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01/09/2008 10:09 PM ID: 67567 Permalink   

Coolest Meanest Mom In The World

 

A Des Moines, Iowa mom found alcohol in her 19 year old sons car. The car was only driven three weeks before Jane Hambleton looked under the front seat of her sons car and found a bottle of booze.

The terrible mother has recieved mumerous calls after placing this ad:

"OLDS 1999 Intrigue. Totally uncool parents who obviously don't love teenage son, selling his car. Only driven for three weeks before snoopy mom who needs to get a life found booze under front seat. $3,700/offer. Call meanest mom on the planet."

 
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  23 Comments
  
  No I am not...  
 
the meanest Mom in the world, how dare you. :P
 
  by: captainJane     01/09/2008 10:15 PM     
  Well  
 
I wonder if she was expecting this kind of publicity. I heard this on national radio this morning too. I expect it's been on TV as well. Before you know it she'll be interviewed on Leno!
 
  by: ZCT     01/09/2008 11:16 PM     
  Go Get Him Mom  
 
She is taking responsibility.
He may be walking and cursing, but he is alive and well and stands a better chance of staying that way because of her.
Lucky Boy, She cares.
 
  by: ichi     01/10/2008 06:20 AM     
  Sounds like  
 
The father who sold his Guitar Hero III for thousands of dollars on eBay with a similar tale.
 
  by: lauriesman     01/10/2008 07:24 AM     
  Man  
 
I thought I was the meanest mom, but mine don't drive yet.

Good for her! I wish more parents gave a damn what their kids were doing. And even if it is his friends booze he knew the rules when he got the car. This story gave me goosebumps and teared me up. One less kid getting pulled over or worse yet brought in the ER dead or having killed someone else.

One of these days that boy will look back and realise how great his parents really are.
 
  by: TaraB     01/10/2008 07:27 AM     
  I'd understand  
 
If the guy was 14 or 15 but 19? The drinking laws in America are incredibly harsh. You can vote, have sen, drive, get a job, smoke, buy a house and a host of other things but you can't drink. College fun in America must be seriously restrictive if you can't legally buy alcohol. This kid should move to the UK and relax.
 
  by: barryriley   01/10/2008 02:07 PM     
  Plus...  
 
...there's no indication that he was drink driving, or about to drink drive. I have beer in my car all the time from when I've stayed round at friends'/been to a party/just bought it etc.
 
  by: barryriley   01/10/2008 02:09 PM     
  To: barryriley  
 
It is irrelevant what the drinking age is in the US in regards to this situation.

The mother of the 19 year old bought him a car with the rule stipulating NO ALCOHOL.

It doesn't matter if he was drinking or not. He broke the rules!

Also, having gone to college in the US, I can assure you, US college students know how to have a good time. Having done my Masters degree in the UK, I can assure that 19 year old UK students are not much differnt.

So, no he doesn't need to come to the UK and relax. He needs to learn that as long as Mom is paying for his car, she makes the rules!
 
  by: Autumnbanter   01/10/2008 02:26 PM     
  Good move mom.  
 
Totally agree with mom here.

Doesn't matter that he is 19 years old, a legal adult. She bought the car, he lives under her roof, it's her rules.

Not to mention he isn't old enough to drink.

Hell, i wouldn't card if my kid was 21 or older if for some reason they lived with me and i paid for the car and found open booze, under the seat, I'd do the same thing, legal drinking age or not.

Doesn't matter how old you are, booze under the seat are illegal if opened.

It's a safety issue, not an age issue.

 
  by: Corwin Killroy   01/10/2008 08:41 PM     
  US Drinking Age Limit  
 
I believe it is ridiculous, too. American kids end up going to college where they binge drink and cause tremendous damage to themselves on different levels: health, relationships, grades, etc...

I've seen the flip side of this- went from the US to living in a European country where they don't care how old you are when you start drinking (even selling beer to 10 year olds at kiosks)-- This country holds the record for highest number of alchoholics per capita in the EU, along with the titles of 'most depressed', 'worst driving', and 'least friendly'. (yet, strangely, it is the least tolerant of cannabis use in the EU, too!?)

18 as a limit, along with GOOD parental guidance during the teen years through behaviour modelling and straight talk, plus good intolerance and support from police and community for drunk driving is the better way to go.
 
  by: theironboard     01/10/2008 08:59 PM     
  of course  
 
When she was growing up, her much more responsible generation was able to buy booze at the age of 18.

Us youngins today are just so much more reckless and stupid so we need to wait until we are 21.

Yours truly,
Bitter 20 year old, nearly 21
 
  by: reverend j roach     01/10/2008 09:28 PM     
  Mom of the Year  
 
Jane Hambleton should get the "Dr. Laura" Mom award of the year! Jane has most likely prevented the death of an innocent person.
 
  by: blmtoys   01/10/2008 10:18 PM     
  what mom did  
 
I don't have a problem with mom selling the car but I do have a problem with the public spectacle she has made of her son. How much humiliation will he receive for years to come? Losing his car should be enough but now his mom has made sure that he might suffer some mental trauma in the future and become stigmatized. Is that love? He should try to take some pictures of the b*tch in the nude and put them on the internet.
 
  by: John E Angel     01/11/2008 12:10 AM     
  eek!  
 
Why punish the public with pics of MILRAFs (Moms I'd Like to Run Away From)?

 
  by: theironboard     01/11/2008 12:21 AM     
  Great Idea!  
 
I think this is a fantastic way to deal with the situation, humiliation included.

Humiliation helps you to learn. As a young teen I once stole lollies from a shop - yep it was the important things! - when my Mum found out she took me back to the shop and made me explain what I had done. The embarressment of that was a much stronger lesson then the grounding which accompanied it.
 
  by: Convivial   01/11/2008 01:38 AM     
  @JohnAngel  
 
I don't think the spectacle she made will have any negative effect on him.

I think his peers will enjoy the ad and not bring him down for it. "Haha, dude that sucks, brah. But your mom's f*ckin' funny man! What a beeyotch, lol!"

If she would've gone to some PTA meeting and made a big deal there, then kids would make fun of him.
 
  by: jonnysodoff   01/11/2008 08:38 PM     
  21  
 
Im Canadian,i dont understand your countries policy on many things including liquor. Are you or are you not and adult at 18? You can inlist in the army buy cigarettes sign contracts, but cant enjoy a beer after work? mountain dew?
 
  by: voxerly   01/12/2008 12:01 AM     
  Public humiliation  
 
is a primitive tradition and it's use and condoned use in this day and age is only by those with neanderthal mentalities.
 
  by: John E Angel     01/12/2008 12:38 AM     
  @John E  
 
"Public humiliation is a primitive tradition and it's use and condoned use in this day and age is only by those with neanderthal mentalities"

I don't agree with what you say and i think saying what you did is just a cop out without expressing any real reason behind your argument
 
  by: rockaholic   01/14/2008 02:38 AM     
  @rockaholic  
 
go look it up, 'public humiliation'. This prehistoric conduct belongs back in the dark ages. Last I checked it was 2008. We try so hard to be a modern society but often refuse to let go of deep-rooted custom and rituals from times of yore. And as to your comment ' think saying what you did is just a cop out without expressing any real reason behind your argument'. I am expressing an opinion. That's what we do here.
 
  by: John E Angel     01/14/2008 04:14 PM     
  @ John  
 
You do what works. The best one I remember is the guy who stood with his kid who wore a sign saying "I got busted selling drugs" for 2 hours a day for 3 days by a busy highway. The kid said he'd never go near the stuff again, cause he knew what was coming next. If it gets the message through, its worth it.
 
  by: brinlong     01/14/2008 10:03 PM     
  "public humiliation?"  
 
There's some whackjob ranting about that in the comments section of the source, too. Not to say that people here are quite as wacky about it, but really, how is this going to haunt him? The general public will have forgotten by next week, and I don't remember the last time the topic of embarrassing teenage car situations came up when getting together with the people I knew when I was 19. Hopefully a few newer, bigger things come up in his life than when mom sold his car.
 
  by: MomentOfClarity     01/16/2008 06:47 PM     
  .  
 
terrible mother has recieved mumerous calls after placing this... mumerous is not a word... I 'assume' you meant 'numerous'.
 
  by: FreakKeeper     09/07/2008 12:58 PM     
 
 
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