How many times you said that (or thought that) or heard some other adult say it? (Reruns of Scooby Doo included)
Yeah, me too.
I guess now the shoe's on the other foot.
Damn meddling parents
Yeah (sigh). Guilty as charged.
My son bought a shorty sheriff brasser '51 Navy in .44 from a buddy of mine.My buddy had stripped it and done an antique finish...a sort of pewter look. Gun looked pretty good, but my son didn't like it so he stripped the finish, grip etc and stuck it in a drawer for about a year. He finally pulled it out, re-stained the grip and put all the now-rusty pieces back together.....and sort of left it sitting in my shop, once again ignored.
I couldn't help myself; I honestly couldn't.
Hoping he wouldn't get too irritated with the meddlin' old man, I ripped into it while watching Bonanza reruns
It still has no finish, but now it's not rusty, polished steel, brass shines like a baby's ass, action silky-smooth. He caught me in the act and seemed not to mind too much...
Paybacks are a bitch, kid.