While I was waiting to pick Jovial up from school the other day, parked myself at my usual coffee shop to while away the time. That day I met my old neighbor who happened to be having his lunch there as well, so we chatted.
The following conversation ensues.
Me," So how are you keeping Lee ?"
Lee," Okay, now I am driving school bus,quit my old job"
Me," So, how is Michelle (his daughter) and how is she now?"
Lee," She is 16 now ?"
Me,jokingly I asked," So Michelle got boyfriend already or not ?" The girl was pretty when she was young
Lee," No, I control her "ketat ketat " (very strict)
Me," So,how does she go to school then?"
Lee," Morning I send,after school wife will pick"
Me," So you allow her to use computer at home"
Lee," Only one hour everyday, I don't care if she uses after 1 hour,I will just turn the PC off"
Me," So do you allow to let her go to Gurney Plaza or Quennsbay with friends"
Me," Does she handphone ?"
Lee," No, even my house phone is locked, she can only take calls"
Me," What if emergency ?"
Lee," Then she has to go down to the public phone and call "
Lee was adamant that his ways of "controlling" her daughter of 16 years old is to make sure that she does not end up bad bad bad in life.......................
Personally, I do not see the logic of being a control freak as a parent, a partner or even a boyfriend or girlfriend.
P/S : We were all young once.