Q. Parents are so boastful of their childrens’ achievements. Does such irritating behaviour offend against any law? I do not say this just because my own childrens’ achievements have been modest.
A. My wife and I attended a parents’ evening where one mother was concerned that the curriculum would not extend her child as he was gifted, later she questioned the adequacy of the sports facilities as he was a natural athlete, finally her hand was up again to question the music teacher as her son was also a talented musician. He was 7 years old. As my wife later commented, “it is amazing that the most gifted children have the most stupid mothers”.
It may not be specifically mentioned in any declaration of human rights but being irritating is an inalienable right of man and womankind. But the irritating are the first to go in any revolution, or at least that is my plan.
Extract from - I'll have the law on you -unmitigated advice on law and lawyers by John Fytit AO to be published later this year.