Son's Messy Room Leads To Dad's 911 Call

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by themoonisdown09, May 20, 2009.

  1. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601


    Nov 19, 2007
    Georgia, USA
    Article link

    Yeah, wouldn't want to damage his political career!
  2. iShater macrumors 604


    Aug 13, 2002
    Too late for that. :p
  3. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

    Unspoken Demise

    Apr 16, 2009
    I'm not sure where to begin.
    The 28-year-old-ness?
    The school board member being considered a political career?
    Or the fact that this is the first thing I thought of:

  4. jaydub macrumors 6502a


    Jan 12, 2006
    I swear if I ever have a 28-year-old son who lives at home, I'll call myself a failure.
  5. notjustjay macrumors 603


    Sep 19, 2003
    Canada, eh?
    Wow. Talk about spoiled.

    I lived at home when I was 28. But I was not spoiled, I kept my room clean, offered to help out with the household chores (e.g. did not have to be "told"). My parents wanted me to stick around.

    I also paid my parents rent and food money, and paid for some utilities (e.g. high speed internet, satellite TV). In other words, I was living as a responsible, contributing, adult, and not as a dependent, needy child.

    Meanwhile, the money I was NOT spending on living costs, I was saving, and shortly after I bought a townhouse. In a surprise move, my parents gave me back some of the rent money I had paid them, as a contribution toward my down payment. Which was pretty awesome.
  6. Eanair macrumors 6502


    Feb 27, 2009

    You know, when I first read the thread title, my first thought was that the father saw his son's messy room, with lots of things scattered here and there, and thought a robber had broken in and had rifled through his son's belongings looking of something of interest.

    Not quite, apparently.
  7. fireshot91 macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2008
    Northern VA
    My first reaction to the title-

    I thought that it was the son was playing some video games, and was very well camouflaged in with the clothes/crap around in his room. And the father couldn't find him.
  8. darklyt macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2007
    Ditto. They should have just said that to save the son from the embarrassment. This is way worse than "lost son in his messy room and I thought he was missing".
  9. ErikCLDR macrumors 68000

    Jan 14, 2007
    Not that the news article says anything specific as to what actually took place... violence, etc?

    What is with all these idiots calling the police for stupid reasons. Hopefully no one had a real emergency.
  10. Decrepit macrumors 65816


    Sep 6, 2007
    Foothills to the Rocky Mountains
    For those of you dumping on the fact that he is 28, every situation is different.

    In some parts of the world, you simply can't afford to move out of the home until you've been working for a long time. In some cultures, you live at home until you're married.

    When my job headed to India without me a few years back, I moved in with my folks for a few months. It let me leave behind rent payments and gave me a chance to see my parents regularly for the first time in 10+ years.

    There are definitely people out there that have no motivation and are mooching. That could be the parents fault for enabling it. It could just be a lazy child.

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