One of my biggest pet peeves is people who embark on activities without bothering to prepare sufficiently (or at all) for them, especially when these activities involve other people. And they take the top prize banana when they do so and then complain afterwards that they were hurt in some way and should have been better warned.

As for the father, I think the special pleading excuse you made up for him is just as weak as the one claimed by the Swedish father in the movie.

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