn painting and decorating, and general household maintenance to pay off your debt. Either that, or get a job.
He is lucky though – he has been kicked out of college, got back into college on a very minimal course, and then (thanks to Husband and his polemic) got taken back into college for two full days to complete at least Part A of his course, with the option to take Part B of the course anytime over the next 5 years. And he (Eldest) was genuinely pleased at this – I think the realisation that people do get kicked out of colleege with no qualifications was an eye-opener for him.