Judge Ordered Ex-Boyfriend To Write Nice Things
Judges these days are doling out some unorthodox punishments. Who do they think they are? Oprah Winfrey? Yeah, right, they all wish! There should be a set of punishments that judges are allowed to dish out, and that’s it.
A Hawaiin judge, Rhonda Loo, has ordered an ex-boyfriend to write nice thing to his ex-girlfriend to make up for the 144 mean texts he sent her. Darren Young (30) the defendant, has to write 144 nice things about her. That is just about impossible. If I was in love with somebody it would still be tough for me to think of that many nice things to say. Young was under a restraining order and was told not to contact his ex-girlfriend in any way, and that included via telephone. He’s probably wishing that he took the restraining order more seriously.
Loo (which is British slang for a toilet) said to Young, “For every nasty thing you said about her, you’re going to say a nice thing. No repeating words. It’s so childish to think a grown man can be so thumb-happy.” Judge Rhonda Loo sounds like she would be fun to hang out with. NOT!
Write Nice Things
In addition to having to write nice things about his former lover, Young spent 157 days in jail, was sentenced to two years of probation, was fined $2,400, and has to do 200 hours of community service. That is one harsh punishment. He would be very foolish to contact her again.
The judge, enjoying her moment in the spotlight, also said, “I don’t know whether I should cut off your fingers or take away your phone to get you to stop texting. You probably shouldn’t get a phone, period. I hope she changed her number.” Her words make me think of only one expression, and she deserves a big old “Hi, cool” for her snobbery.
Mr. Young told the judge that he will not be contacting his ex anymore and he is moving on with his life. That’s a damn good idea.