A father desperate to control his trouble causing son devised an ingenious way to make sure his badly behaved boy paid attention during physics, he went to school with him.
17-year-old Brad Howard’s parents were constantly receiving phone calls and reports that their son was misbehaving during his early morning physics class.
Eventually Brad’s dad got so sick and tired of the complaints he delivered an ultimatum, if he received one more call about his son’s behaviour then he would pay him a special visit during school.
Inevitably though Brad couldn’t help himself and the family received another call…
So on Friday morning Brad’s dad got up and made his way to his son’s class something that surprised Brad who didn’t expect his dad to deliver on the threat.
Brad explained To Buzzfeed:
I didn’t even notice him until after I had said hi to all of my friends, but I was super shocked.
My dad told my brother if he got another call from the physics teacher complaining he would go sit in his class..dad got another call ? pic.twitter.com/zteNyXqhpy
— Molli Howard (@mollih04) May 5, 2017
While Brad was mortified at his dad’s appearance his friends loved his visit presumably because they enjoyed watching him squirm in embarrassment.
Brad’s sister later posted on Twitter a photo proving her dad really did attend the class, posting:”My dad told my brother if he got another call from the physics teacher complaining he would go sit in his class.. dad got another call.”
Of course people on Twitter found the whole debacle hilarious with others sympathising with Brad because their parents had pulled similar stunt.
My parents would threaten all the time. https://t.co/WVjAiHeH8c
— ANEETUH ? (@Nita_Ocampo_) May 6, 2017
hahahahahahaha shut up! i love this
— Brooke G (@ohmybrookey) May 7, 2017
Greatness! This is just good parenting.
— Don McEvoy (@The_Coach_Mac) May 5, 2017
My parents threatened me so much with this https://t.co/figKP07wT5
— Tony (@Coletucker4202) May 6, 2017
Meanwhile Brad’s dad has said while te taecher was grateful for his visit (We’re guessing Brad behaved himself) he won’t be ‘babysitting’ his son again.
Here’s hoping Brad learned his lesson.
More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism.
Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV.
He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.