Pissed Off Dad Shoots His Daughter's Laptop

The following video has gone viral and I thought it would make an interesting piece for conversation.  A father who works in IT discovered a disrespectful post on his daughter’s facebook page and decided to resolve the issue by emptying his gun into his daughters lap top. He then placed the video on her facebook page for all of her friends to see.

transcript below fold.

Good afternoon it’s February 7th, 2012. This is for my daughter Hannah and more importantly for all of her friends on Facebook, who thought that her little rebellious post was cute.  And for all the parents out there who think that their kids who don’t post bad stuff on Facebook, well, I’m gonna read you one. I took this off my daughter’s Facebook wall and she thought she was being smart by blocking her parents from being able to see it.

Hannah you were grounded for three months for doing something very similar to this. I would have thought that with a father who worked in IT for a living that you would have had better sense than to do it again. Well, I just spent about 6 hours yesterday updating your computer for you, fixing it and I spent about a 130$ on software, and today, I ran across a page on your Facebook page that you didn’t think that I would be able to see. So, since you want to hide it from everyone, I’m going to share it with everybody. This is called to my parents by the way.

To my parents,

I’m not your damn slave.  It’s not my responsibility to clean up your damn shit.  We have a cleaning lady for a reason. Her name is Linda not Hannah.  If you want coffee, get off your ass and get it yourself. If you want a garden, shovel the fertilizer yourself. Don’t sit on your ass and watch me do it.  If you walk into the house and get mud all over the floor that I just cleaned, be my guest but clean it up after you are done getting shit everywhere.  I’m tired of cleaning up after you.  You tell me at least once a day that I need to get a job. (and I love this part) You could just pay me for all of the shit that I do around the house. (seriously? Are you kidding me? I’ll get to that in a minute) Everyday when I get home from school, I have to do dishes, clean the counter tops, sweep all the floors, make all the beds, do the laundry and do the trash. I’m not even going to mention all of the work that I do around your clinic.  If I don’t do that everyday, I get grounded.  Do you know how hard it is to keep up with chores and schoolwork?  It’s freaking crazy.  I go to school at 10 every night ’cause I’m too tired to stay up any longer to do anything else. I have to get up at 5am to get ready for school and on weekends I have to sleep with my door locked so my little brother doesn’t wake me up at 6.  (That part’s true) This is all true (this is what she said). I’m tired of this bullshit.  The next time I have to pour a cup of coffee, I’m going to flip shit.  I have no idea how I have a life. I’m going to hate to see the day when you get to be too old to wipe your ass and call me asking for help.  I won’t be there.

Signed your pissed kid,

Okay, I’m going to address a few of these.  We have a lady that cleans the house for us as a favor to trade off some services.  She is not – and you will never again refer to her as the cleaning lady.  That lady works harder in one day than you ever have in your life. 

Pay you?  Seriously? You want me to pay you for the chores you’re supposed to do around the house.  When you come home from school, you have a list of chores that are on the wall because you can’t remember them if you don’t.  They are ummm, sweep the living room and kitchen floor, which total would take you about 3 minutes.  If he counter tops are dirty, wipe them down, which takes about a minute.  If the dishwasher is full and been run, then empty it and put the dishes away. If it’s not then be sure all the glasses and stuff are in the dishwasher.  If you have any laundry of your own, do it and if your bed is unmade, do it.  You don’t have to make my laundry and you don’t have to make my bed. You don’t have to make the guest bed.  You have to make your own bed.  Once a month I suppose you probably have to make the guest bed.  But uh, pay you for chores? Are you out of your mind?

You are 15 going on 16 years old.  You want things for your laptop. You want a new battery, you want a new chord, you want a new camera,  and phone, you want a new Ipod, but you won’t get off your lazy ass to even look for a job. The only job that you applied to is the one I made you apply to and I got the application for you.  You’ve been to busy to even carry that back.  When I was your age, I had moved out of the house, lived on my own and went to college, while in high school worked two jobs, was a volunteer fireman and still went to school.  Your responsibilities include getting on time and getting on the bus.  That’s the end of your responsibility each day.

You don’t that hard a life, but you’re about to. I warned you months ago what would happen if you pulled a stunt on Facebook like that again. The last time you were grounded, and quite frankly I’ve forgotten now, but it was fairly childish too. You know we took away the computer, that kind of thing – no cell phone, no Facebook. Umm, and I told you that ever happened again that it would be a lot worse. And I was really close that day to putting a bullet through your laptop. Now this time I just spent all of my time, blew half my day, upgrading your laptop, upgrading your software. Umm I spent about 130 bucks for software, you know to get everything you needed, the way that you wanted it for school. You don’t have to worry about buying a new laptop battery, you don’t have to worry about being a new power cord, you don’t have to worry about being a new camera, ’cause you won’t be using any of it until probably college.  Ummm, I don’t know how to say how disappointed I am in you and how disrespectful you are to every single adult in your life. Well kid, you’ve got it easy, way easy.  It’s about to get hard, a whole lot harder today, ’cause you’re not going to see this, and for all I know you’re not ever going to see it but as soon as I see it, I’m going to post this on your Facebook will. So all those kids who thought it were cool, just watch whats going to happen and all of the parents will get the idea to put a boot up their kids ass.  There was more curse words in that post – just ridiculous. Not happening disrespectful to me, your mom, your step mother, your family, your friends and yourself.  So I’m going to put a stop to this right now.

He then gets up a empties his gun into her laptop.

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