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An inventive punishment

This is one for all those fathers out there who a having problems with teenage offspring. When your son or daughter gets all teenage stroppy, as happens from time to time, how about banning them from going to school? Original. However if my father had said ‘Son. You are not going to school today as a punishment for nearly destroying the sofa with your gunpowder experiments (Er, don’t ask…).’ I would have outwardly looked good and peeved, possibly, but inside I would have been jumping for joy.

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Well, this is not how a teenage daughter took to her being banned from going to school. She actually escaped from her house, made it to the bus stop and got to school. Her father realised what was going on, probably when he discovered that she had done her history homework or something, hopped on his motorbike and rode of to his daughters school, where, having apprehended his runaway daughter, he tried to drag her back to the family abode. A teacher and classmates intervened and the police, who usually hang around on traffic duty outside the school, where called in.

Don’t know what will happen to the father. Never ever heard of anyone actually preventing their children from going to school before. My, Italy is a complex place.

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