1980 to 2010


Johnny and Mark get into a fight after school.

1980 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end
up good pals.

2010 - Police called, arrest Johnny and Mark. Charge them with
assault, both expelled even though Johnny started it. Both children
go to anger management programs for 3 months. School board hold
meeting to impliment bullying prevention programs

Robbie won’t sit still in class, disrupts other students.

1980 - Robbie sent to office and given 6 of the belt by the
Head Teacher. Robbie returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class

2010 - Robbie given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. Tested
for ADD. Robbie’s parents get fortnightly disability payments and
School gets extra funding from the state because Robbie has a disability.

Scenario :
Billy breaks a window in his neighbor’s car and his Dad gives him a
skelping with his belt.

1980 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to
college and becomes a successful businessman.

2010 - Billy’s dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy removed to
foster care and joins a gang. Psychologist tells Billy’s
sister that she remembers being abused herself and their dad goes to

Scenario :
Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.

1980 - Mark gets glass of water from Head Teacher to take aspirin with.

2010 - Police called, Mark expelled from school for drug violations.
Car searched for drugs and weapons.

Scenario :
Johnny takes apart leftover firework from Guy Fawkes night, puts them
in a model airplane paint bottle, blows up an ants nest.

1980 - Ants die.

2010- Police Force, MI6 & Anti-terrorism Squad called. Johnny
charged with domestic terrorism, MI6 investigate parents, siblings
removed from home, computers confiscated. Johnny’s Dad goes on a
terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.

Scenario :
Johnny falls while running during playtime and scrapes his knee. He is
found crying by his teacher, Mary . Mary hugs him to comfort him.

1980 - In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing.

2010 - Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job.
She faces 3 years in Prison. Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy.


never a truer word spoken in jest :frowning:

This is so true, what sort of society are we living in.

Could the last one out please close the door

So true! :doze:

Hey loo on the bright side… the 80’s was Thatcher Tory hell… 2010 we voted the Tories back in… either the end of the world is nigh, or things might just improve… depends on your point of view…

Oh yeah and its her 85th birthday today… Never seen so much spit on the pavement :wink:

I agree with most… but the ones with the Belt has the following likely outcomes:

After being hit with belt so many times Johnny, Robbie or Mark have got so used to it they see violence as a normal thing. On a night out they bash someone’s head in because he looked them the wrong way…