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Back when young ScaryDuck worked in the Dole office rather than simply queuing in it, he had to deal with a claimant brought in by his mum. She did all the talking. He was 40 years old.

Have you had to deal with over-protective parents? Get your Dad to tell us all about it.

(, Thu 10 Sep 2009, 15:13)
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After graduating
I spent a year sabbatical running the Students' Union. One of the regular bits of our week was spending every monday doing disciplinaries. These were almost all people who ahd their union cards taken off them on the Wednesday or Friday nights after either a fight, getting so drunk they'd thrown up over themselves or someone else, and every now and again getting caught with drugs.

To protect the license and keep the local plod happy we basically had a zero tolerance policy; fighting got you a minimum 8 week ban, any drugs offense got a life ban.

One memorable week this guy comes into my office for his disciplinary and it turns out he'd got plastered, then did enough coke to turn a whale into a cocky gobshite for a week, then - completely unprovoked - walked up to one of security girls and whacked her in the face.

He was absolutely furious that we gave him a life ban. Couldn't understand why he couldn't just pay a fine and be back in the union that week. Tells us we're going to hear from his lawyer (fat chance that would do anything - private members clubs can pretty much do what they like).

So a week later we haven't heard anything from any lawyers. What does happen, however, is the guy makes an appointment to come in and see us. The next day he rocks up with - yes, you've guessed it - his mum.

What follows is an hour of him sobbing, and his mum trying to justify drug taking and assault as minor infractions that we were being completely unreasonable about.

The *really* tragic thing was that this was a 21 year old who was going to graduate in 4 months.
(, Wed 16 Sep 2009, 16:35, 4 replies)
Caught with drugs?
*pfft* you'd have to be pretty stupid to let that happen....
(, Wed 16 Sep 2009, 16:36, closed)
True that!
I've never been caught - not by Customs & Excise, bouncers at some shitty club, bouncers at the pub nor by the landlady of a local pub.

You have to be very silly to get caught.
(, Wed 16 Sep 2009, 17:07, closed)
*slow clap*
(, Wed 16 Sep 2009, 17:30, closed)
Scary shit, this...
I would hope at the very least this cunt got a bit of a kicking after assaulting the member of staff - its the least he deserved by the sound of it. And as for his mum sticking up for him... well, that's just fucked.
(, Wed 16 Sep 2009, 16:42, closed)

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