An Ivor Production
Are you going to assist him in meeting that cost?
Will he have to make a payment with his hide?
(Those plimsolls look like they could be ideal for a sound slippering)
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DittoAFinch wrote:Was Brandon injured when the bin collapsed? That would make a difference to my answer.
Either way, though, I can't believe in this day a bin for public use by a city would be so flimsy as to collapse under the weight of a boy that small. At least in this country, the lawyers would be wetting themselves in anticipation of a big payout from the city. Paying an exorbitant replacement cost just doesn't compute for me.
I'm going to settle for a talk. I'd bet this was a peer pressure stunt, rather than something he thought up on his own. I'd imagine he's embarrassed, and maybe already a bit the worse for wear from his fall. Beyond making she he knows how lucky he was to not have been really injured, I can't see where a spanking (or strapping) is going to teach the lesson that even teenagers aren't invincible any better than the "natural consequences" have.
David M. Katz wrote:Doing a ditto on Kier and JB. But, TB is right, it's not a litter bin but a traffic signal so the ramifications might be a bit more serious.
ivor wrote:The author takes the blame!
The idea of it being a walk/wait sign never occurred to me, but I agree it is much more likely.
However, I do strongly disagree that either would have to be built strongly enough to withstand the weight of a 15 yr old kid standing on them. Although if it was in the US maybe anything is possible.........
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