In what simultaneously has to be one of the most hilariously inspired and gut-wrenching punishments in the history of parental discipline, a local GTA father has set a new standard for puffing penalization.
The man—an elementary school teacher known by the screen name “k_lid”—decided to sell his son’s Christmas present on eBay (a notoriously hard-to-find copy of the best-selling Guitar Hero 3 game) when he returned home from work early to find 15-year-old Isaac sparking the ganja with his crew.
Apparently young Isaac had no idea how close he came to getting his dream gift until after his dad showed him the listing. It seems that Pop had gone through a period of deliberation:
Maybe [giving him the game] would make him stay home more and “rock out” on this fake guitar thing. He pretty much spends all his free time at his friend’s house playing it anyways (while high on marijuana, I would imagine).
He intended to give the game to Junior even after his suspension from school for fighting, but the herbal transgression was simply the last
As of the time of me writing this, he does not know I got him Guitar Hero 3. I will show him the auction once it is posted and we can watch it finish together. Sort of a “father-son bonding experience.”
It is Christmas, though, and dad is still considering getting Isaac a different game, just to show that he cares: “Maybe something like Barbie as the Island Princess or Dancing With the Stars. ”
Oh, yes, he DID just go there! When dad did ultimately show the young horticulturalist the eBay listing, Isaac was “not amused.”
Photo by Scorchez from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.