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Old 11-10-04, 09:26 AM
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Schoolboy sues mom for not buying him a PC

http://star-techcentral.com/tech/sto...sec=technology

HONG KONG: An 11-year-old boy in central China took his mother to court for breaking a promise to buy him a computer if he did well at school, a news report said last Monday.

The woman told her son she would buy him a computer if he scored average marks of more than 94% for his school work, the Hong Kong edition of the China Daily reported.

However, she welshed on the deal when he achieved an average of 97%, telling him she could not afford to buy the computer, the newspaper said.

The schoolboy from Xingzheng, Henan province, then went to court asking a judge to make his mother honour the verbal agreement. At the hearing, the judge reconciled the mother and son.

According to the newspaper, the boy gained his knowledge of law after helping his parents with their small business. -- dpa
Old 11-10-04, 09:28 AM
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This is what happens when you do things to make your kids smart. Like teaching them to read.
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i would have whipped his a$$ until crap comes out
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Old enough to bring a suit against me? Old enough for legal emancipation. Pack your @$#% bags, junior.
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Those litigation-happy Chinese.
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Well, that's one less Hong Kong kid out there kicking my ass in Warcraft.
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Originally posted by Groucho
Well, that's one less Hong Kong kid out there kicking my ass in Warcraft.
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Well a verbal agreement is legally binding in many areas. Good for the kid.
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Yeah, well, my mom told me I had a bright future and would be a big success someday.

I'm taking her ass to court.
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Originally posted by VinVega
Well a verbal agreement is legally binding in many areas. Good for the kid.
Too bad the mother faces the firing squad on Friday
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how's she going to learn her lesson if she's not punished?
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Originally posted by nevermind
Too bad the mother faces the firing squad on Friday
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wait a go kid........ you are getting a computer but will be homeless soon
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Too bad the mother faces the firing squad on Friday
That's ultimate irony of the story. He didn't get a PC and now has to pay for the bullet to kill his mother.
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Yeah, and he'll have to sell his abacus or whatever he's using now (in place of the computer he wanted) to pay the bullet bill they send him.
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Duuude... you're gettin a Dell! Not!

I wonder what he has promised others in his lifetime that he has not fulfilled? If the mother had not had to pay Sylvan learning center the thousands of dollars to tutor the mentally deficiant child, he may have had his promise granted!

What an idiot!

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Yikes, ya beat me.
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Originally posted by AGuyNamedMike
Yeah, and he'll have to sell his abacus or whatever he's using now (in place of the computer he wanted) to pay the bullet bill they send him.

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Originally posted by costanza

All the mother has to do is jump on the bullet to avoid getting shot? So the boy is now out of a pc, an abacus, a bullet AND disowned?
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great..now kids are gonna try that here too..
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Oh my Gawd I'm so embarrassed! Before I even click this thread I read the title and thought to myself..."I'll bet this kid is Asian".

Talk about stereotypes that aren't far from the truth!
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Man, I was sore that my mom would leave me alone for days at a time on drunken stupors... Looks like there are really kids who have it worse in other parts of the world.
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This is just silly.

I absolutely hate a liar, but this is still silly.

If the mother couldnt afford it, why did she promise it to begin with? Just say we cant afford it. Not very hard to do.

Silly stupid people with their false promises. Say shut up, we cant afford it now. It's simple and then you dont feel like you lied.

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