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I've never used laps as a disciplinary measure. What you get is a tired, pissed off kid. And as you said until the kid is driving herself it's shitty to make her run laps for being late. I always told the parents they would need to run.
Luna, at the risk of sounding like a lunatic Libertarian, shouldn't it be MY decision how to handle that money? Mind you I'd rather over pay than under pay. And I'm sort of a capitalist so I see the benefit of stupid people blowing their tax refund like a drunken sailor in port for the first time in 6 months.
It's nice getting a huge refund, but that means you're overpaying in taxes, which is essentially an interest free loan, but they're totally collecting the interest on that money. From what I recall from economics class anyway. I might be remembering that wrong.
I'd fist her. I'd fist her hard. But not that hard. The governemenr earns interest on the money it has right? Is thst interest compounded daily, including weekends? If so rather than paying millions over the weekend, if they could sit on it "legally" for 2-3 days, they can earn a ton of money in interest. If not, then they're just assholes. Because yes with e-banking they could totally deposit it.