Well Dr. Spock, perhaps you and I can agree to disagree with regards to what an appropriate response is in dealing with disrespectful children. While you obviously subscribe to the "coddling" and "reward" methodology of child rearing, others here, including myself, may have a different view. And I take exception to your condescending attitude towards myself and others, who decided to call this kid out for his blatant disrespect (notice I didn't use the term "somewhat").
It's fairly obvious his parents are not of the 'teach your kid to respect others, especially your elders' school of thought, which is unfortunate... the School of Hard Knocks, and the University of Hard Mother F**king Facts of Life are always there, ready to teach these kids who's parents failed in giving them the basic skills of getting along in the world.
If you think that we were rough on him here, he has got one rude awakening when he leaves the nest and finds his smart ass out in the real world.
There's nothing condescending about what I'm saying to anybody.
The thing about the thread is that the kid started by being excited about something. I think the whole 'credibility' thing was ok and good advice.
I do, however believe that the mocking of a child, instead of a little constructive feedback is uncalled for. Maybe if somebody would have just said 'Hey, make sure you're typing properly and not using text slang (or whatever it is) so that people can understand you and give you the correct amount of credibility for your questions', or something like that...the kid may have said 'Thank you, I'll keep that in mind'.
But now we'll never know.
Like I said, I hope he passes with flying colours and get his bike. I certainly wish I would have been so fortunate.
...and kid, if you do even happen to read this...be grateful, you're luckier than most...and even though some of the feedback came across as negative mocking, take the positives from it and sort your grammar out in everyday use.
...and motomike, I appreciate your opinion and your own ability to disagree. FYI, my initial response to your bad grammatical mishap was only in jest...hence the
Make it a great day.