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texasloner4u 60M
974 posts
1/2/2006 2:57 pm

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3/5/2006 9:29 pm

He Pierced It but What a Great Excuse He Had!!!

My younger college son has been home for the holidays. He also played baseball in Canada over the summer last year. Well he picked up a bad habit that many baseball players today have and that was dipping Skoal or chewing tobacco. I talked, pleaded and threatened him many times to get him to stop before he couldn't. He'd say he had and then I'd find a can of the stuff in his truck now and then.

When he came home for the holidays we began to notice his speach was just a little different and then once while he was talking to me I noticed a shiny something or other in his mouth for just a split second. I asked him to stick out his tongue. He didn't want to. I knew the reason and I left the room and located a pair of vise grips and asked him again to stick out his tongue. Again he said he'd rather not. I said we can make this easy or hard but either way I am gonna get that shining object outta your mouth.

He asked me to wait for just a minute and let him explain. I sat down and opened and closed the vise drips a few times as he began his reason for piercng his tongue.

Dad, I know how much you hate that I dipped and I had already bevome addicted to it. I too wanted to stop but just did not have the will power so I got my tongue pierced. I figured the few days of soreness and taking care of it without dipping or chewing would allow me time to get the nicotine and stuff out of my system and I figured I could take the tongue bar out anytime and would be much easier than waiting a few years and then never be able to give up tobacco.

I went for the story hook, line and sinker. Ya know it made perfect sense to me and I checked out his lower gum line and teeth and you could see that there clearly were no signs what so ever tha he has still been dipping.

He has no tattos, no ear rings, nose rings, or anything else. Pretty much an all American Clean cut kid. Makes great grades in college and I guess I can accept his reasonings for doing what he did...

But just between me and you....

One of these nights.... When he is fast asleep....

I'm gonna once again get my Vise Grips....

Sneak into his room......

And ...... Well you know....

reggieky52 65F

1/2/2006 6:48 pm

My daughter got her tongue peirced a few years ago, she didn't leave it in too long. He won't either. I don't think your going to need the vice grips.

1happysoul 69F
2755 posts
1/2/2006 6:53 pm

...I'd be tempted too...Just remember tho'...he HAS good logic there, so maybe ya' oughta' give him awhile to come to his own conclusions!

Meri99 83F
3255 posts
1/2/2006 6:59 pm

wonder if the tongue pierce job would stop a smoker?

Ladynads 68F

1/2/2006 8:27 pm

Didn't you ever do anything when you were young that you knew would just drive your parents nuts? No tatoos, no smoking, no anything that they didn't care for. He is just experiencing his independence so leave him be. He will grow up and a tongue piercing can be reversed so no harm no foul. At least he quit dipping. I am thinking of taking that up to help me quit smoking.

volleyballgranny 58F
12599 posts
1/2/2006 9:06 pm

loner...he'll take it out the first time he gets a bad cold and has to take antibiotics or drink OJ or something...can't remember what it was about the cold that made my son-in-law take his out, but he did. If he doesn't...oh, well. It's not illegal or immoral...not a sin. LOL

Gets 76M

1/3/2006 12:27 am

Loner...the older they get the more slack you gotta give em...eventually they come to their senses..if your lucky..lolol

Stillwatertoo 70M
11694 posts
1/3/2006 12:44 am

He will outgrow it. I think it is better than a tatoo that can never be removed once outgrown.

And I hae to appreciate his quick thinking when faced with vice grips. lol.

meme577 65F
2838 posts
1/4/2006 8:04 am

I think to some degree, all of us who have children wish they would remain pure and innocent. But alas, they do grow up and become their
own person, just like you and I did.

At least he has given up to tobacco? A good thang!! Healthwise!

Bet the tongue piercing will not last long. As we know fads soon fade away! Don't stress too much about it.

GoodCarMa 62F
4411 posts
1/5/2006 9:36 am

If getting her tongue pierced would get my daughter to give up smoking, I'd gladly make that trade. However, gotta say... tongue piercing isn't as harmless as some think. It can screw with one's tastebuds, if the piercing is slightly out of place.

loner... I'm with the rest on this one. Leave the boy alone, he'll take it out soon enough.

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3142 posts
1/14/2006 9:30 am

Texas... I know how you feel... lol. My 33 year old daughter and her husband came home from Vacation with tongue piercing... YUK!! I hope the fad dies soon.......

Sometimes things fall apart so that other things can fall together.. .. MARILYN MONROE.