Skip to comments.‘Entitled’ Son to Shop at Goodwill to Teach Him Humility
Posted on 04/01/2018 5:09:20 AM PDT by Hojczyk
A Georgia mother gave her 13-year-old son a lesson in humility after she noticed he was belittling his classmates at school for shopping at stores like Walmart and Goodwill.
Cierra Brittany Forney, fed up with her sons entitled attitude, decided to serve him a slice of humble pie by making him shop at the Goodwill store he mocked his classmates for shopping atand posted about the experience on Facebook.
I dont tolerate that, Forney wrote. Today, he took his own ($20) to the goodwill to buy clothes to wear the entire week to school. Whatever he found is what he would have to wear. He isnt happy and shed a few tears but I firmly believe in 15 years he will look back and laugh at the day his Mom made him shop at goodwill.
children was partly to blame for her sons attitude but that she is trying to curb that habit.
advertisement I had my son when I was 15 and my husband was 17, and because we had our kids so young, we were adamant that they werent going to go without because of our decision. So we spoiled them, she said.
Despite her sons initial reluctance to embrace his mothers wisdom, Forney says he is being a good sport about it and starting to let the message sink in.
Hes getting what Im saying, she said. Hes been a good sport.
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I don’t know whether being “humbled” on Facebook will teach him humility ... it might teach him that his mother is an attention-seeking neurotic. However, if he spends some time at thrift stores and sees what can be purchased for nearly nothing, he may grow up thrifty.
Personally, I think Goodwill is too expensive. I go to The Salvation Army store on half-price day.
A lesson in humility...or humiliation?
I hope the lesson sinks in.
I agree. The SA is a wonderful store and doesn’t exploit. Locally, we have Mennonite operated thrift shops, too. What can be found for a song is amazing.
Funny. You dont have to shop at Goodwill, you get to! Lately it seems that bargains are hard to find there. Shopping at Walmart is lowbrow. Goodwill is penny pinching and there was is no embarrassment in that. If she wants to shame him send him to DG for clothes or Sears.
>>to buy clothes to wear the entire week to school
A whole week of wearing poor people’s clothes. Oh, the humanity! /s
Good post, definitely click-worthy! I always enjoy reading the comments after the original article, some insightful, some comedy gold. One mother told of her teenage daughter leading her entire contingent of friends into outfitting themselves out of the thrift store. It reminded me of a 1970s HS friend who went that route our junior year. His dad was county attorney so it wasn’t about money. One particularly memorable outfit was overalls and a recycled Postal Service uniform shirt.
BTW, that HS friend just retired after a career of following after his dad: county attorney then judge.
Cierra Brittany Forney? Sounds like her mother shopped for that name at some secondhand brain store.
Being thrifty is a good lesson to learn at a young age. We always tried to instill that value in our boys. I’d say it worked. My older son makes about 150K per year yet he still has the same car he bought after college 10 years ago. He’s says it is low mileage and works fine. Same with the other son. We go to thrift stores frequently.
Being poor is something you never forget.
Gee, we live here in Georgia, and my daughter was thrilled to get a nice prom dress with a little jacket (homeschoolers prom) for $15!
One week experiment
Water off a duck ‘s back
Why did mommy feel the need to post about this on Facebook? That’s what turned this from humility to humiliation. Parent in private.
Hell, thirteen-year-olds are running the country now, near as I can tell.
I think she was trying to teach him humility by going to Goodwill. I would also make him volunteer at a food bank or serve dinner on Thanksgiving at a church. A 13 year old who makes fun of poor people is heading in the wrong direction.
You don’t have to be rich to feel entitled.
People just put up with your crap a little more.
>>A LOT of the clothes at Goodwill are NOT poor people’s clothes. They are used rich people’s clothes, and often less used, as fashions change, people die or sizes change. Their nice stuff winds in Goodwill. I am wearing a new looking name brand men’s white dress shirt for Easter that came from Goodwill.
The “/s” at the end of a post is generally accepted as the Sarcasm Tag. Do you think that the mom thought she’d teach him a lesson by making him wear “new looking name brand” clothes? Or do you think the message she was trying to send was that these are poor people clothes so you’ll wear them to learn humility?
Do people still think the Goodwill is some hole-in-the-wall dump full of nasty old clothes?
Walk to school.
Eat rice and beans.
Mow a older neighbor’s lawn for free.
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