Drawing the Line

Without realizing it, people who might be in an argument or disagreement end up drawing the line. This is not about art but putting a stop to something during a difficult time. For example, parents are continually drawing the line with their children, particularly teenagers. As a parent, we all know that teens push us to the limits. Then we end up grounding them, taking away their electronics and making them miss events they may have hoped to attend. I saw a video in which the mother very definitely drew the line and took her son’s phone away. When she returned home, the entire house was destroyed. He lost his temper and went too far. She was crying, but what does she do now for punishment? I think not only should the phone continue to be banned but that he should clean up the mess and then earn the money for the repairs within the home. In an episode of “The Brady Bunch” Greg was grounded for taking the car without permission. He really tried to bluff his way out of his predicament but his dad was firm. Children need to know limits and understand right from wrong. In life, now, the adults who had only a few limits believe they can say and do anything to anyone, anywhere, any time. All these people who push others around, the new term Karens of the world, need to be taught a strong lesson. Many of these know it alls are now doing time for being so awful. It all goes back to having a conscious I think. Anyone who feels they are exempt from the rules of polite society need to go back to school and take an etiquette class. Actually, given the way the world is today, it would be an excellent class for all school levels so that children learn at an early age in case their parents lack these skills. In the Good Gus series, there were one than one occasion when Sheriff Gus had to draw the line. The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website www.goodgusbooks.com along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Misplaced Trust” is a book you need to read to better understand the importance of protecting your assets for your heirs.  It is available by emailing me at maecharles2008@gmail.com.  Upon receipt of payment of $3.97 you will immediately receive directions to download your copy. Hard copies are available by emailing me at the address above. It is also available on Kindle.