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By Anonymous / Saturday 23 February 2013 16:13 / United States
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Well, your boyfriend seems like an asshole for wanting to press charges, however granny didn't need to hit him over the head with a vase. Perhaps everyone can sit down and settle things like adults? Hopefully this will teach your boyfriend to keep his rude jokes to himself!

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There are certain jokes you do not make in front of grandmothers. There is also a way to react when some one does or says inappropriate things in your presence. Clubbing them with a vase probably doesn't fit the category.

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Also, the boyfriend could be young and dumb, as most of us were. I expect moronic behavior from a young male teen. That's what they do. However I would expect the grandma to show some wisdom and restraint.

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Ok 83. If it was the girlfriend that made the joke, would she deserve to get hit by the grandfather? Violence is never the answer. I especially hate people who get violent with those that are not allowed to strike back. No one deserves to get hit with a vase for a comment. Wtf happened to being the bigger person?

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The grandma should have respectfully asked her boyfriend to leave if she was offended by the joke. Hitting someone with a vase can cause severe wounds with the glass breaking and resulting in stitches. If it was the other way around and the boyfriend smashed the grandma on the head with a vase because he was offended by a joke I think everyone would agree the boy should be pressed with charges. Why should it be different just because she's an elderly woman? Just because she's elderly she can phy

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The elderly shouldn't get to act like this. The adage "Respect your elders" seems odd to me, you're supposed to earn respect.

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Right. That's just what 100% of young male teens do. It's not as though specific age, parentage, emotional stability, geographical location and cultural background, etc have anything to do with it. If you see a young male teen, we should all just assume they're up to something because of their age and sex, right?

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113- elderly people can't live in the past, they have to follow today's rules, no matter what they grew up with. And I am not going to respect a 80 year old pedophile just because he's old. They need to have accomplished something in their life. They never said they need to keep proving themselves btw, just that they need to do something worthy of respect first

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Whether she spanked her kids or not has nothing to do with it. Those were her children and her way of raising them. Not only was this man not a child he is in know way of relation to her. So whether she's accustomed to spanning children or not has nothing to do with physically harming another because she was offended.

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^ true, but to be fair, how much you make or the house you own are material possessions, its the person you are that counts. Teaching your child right and wrong is really important yes :) but you don't have to be violent, a stern voice and explanation why something is wrong is surely better than beating up your kid?

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There's no excuse for hitting someone. She could very well have tossed him out of her home or told him off. But hit him? No. Both parties are wrong here and OP should say to her boyfriend, "You just don't tell rude jokes like that in front of my family" and to her grandmother, "Grandma, I understand why you're upset, but you just don't cosh people over the head with a vase. If you're offended, use your words."

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I'd just like to point out the fact that you made a whole bunch of spelling and grammar errors while pointing out the stupidity of other people. By your logic you're clearly old yourself... Well over eighty I'd say...

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113- Just a quick FYI. You can still grow to being 80 years old and be a fucking douche. No one deserves respect because of how many years you've spent on this planet. You earn respect based upon your character. Simple enough. Rules don't change when you get older, your view on them does.

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Perhaps he wants to know where you keep your collection of grandmothers. I can fit most of them under my bed, but in retrospect, not the greatest hobby since you have to keep replacing them so often. Not like the babies in the closet.

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I'd take the grandmas side even though she's bat shit crazy. You can replace your bf but not your grandma!

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Do you have a Sword of Seven Grandmothers? I do and it's a bitch to haul around so I just usually leave it back at the cottage but it is a family heirloom so I feel obliged to carry it. How can I go about using it without throwing out my back??

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Oh I don't know, maybe ask him to refrain from using crude humor in her presence? Not assault him.

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I'd expect any reaction that DOESN'T require hitting or any violence. I'd take the boyfriends side since the grandma assaulted him with a vase

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I'd suggest to pick neither side and tell both of them, because the grandma is in the wrong for getting violent and the boyfriend is in the wrong for telling a "joke" horrible enough to make this old woman hit him with a vase. OP should make it clear to them that the behaviour of both of them was wrong and that he/she does not condone either choice.

Well, your boyfriend seems like an asshole for wanting to press charges, however granny didn't need to hit him over the head with a vase. Perhaps everyone can sit down and settle things like adults? Hopefully this will teach your boyfriend to keep his rude jokes to himself!

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So if I were to try to kill you with a vase, I'd get away with having a tea and talking about it? Or does that only go up for killer grannies?

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I'm sorry, but you can kill someone with a good blow to the head. I'm really getting nauseous reading all these comments about how the boyfriend deserved it

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Depending on what the vase is made from, you're absolutely right. Crystal, or worse, stone, can do some real damage. One of those super-cheap Dollarama vases that shatter into a billion pieces if you sneeze on them, maybe not. I still wouldn't want to find out with my head. My boyfriend is smart enough not to tell dirty jokes in front of my grandmother (at least, not the one who can hear), but my grandmother would NOT even dare to bash someone on the head with a vase. Maybe throw her slipper a

Neither of them are right in this situation. No one said you had to take a side. He shouldn't have been rude to your grandmother and she shouldn't have smashed a vase over his head because of it. Plain and simple.

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Telling rude jokes isn't dangerous or against the law. Breaking a vase on someone's head, on the other hand, is. It's pretty clear the grandma is in the wrong, sorry. All she could do was to tell him to shut up or kick him out if it was her house, and nothing else. Being old isn't a free "get out of assault charges" card.

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