Date
17 December 2017
Scold him, threaten him, but please don't do this. Photo: Apple Daily
Scold him, threaten him, but please don't do this. Photo: Apple Daily

Angry mother spares the rod but does something else

What would you do when your kid is giving you a hard time, and you’re in a hurry to finish your chores?  You’d probably scold him, threaten him with punishment, but certainty you won’t throw him in a garbage bin.

But that’s just what happened the other day on Water Street in Sai Ying Pun, where pedestrians saw this boy wailing inside a public trash can, his upper body sticking out, Apple Daily reported Friday.

The photo, taken by a resident in the area, also shows a woman with her back to the camera standing in front of the kid.

According to the witness, the angry woman, probably in her 40s, later pulled the kid out, dragged him to a second trash can nearby and again put the struggling kid inside. 

A reporter from the newspaper searched for the woman, and when confronted about the picture, she admitted that she was the mother of the kid. She said the boy was shouting and screaming on the street because she refused to take him to a supermarket. She became impatient and did what she did.

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