Thursday, October 22, 2015
My Toleration Levels Ain't That High
A woman inquired about getting her friend's sixteen-year-old son into the boxing program. I was interested until she told me that her friend's son has a major behavioral problem. Her friend appears not to have much control over her son's disrespectful and disruptive behavior. As usual, it is assumed that boxing will take the place of counseling and just plain old-school discipline.
The last thing I need is another problem kid in the boxing gym. I used to have a whole crowd of them when I first started working for the park district. Most of them stopped participating in the program, and the others I weeded out. I've got a good set of kids who currently come to the gym. I don't want to see that balance upset right now.
It was nice of the woman to want to help her friend out. I told her that I need permission directly from the kid's mom to put them in the class. She thanked me and said she would pass along the class information to her friend. However, I was already planning what to do in case the kid is signed up. I already know that what his mama is putting up with, I will not tolerate.