A Murray Campbell Production
Tony your 14-year-old son has just about finished his Saturday chores, his last one is the shopping. His Mom gives him her shopping list. First call is the grocers and then the butcher to get the meat for the Sunday roast.
When he gets back home you give him his weekly allowance, part of which goes toward the money he’s saving for the summer vacation. He tells you that he’s going into town to have a look around the shops. The central business district in the town where you live is quite small in comparison to the one in city, which is ten miles away. For one thing, the city has a far greater variety of stores.
Tony has often been to the city on his own, you don’t mind this provided he tells you where he’s going first. However, he has said that he’s only going into town today. It’s only a five minute walk from your home to the bus stop and when Tony gets there he sees the bus to the city is waiting at the bus stop. Seeing it there he has a last minute change of mind and decides to board the bus.
About a couple of hours later, there is a knock at the door; you open it to find a police officer standing on the doorstep. He asks if you are the father of Anthony Polovski, and when you tell him you are he asks if he might come into the house to have a word with you. You invite him in and take him into the lounge.
When seated the officer tells you Tony was involved in an accident with a car, he’s OK, but he has a superficial injury which is a friction burn to his left buttock as a result of being dragged by the car involved in the accident. The doctor at the hospital says, Tony will be discharged from the hospital once he has had his injury treated and has been given a tetanus injection.
Its mid afternoon that Tony is brought home in a police car. When he gets out of it he limps into the house. Tony is sorry that he made a last minute decision to go to the city rather than the town, without asking you if he could go. In view of this what is your reaction and is a spanking on the cards?