I have always called my Dad â€œDadâ€, but I knew his name was David Nicholls from about 4. I would expect anybody over the age of 6 to know all there relatives (uncles, aunts, cousins, grandparents, parents, siblings) names in full. I am not saying that it isnâ€™t unfortunate that it happened, but I am saying that the police did do what they should have to stop this happening. I doubt they could have read it out as "Ben" or "Dad", I assume they allowed a few seconds in between them saying it and the slides, if not then they are partially to blame. Considering most teenagers start drinking alcohol at the age of 13 it makes sense to start warning them of the dangers of drinking irresponsibly before they start drinking. One of the dangers of drinking is drink driving, or being involved in a road accident. I would say the most likely thing to kill me to do with alcohol is me either jumping from something to high or not judging traffic properly.
Yes it is unfortunate this happened, but I hate it when one of cases of things going wrong stop many people benefiting, the state cant nanny people around forever and allow people to do nothing on the off chance it will go wrong. Here in the UK all our swimming pools suck because all the money has to go on around 4-5 lifeguards around a pool, meaning no money for swimming pools, meaning they are poorly done and few people want to go, more people would probably die from heart disease due to lack of exercise than would have drowned. Same with most extreme sports. Things go wrong with anything, but it doesnâ€™t meant people should be stopped from doing them.
Slightly sidetracked so Iâ€™m going to leave it there.