We had a family get-together today, and there was a situation when I was growing up that my parents knew about and refused to intervene (actually, a lot of them, but this one in particular came up). It was one of those “What will the neighbors think?” kinds of things, even though nobody else I know lives their life according to this.
In short, as a child I had an incompetent dentist who did fillings and extractions without anesthesia, bungled my orthodontic work so badly it had to be done over twice, and hit children who didn’t cooperate (myself included) and my parents knew about this and treated it like a big joke. The neighbors were a factor because one of them had highly recommended him. :eek: You’d see disabled kids in his office all the time, and now I know why: They couldn’t tell their parents what he did to them.
He eventually lost his license for molesting patients. This didn’t happen to me, but if it had, I would probably have been blamed for it too, and I’m in a crummy mood now because of this.
They better hope they never have to go to a nursing home. That is all.