Hat tip to Little Miss Chatterbox
Okay, Alec Baldwin has a wee problem with anger management. Here is one solution offered by Jerry Seinfeld to George Constanza when talking about his issue with rage.
“You know you really need some help. A regular psychiatrist couldn’t even help you. You need to go to like Vienna or something. You know what I mean? You need to get involved at the University level. Like where Freud studied and have all those people looking at you and checking up on you. That’s the kind of help you need. Not the once a week for eighty bucks. No. You need a team. A team of psychiatrists working round the clock thinking about you, having conferences, observing you, like the way they did with the Elephant Man. That’s what I’m talking about because that’s the only way you’re going to get better.”
Not a bad idea. However, while Baldwin’s tirade was wrong, so are social policies that use a divide the spoils mentality when awarding custodial rights to one parent and often exclude the other.
I know I have “thought” similar things when my children wouldn’t “visit” me but sure didn’t mind asking for a present or a check for a trip.
Too bad Alec couldn’t be like the father he portrayed on Outside Providence. I kind of liked that crusty Blue Collar Dad.
Maybe a better solution, to go with all my tongue in cheek posts about adoption and ebay is to combine the ideas. Put the kids of bad divorces up for bid on E-Bay. This will not only make everyone, particularly the child ungrateful, but will cut out the middle man in the adoption for profit/human trafficking corporation. See, a market based answer for a social problem! Just make sure ALL those that bid have a pool and a pony and get the book The Adopted Family written in 1965.