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September 13, 2019 • By Dennis Beaver
Who hasn’t heard these two proverbs? “You’ve made your bed, now lie in it.”
“Experience is the best teacher.”
For parents, they are important teaching tools, appropriate to state when our kids have done something that merits an Academy Award for impulsiveness and failure to think things through.
Today’s story is an example of a father who stubbornly refuses to tell his son, “Accept the consequences of your own actions.” Our story began in May with a phone call from “Brian” needing advice about a used car purchase his son made that went south.
Saw an Internet Ad – Red Flags Waving From the start
“My 21 year-old son, ‘Luke’ saw an internet ad for a used Chevy Camaro that really interested him. He phoned the sellers–who were a young couple in San Diego–and they sent him links to videos about the car. The vehicle really looked beautiful and well-maintained.
“It was agreed that they would drive the Camaro to Hanford, where we live, the very next day. However, it was clear they would be very disappointed if Luke did not buy it,” Brian explained…click here to read more