A John Boy Production
Harrison (Harry) is your fourteen year old son. Harry is subject to spanking but you also use restrictive type punishments with him on occasion. Harry is basically a well-behaved boy but he does have a problem with profanity. You have worked with him on this and have talked about when and where it is and isn't appropriate. Harry's issues with use of profanity are much improved and he has learned to keep things "among the guys."
The local city park has a skate park. Harry and his friends are avid skateboarders and enjoy using the skate park. The city parks in your community are subject to a city ordinance prohibiting the use of profanity on city owned properties. (The ordinance is from ages ago and is never enforced.)
The park is a bit of a distance from your home and so you typically drive Harry to the skate park and then pick him up later when he finishes skating.
You have dropped Harry at the park today so he can skate. Harry texts you and says he is ready to come home and so you go to pick him up. As Harry is getting in the car a strange woman who is obviously upset approaches your window and asks if this boy (pointing at Harry) is your son. You confirm he is your son and ask if there is a problem.
The woman starts on an angry tirade about Harry's "vulgar mouth." She says she was seated on a bench near the skate board area and could not enjoy her day in the park because Harry was constantly using the F word and it offended her. The woman reminds you of the city ordinance and says she will be calling the police if you don't do something about your son and his profanity.
Harry then pipes up and tells the woman, "I was with my friends and wasn't talking to you. You could have moved if you didn't like what you were hearing; there's plenty of other benches in the park."
You get Harry to be quiet and assure the woman that you will deal with your son and offer her an apology. She huffs off saying, "You better deal with him or I'll make sure the police do."
Harry tells you that it was "just the guys" at the skate park and he got frustrated when he messed up a trick and "sometimes it just slipped out." Harry then says, "Anyway, she never said anything to any of us about being offended."
How do you deal with your son?
*Harry's lack of helmet is not a consideration for this scenario. You may assume he has one but took it off after skating.