Today my son went with his three friends to the movies.
I organised the tickets for them online.
The movie was The Dictator.
About an hour after my son was dropped off he called K to get picked up again.
Reason? The boys were not allowed to see the movie because they were under 15.
I found that very bizarre.
That the government sees fit to impose age restrictions on movies is all well and good. But isn't it kind of contradictory considering the total lack of monitoring as to what is freely available on the Internet? Or even what is on television?
Once, many years ago, the morning news was on television and they showed (without warning) bodies hanging from trees. It was footage from what was happening in Yugoslavia. My son was three at the time and was actually upset by it. He said to me "I saw something bad".
I was really annoyed.
Where was rating at that time of the day?