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    Remarkable: First Candidate For "Most Responsible Parent Of 2008"

    Totally Cool: A grown up, responsible "take no shit from her kid" parent. I thought they disappeared around the time Reagan was elected...

    'Mean mom' sells son's car after misdeed

    Wed Jan 9, 8:45 PM ET

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Jane Hambleton has dubbed herself the "meanest mom on the planet." After finding alcohol in her son's car, she decided to sell the car and share her 19-year-old's misdeed with everyone — by placing an ad in the local newspaper.

    The ad reads: "OLDS 1999 Intrigue. Totally uncool parents who obviously don't love teenage son, selling his car. Only driven for three weeks before snoopy mom who needs to get a life found booze under front seat. $3,700/offer. Call meanest mom on the planet."

    Hambleton has heard from people besides interested buyers since recently placing the ad in The Des Moines Register.

    The 48-year-old from Fort Dodge says she has fielded more than 70 telephone calls from emergency room technicians, nurses, school counselors and even a Georgia man who wanted to congratulate her.

    "The ad cost a fortune, but you know what? I'm telling people what happened here," Hambleton says. "I'm not just gonna put the car for resale when there's nothing wrong with it, except the driver made a dumb decision.

    "It's overwhelming the number of calls I've gotten from people saying 'Thank you, it's nice to see a responsible parent.' So far there are no calls from anyone saying, 'You're really strict. You're real overboard, lady.'"

    The only critic is her son, who Hambleton says is "very, very unhappy" with the ad and claims the alcohol was left by a passenger.

    Hambleton believes her son but has decided mercy isn't the best policy in this case. She says she set two rules when she bought the car at Thanksgiving: No booze, and always keep it locked.

    The car has been sold, but Hambleton says she will continue the ad for another week — just for the feedback.


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    Nice.

    I know they always say it and the kid never believes it, but one day he will thank her. One day when one of his friends is tragically killed in a drunk driving accident, he will realize he shouldn't be pissed at his mom, he should be embarrassed that he made such a poor decision.
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    Bravo.

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    Rock on.
    "What we are dealing with here, is a complete lack of respect for the law" - Jackie Gleason, Smokey and the Bandit

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    I got an email with the discipline this Mom handed out. I always thought making them march back in to hand over the goods, apologize and perhaps have to do some sort of restitution was the way to go but this looks like a pretty good punishment too.




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    Way to go, mom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loveevhsince79 View Post


    LMFAO.

 

 

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