One Reddit dad drew inspiration from Liam Neeson’s popular movie ‘Taken’, to get his kids to put their dirty dishes in the dishwasher.
Few things scare teenagers more than threatening to pull access to the Internet, as one dad proves in a recent Reddit post. “My teenagers refuse to put their dishes in the dishwasher,” posted dad Shane Labuzan, “So I put this above the sink.”
The note mimics Neeson’s famous quote from the 2008 movie Taken, wowever, the father of two doesn’t go as far as to threaten his kids’ lives. He simply threatens to take away their Wi-Fi and data plans.
The note reads, “I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for a maid to clean up after you, I can tell you I don’t do that. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills. Skill I have acquired over a very long lifetime. Skills that make me an expert in home WiFi systems and Cellular Data plans. If you clean up your own kitchen mess, that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you. I will not pursue you. But if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you… AND I WILL DISCONNECT YOU.”
The response on Reddit is mixed, with some praising his creativity while others calling this a controversial method of discipline.
“Rather clever and awesome! I will have to ‘borrow’ this idea for things other than dishes… i.e. doing their laundry, cleaning up the bathroom,” wrote Reddit user SS-IT2.
“This is what I fear about having kids one day. … How did they get that way? Is it your fault? Who is to blame? I don’t get it. Tell me, so I know what to avoid when I have them one day,” user GlenCoco511 questioned.
But the father assured his audience that his kids aren’t bad, just typical messy teenagers. “Actually, my kids have their s–t together,” he followed up on Reddit. “My oldest graduated high school a semester early and then got a 30 hour a week job to save money for college. My youngest has a 3.95 GPA in all IB classes and picked up a summer job for 30 hours a week. When it comes to the ‘big rocks’ of life, they are squared away. They’re just f–king slobs.”
What you do think? Did this dad take it too far? Please let us know, or I will find you, and … naw, it’s totally up to you.