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    This is the VG+ parenting thread (open to Mums too, but that name's taken)

    This morning I banned my 16-year old from taking part in "Hamburger Challenge" offered by a local fast food joint.
    He had set his heart on noshing the giant burger and accompanying bucket of fries within half an hour and has , apparently, "been training all week" to win the €250 prize by drinking litres of water to "stretch my stomach."

    He is furious.

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    *Mumsnet Speak: "Am I Being Unreasonable?
    I hope not. That would make me the Jimmy Savile of the record racks.

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    Ha ha. On one hand, I agree with you, but on the other hand, split the 250 and send him in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bennyboy View Post
    Ha ha. On one hand, I agree with you, but on the other hand, split the 250 and send him in.
    Yeah, I could fan him with a menu, give him sips of water, and pump the crowd up.

    Nah. I knew he'd never play for England/Spain when he was 5, but Champion Glutton isn´t really much compensation.
    I hope not. That would make me the Jimmy Savile of the record racks.

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    What's his motivation?

    Is there a senorita he's trying to impress, a grudge match with a peer, is he just a greedy porker or does he just want the money?

    I suspect it's the money he is after, and if it were up to me I would propose a mutually agreeable target to aim for and win the loot... problem is you'll have to pony up. But at least he won't get a taste for fastfood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by someblokecalledfuz View Post
    What's his motivation?
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    The money. Plus he's been watching Man Vs. Food and various YT clips that celebrate the glamour of competitive gorging.

    Are there any 16 yr olds without a taste for fastfood?
    I hope not. That would make me the Jimmy Savile of the record racks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babycart View Post
    The money. Plus he's been watching Man Vs. Food and various YT clips that celebrate the glamour of competitive gorging.

    Are there any 16 yr olds without a taste for fastfood?
    back in our day, you had to eat every major item off the macdonalds menu. same thing new generation.
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    Am quite happy with proximity to beans. I regret the passing of middle aged men sitting in bath tubs full of cold baked beans for charity. Much better then the gruelling marathons and 'Tough Mudders' that seem to be the rage now.

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    Completely reasonable. No question.

    Programs like that glorify self-abasement. Offers like that trade off of that. Put it those terms to him. And put some real money where your mouth is: offer him a significant reward if he can meet some goal that might actually stand him in good stead in that regard.

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    And threaten to beat him if he declines your offer.

    Carrot and stick.

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