I heard about these stories earlier today. Apparently an Iowa mom found alcohol in her teenage son’s car. When she found the alcohol, she decided to discipline the son by putting an ad for the car in the local newspaper. The ad read:

OLDS 1999 Intrigue. Totally uncool parents who obviously don’t love teenage son, selling his car. Only driven for three weeks before snoopy mom who needs to get a life found booze under front seat. $3,700/offer. Call meanest mom on the planet.

On the other side of the planet, an Australian teen‘s parents were out of town. He decided to celebrate with a party. His 500-person party was later broken up by 30 officers, a helicopter and the dog squad. The party totalled $18,000 in damages. He allegedly said that he would do the same thing next weekend.

I’m sure someone can use these as sermon illustrations.