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Should Dad have sold his son’s Christmas present?
A school teacher has sold his 15-year-old son’s prized video game on eBay to punish him for smoking marijuana.
The father had managed to find the popular and scarce “Guitar Hero III” game and had bought it for $90.
“I had finally got the Holy Grail of Xmas presents pretty much just in the nick of time. I couldn’t wait to spread the jubilance to my son,” the father said in a letter accompanying the posting on eBay.
“Then, yesterday, I came home from work early and what do I find? My innocent little boy smoking pot in the backyard with two of his delinquent friends.”
Bids for the game are reported to have reached $9,100 although it is not known whether any sale actually went ahead.
The case has attracted much attention in the blogosphere, with critics accusing the unnamed Canadian father of publicly humiliating his son, and supporters saying the boy deserved a lesson.
Who do you think is in the wrong — father or son?