An Ivor Production
You have recently started a new job at a small firm. Your employer is a traditionalist who has a rather paternalistic attitude to his staff.
This weekend he has invited you and a couple of other managers, with your families to join him and his family for dinner. You have ascertained from a colleague who has attended one of these dinners before that this will be a fairly formal 'sit down' meal, not a barbecue, and that the boss will expect everyone to dress accordingly.
Your 15 year old son Adam has been moaning for the last few days that he does not want to attend, but you have told him he must. You and your spouse are waiting in the car to depart when Adam emerges.....
Your options seem to be either to get him to go and change or leave him at home. If the former, will he also get paddled before you depart; if the latter will he know he is going to get one when you return?