Q is for Quagmire

Saturday, April 19, 2014




How would you suggest he get out of the quagmire he’s in?

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  1. Run away from home. Anything would be better than facing the consequences from those lies.

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    1. He'd probably hope for the prodigal son treatment in this case and that all is forgiven. ;)

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  2. Suck it up, Buttercup. Take responsibility for those actions and quit hiding from reality :) It doesn't hurt to look really sad with puppy dog eyes while admitting responsibility!

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  3. Start with telling the truth. Now.

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  4. Tell the truth. Tell both his parents he lied and then offer to work to pay for the car repairs and take any punishment metered out in a dignified manner, accepting full responsibility for his decisions, lies and actions. In this way he begins to man up and become a responsible adult. I am dreaming I am sure, so idealistic and ridiculously in la la land if I think a kid who will lie to both parents, joy ride and smash a parents car and then look for an out would ever be smart enough to actually take responsibility but I live in hope.


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    1. You never know Cecilia. Most teen boys would probably come up with a valid reason why this happened.

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  5. There is only one way if he's to ever have any credibility again -

    You mess up; you 'fess up; you fix up. That's the adult thing to do.

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    1. True that and his credibility issues will be resolved, but for him, this may also be the start of a downward story spiral.

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  6. Church meeting then the movie!
    Nope, have to come clean on this one.

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    1. Thanks, Alex. I wouldn't want to be in his shoes and admit to not only be untrustworthy, but a liar.

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  7. Clearly he is not a good liar. Good liars keep their stories straight. I think he's caught. Definitely would be best to confess, but he has proven that he is not the sharpest knife in the drawer, so I bet he tries to spin it.

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    1. That would work for a story scenario...you know, did yourself into deeper trouble, with no hope of ever recovering.

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  8. Fess up and get it over with. My mom and dad always found out when I didn't tell them the truth. I finally stopped trying to pull off anything like this fella is trying to do.

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    1. It's amazing, but kids always think they're smarter than their parents. Life experience counts for a whole lot.

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  9. I wouldn't suggest anything. He lied, he made the mess, let him get out of it on his own.

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    1. Chrys, I don't think he's bright enough to come up with anything that will same him. :)

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  10. Time to tell the truth, though that wouldn't make for a spicy story. Perhaps there are unforeseen consequences from the truth.

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    1. Ah, now that has sent me into 'what if' territory. He could also be lying to his sister about what he was doing. Thanks.

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  11. Seems he's going to have to cough up the truth and face the consequences... it may be uncomfortable for awhile, but it will pass. Untethered Realms

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  12. LOL. Fess up and tell the truth. I think every parent has heard one of these type confessions.

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  13. Make a clean breast of it is his only option :) He'll be found out anyway, being proactive might make the consequences easier to face.

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  14. I'm with everyone else. It's time to tell the truth. Probably what he should have done in the first place. Funny, when kids try to get away with stuff, that's when bad things happen….

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  15. Since he gave his parents different lies, he just has to confess as he'll be found out. He's make it worse to tell a 3rd lie. Thanks for stopping by earlier.

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  16. Not what I would do because I'm an honest soul...but for fun...tell Mom and Dad he was out with Jane AND his friends on their way to the church group field trip movie night...when he wrecked the car...

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  17. What a great word. I'd say he should just tell the truth and deal with the consequences of it. But I've always been horrendously goody-two-shoe-y.

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  18. Oops...I'd say truth is the best answer. He's already in deep enough! Lies will only make it worse when the truth is inevitably discovered.

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  19. No way out of this one without some pain Joy.

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