Omaha Red Sox wrote: sportsaddict wrote:
Half Massed wrote:What an egotistical woman. I respect her sticking to the rules she set, but not how she went about it. The ad she put out is simply stroking her own ego, and leaving it up after the car has been sold does nothing to counteract that interpretation. She went about this all wrong. Apparently, the situation was shaky at best (i.e. she didn't find him drunk or catch him in the act), but she blew it way out of proportion by posting a very public ad like that.
That's not how you go about teaching your son a lesson. If I were her son, I would just be pissed that she did all that and something that may not have been my mistake became a national news story. That changes the lesson from "my actions have consequences, and I guess I should be more careful even if it's not all my fault" to "my mom's just looking for an excuse to talk herself up." She shifted the focus of the entire situation from him and his actions to herself with that ad.
I completely agree, this was the first thing I thought of when I read this. She's just loving the compliments she's getting and she's not even hiding it.
I'd have no problem with her selling the car or doing something drastic like that but the whole ad thing is to pump herself up.
Think he'll be more careful with his next car and/or when he decides to have a drink with friends? I think it's great and don't interpret this as her stroking her own ego. It's her
son. How would basically demeaning him publicly be making her look good?
I probably wouldn't do the ad thing myself either, but I applaud a mother being a mother and doing the right thing for her child (even if he is 19). Could be worse for this "kid" though. If he were my son he'd be without a car and
I think she could have accomplished the exact same thing by selling the car and/or doing other things, but decided to take it to unnecessary measures to make sure everyone knows how good of a parent she is. Sure, there can be some embarrassment from this ad now that everyone knows what happened, but even now once she's gotten her point across, she's keeping the ad going just to pump herself up as a parent.
The car has been sold, but Hambleton says she will continue the ad for another week -- just for the feedback.
It even says it- "just for the feedback." It's not that she's too "strict," it's just ridiculous how in love she is with herself for doing this.
"Oh, that Lankford and McGee, the trio of 'em. They're a one-man wrecking crew."