The kid barely survived his latest success.
My SS had his first meeting with a recruiter today. The turd took the ASVAB and ..... missed ONE QUESTION. Three hours worth of test and he missed one f'in question. This is the kid that flunked out of Military School less than a year ago.
Wow, I was proud, pissed and ready to kill him all at the same time. The AF offered him their two best training programs, linguistics and computer programming.
On the drive back to the hotel where we have been living for the past three months I outlined to him what he was going to have to deal with when he told his mother and that he would be lucky if she did not kill him in the most painful way possible.
1. Pride and happiness.
2. Anger and attempted murder.
3. Tears, hurt and sadness.
We got the the hotel, he told her and she did 1, 2 and 3.
1. Because he really is a pretty incredible young man.
2. Because he screwed up an incredible opportunity not because he did not have the ability to perform but because he was too damned lazy to do the work and perform to his capability.
3. Because of the effort she has made to give him the best opportunities in life and not saddle him with the stigma of being born to a 16yo single mom and his refusal to take advantage of what she has worked to provide.
On the way home I ranted on his history of gaming his way to abject failure.
He spent his last semester at military school staying up all night playing WoW with his spermdonor. And yes, I broke my rule of never badmouthing the SpermIdiot in front of the Skid. I ranted for 10 minutes on how big a POS the SpermIdiot is and that if I ever see him in person I am going to smack him in the back of head when I hand him the law suit papers when I sue him for the Skids boarding school tuition.
When I got done spouting the facts of his SpermIdiots crap I apologized for my rant and for saying what I said about his Biodad. He took my hand and said "Thats Okay dad, you are right".
GOD DAMN IT I DON'T WANT TO BE RIGHT. I want the kid to make good decisions and rise above the polluted end of his gene pool.
I know he will, but I wish that he would apply himself and realize his potential without making it so damned hard on himself and his mom.