12 year old boy steals credit card and goes on Bali holiday after fight with mum
Remember being told ‘no’ as a kid? For most of us, it was a routine part of life. Questions like ‘Mum, can I have a muesli bar?’ ‘Dad, can I have a sip of your beer?’ or ‘Can I please not eat my Brussels sprouts?’ all usually ended up with Mum or Dad saying, ‘No, no, ask your father, or f***ing no.’ After that, you didn’t dare go against their word or else the leather strap, the wooden spoon or the most terrifying of all, the grounding, came into play.
Well, times have changed. Just recently, one cheeky little bugger tried the age-old trick of, ‘Mum, can we go on a holiday?’ Obviously he got the standard response, ‘f***ing no, mate. Do we look like we’re made of money?’ but that didn’t stop him.
This budding young larrikin thought that was a bit rough. He just wanted to go to Bali. All the other kids were going to Bali. Mum and Dad were being unfair – and that, that, is just unAustralian. So you know what he did? He stole Mum’s credit card and booked himself four nights in the Ozzy tourist’s favourite patch of Indonesia.
See, when you teach kids that this country was built on the backs of convicts and inspired by bushrangers who simply couldn’t give a sh** about authority, the chagrined members of society are going to say, ‘yeah, nah, I’m f***ing doing it anyway, Mum.’
Telling Mum he was off to school, the little fella – aged 12 – turned his hat backwards, hopped onto his Razor scooter, sparked a durry, smashed a can of Rockstar and went to the train station so he could begin the journey of a lifetime.
So all right, he’s got himself a cheap deal to fly to Bali, but surely the cheeky b*****d couldn’t just get on a flight without his parents. No worries maaaate…
“They just asked for my student ID and passport to prove that I’m over 12 and that I’m in secondary school,” he said.
OK, so he managed to get himself to Bali, but surely he couldn’t have arranged everything needed to keep himself safe. Surely.
Yeah, nah, he was f***ing sound actually. He booked himself into the Four Seasons, got there from Denpasar airport on a Go Jek bike and presumably had a grouse bloody time. Until Mum hopped on another plane to go and get the little prick that is.
I’d imagine what happened next can be summed up with two words: ‘F***ing Kapow!”
Presumably, he didn’t sit down on the flight back home for fear of agitating the massive bootprint on his arse.
But despite Mum’s fury, he didn’t seem to even mind getting caught.
“It was great because I wanted to go on an adventure,” he told 9 News.
In fairness though, and trying to give Mum the benefit of the doubt, I’d imagine a boy like that needs closer watching. God knows what else he’s bought on your credit card without you knowing. We’ve all seen South Park – we know what young fellas are capable of.
Grounding and no scooter for a month due to the deceptive rebellious stunt. That’s what Dr Ozzy recommends. (Stealth thumbs up for surviving out there independently however).
PS. He also recommends you take A Current Affair’s ‘reporting’ with a pinch of salt and just enjoy this for what it is…