"...I'm just a very bad Wizard"

@ElicBxn (60884)
United States
June 8, 2010 5:36pm CST
A quote from the movie/musical The Wizard of Oz. http://www.allmusicals.com/lyrics/wizardofozthe/dingdongthewitchisdeadreprise.htm But I often feel that way about things around me. I look at something and think "that's a good - whatever - just not good for what its trying to do." I know people who are basically decent people, but they get into something they shouldn't and end up in trouble. One example. The roomie's nephew is a good kid. But when he would get over to his mother's place, she would go to work and leave him alone all day, and sometimes into the night - because she'd leave work and go drinking. So, he'd get bored. One time her then current boyfriend's son was over with a pellet gun. He talked the nephew to going outside and shooting it. Pretty soon, along come the police and they get in trouble for firing the pellet gun inside the city limits. Now, I don't know if the other kid knew it was against the law, I'll give him the benefit of the doubt, and say he didn't. Still, the nephew got in trouble. For a while there, EVERY time he went to his mother's he got in trouble, a lot of the time with this other kid, but sometimes on his own. For example, she was living at that time in a town that had a curfew after 9 p.m. for kids under 16. Well, again, he didn't know about this law, but along come the police and again he's in trouble, EVEN THO he was only out in the yard of her place. Now, where was his mom? Drinking. It got to the point where he was ONLY going to his mom's because he didn't want the fights with her when he didn't go. Then, last year, he got finally fed up and told her that he wasn't coming any more. He was right, she caused a good bit of grief right at first, but he stood his ground and told her that he didn't see the point in going over since she was NEVER THERE! Ya know, he's not been in trouble SINCE with the law. Oh, he's gotten called on the carpet from his grandparents, who he lives with, about not letting them know where he was a few times, but not like he was when he was visiting his mother. I'm sure you guys can tell me stories about how someone you know is basically decent, but somehow get in trouble. They get talked into things or go someplace they probably knew better than to go to. I've been pretty good for a while, I'd probably have to go back 10 years to find an example of my own, and with my bad memory, I can't think of anything off hand more recent. How about you? Can you think of an example - doesn't have to be your own if you don't want to fess up...
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• United States
10 Jun 10
That poor kid was set up. Why didn't the family courts get involved when the law kept getting involved whenever he went to visit the mother?
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
10 Jun 10
the other kid also got in trouble, but the dad wasn't willing to go after the mom because he didn't want it to come out that he wasn't actually raising the kid, his parents are
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• United States
11 Jun 10
That's just crappy parenting!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
9 Jun 10
i FEEL sorry for kids that have that kind of parent & she should be ashamed of herself. I hate a drunk, had bad dealings w/two my ex & my mother. I'm glad he has quit going to her house. iI use to do alot of things i shouldn't do but have stopped them now, i hope. I don't mean i'm perfect, far from it but i do try to do right.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
9 Jun 10
I do too, and we totally supported him when we heard he had stopped. After all, she couldn't FORCE him to do visitations at that point, just like she couldn't FORCE him to live with her anymore...
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
10 Jun 10
Good for y'all, that's what he needed love & support, bless his heart.
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@cerebellum (3871)
• United States
10 Jun 10
It sounds like the nephew just wanted some attention. I can't understand why she wanted him to be there and then not come home. I can't think of any stores, of mine or anyone else's.
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
10 Jun 10
its a power trip "You prove you love me by coming." but she still had to work her job, and of course she couldn't consider that he's waiting there at her place for her to come home, he's already proved he loved her by coming. She doesn't have to prove anything. Her mother had sugar daddies to take care of her, and she was always looking for a guy to take care of her. (not the brightest candle in the chandelier)
@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
9 Jun 10
My son got into trouble the summer before his freshman year at high school. He shop lifted some stuff and vandalized the high school with a couple of friends. He was lucky to only get probation and community service. I am glad to say he learned his lesson. When his step-sister was caught stealing from a store he is the one who came down hard on her.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
9 Jun 10
Ya know, that's funny actually - my brother could do ANYTHING - but let me even hint I might and **BAM** down on me like a ton of BRICKS!
• Philippines
9 Jun 10
I really think it is all a mindset.... Be good, stay good, or be good, and once in a while don't care I you done bad, or Whatever....?