Raising a teenager is no walk in the park because, as everybody knows, teenagers are some of the most terrible excuses for human beings. (No really, I was a terrible teenager and you probably were were, too.) This means that some parents have to get creative in dealing with particularly troublesome teens. One Florida dad is getting some attention for his, shall we say, “unconventional” parenting methods after he took things to the extreme by publicly shaming his dope smoking “thug” of a son and selling the boy’s vehicle on Craigslist.
Allan Gieger Jr. posted the ad for the ’98 Ford Explorer (still live at the time of this writing) back on May 31, which has now gone viral along with an accompanying Facebook post that has been shared over 1,500 times.
I have my sons truck up for sale that I bought for him as his first car, he thinks it’s cool to drive around with his friends smokin dope and acting all thug and especially not showing me and my wife the respect that we deserve. This was a vehicle to finish school in, get a decent job and get a head start on life but chose to throw it all away because his friends would rather have an influence on him more than me! Now he can put those Jordans to use walk his ass off on these hot summer days! It has ice cold air and power everything! It’s dirty as hell inside and out because he didn’t respect it and take pride, seems to drive well but needs a few parts because it squeaks! I just put new tires on it that he never paid me for because dope was more important and driver seat doesn’t come all the way up, I guess cause cops kept riding by!
As if that wasn’t bad enough, Gieger added insult to injury:
If you live on the WESTSIDE I’ll take $250 off the price just so he sees it every now and then so it’ll remind him of how good he had it! I have title in hand!
Gieger later told CNN that he only had his son’s best interests at heart, and that the truck sold in just two hours.
“It’s been an eye-opening experience,” the dad told CNN. “He’s started talking to me about helping him reach his new set of goals.”
Though the truck belongs to someone else now, Gieger says he’s leaving the post up for good measure — a reminder to keep his son in line.
Although some people may think Gieger’s methods were harsh, he says that he’s received mostly supportive messages and phone calls from other parents. So let this be a warning to all you dope smoking, parent-disrespecting teen degenerates out there! Keep it in line or you might also be pounding the pavement this summer.