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has anyone bought a breathalizer?

alan1572

Active Member
i am letting my soon to be 15 yearold daughter have a party at my house, she will be inviteing boys and girls and i have assured the parents i will keep an eye on them and i hope that if they know i have one then they will not be daft.
Yeah i know it's an invasion of privacy and all that but they are kids in my care and that's that, so has anyone bought one or can anyone recomend one of the many on ebay?
cheer's
 

Perceval

Banned
i am letting my soon to be 15 yearold daughter have a party at my house, she will be inviteing boys and girls and i have assured the parents i will keep an eye on them and i hope that if they know i have one then they will not be daft.
Yeah i know it's an invasion of privacy and all that but they are kids in my care and that's that, so has anyone bought one or can anyone recomend one of the many on ebay?
cheer's


Sorry mate, but that is just weird:eek:

Did anyone do the same when you were 15?

I'm sorry but your daughter will get so much mick taken out of her if you walk around with a breathalyzer that I am sure she'll regret ever having had a party.
 

Perceval

Banned
By the way what will you do if they 'test positive'? or 'fail to give a sample'?

Arrest 'em?:rolleyes:
 
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oakie

Active Member
:rotfl:

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Iccz

Distinguished Member
OP: Ignore the way some of these replies are put, but listen to the message, the breathaliser isn't a practical method, and it's hardly hygienic, just make sure the rules are simple, caught drinking - you go, smell drink on you - you go.

I think your daughter would appreciate that a bit more than going OTT on the matter, and it would make both yours and her life easier because of it.

I can understand you wanting to fully make sure that the wishes of other parents are respected, but the best you can do is to say, i'll make sure they dont drink at the party, when they're not here, there's not much I can do, i'll be not letting anyone in who has drink or smells of drink and will be asked to leave, you could even get phone numbers of the parents and call them if you really felt necessary, but generally i'd just ask them to leave so you don't have the problems to deal with.
 
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Deleted member 51156

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Just say no alcohol,i wouldn't have the party ,but thats me ,i'd hire a room let them ruin that instead .Next thing you know it'll be on bebo and you'll have 100's of kids there dismantling your house .

Teenagers and drink :nono::nono:.
 

alan1572

Active Member
OP: Ignore the way some of these replies are put, but listen to the message, the breathaliser isn't a practical method, and it's hardly hygienic, just make sure the rules are simple, caught drinking - you go, smell drink on you - you go.

I think your daughter would appreciate that a bit more than going OTT on the matter, and it would make both yours and her life easier because of it.

I can understand you wanting to fully make sure that the wishes of other parents are respected, but the best you can do is to say, i'll make sure they dont drink at the party, when they're not here, there's not much I can do, i'll be not letting anyone in who has drink or smells of drink and will be asked to leave, you could even get phone numbers of the parents and call them if you really felt necessary, but generally i'd just ask them to leave so you don't have the problems to deal with.

there was only 1 parent who didn't agree out of 16 and the child isn't invited, it's more of a threat that i will use it, i'm thinking of my home, the neighbours and the fact that if my daughter came home ****** from a 15y old party i would be round to the house for a chat, i will never ( and wouldn't want to) stop them having a drink as it's all part of growing up, the fact is that a teenage party today, even a 15th is as much trouble as a 18th 5 year's ago thanks to alco pops, most of the replies are painting me with a dim view, but ****** boys and girls just won't happen.
As for saying no booze...it will never happen, it's just a case of how much
 

Chox1988

Distinguished Member
there was only 1 parent who didn't agree out of 16 and the child isn't invited, it's more of a threat that i will use it, i'm thinking of my home, the neighbours and the fact that if my daughter came home ****** from a 15y old party i would be round to the house for a chat, i will never ( and wouldn't want to) stop them having a drink as it's all part of growing up, the fact is that a teenage party today, even a 15th is as much trouble as a 18th 5 year's ago thanks to alco pops, most of the replies are painting me with a dim view, but ****** boys and girls just won't happen.
As for saying no booze...it will never happen, it's just a case of how much

I personally wouldnt use the threat of a breathalyzer. You could achieve the same effect just by dealing with problems as they happen, if someone gets that blind drunk its normally the case that they will end up getting taken home as they are just unable to do anything else. If anyone gets that drunk send them home, if they dont then dont. Its something to worry about as it happens i think, it will be really obvious if anyone is going to be a problem as they turn up i think, you are worrying a bit much i think :).
 

Newton's Ring

Active Member
Personally, I'd have to go along with the consensus of opinion - that's just plain odd.

Not wishing to steal the thread but I was thinking of buying one of those ebay breathalyzers a while back - partly for fun and partly to see if I was ok in the morning after a few beers the night before. Just wondered if anyone else'd bought one and if they were any good.
 

Mr Noble

Distinguished Member
so will you be providing the condom's too :rotfl:

i would never use a breathalyzer on kid's that were not mine , plus what you going to do with it? the kid's willmock you for the rest of your daughter's and your life lol.

either that or they'll all gang up on you and leave you in a puddle of blood outside your own house :rotfl:
 
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Deleted member 51156

Guest
so will you be providing the condom's too :rotfl:
The kid's willmock you for the rest of your daughter's and your life lol.

Either that or they'll all gang up on you and leave you in a puddle of blood outside your own house :rotfl:

Whats so funny about that ,i've spoke to the missus about this and she asked why alcohol was allowed to be drunk by minors .
 

Member 55145

Distinguished Member
or instead you could buy the drinks in. extract the goodness for yourself and fill it with a none alcoholic drink.

or you could just let them have a good time and keep an eye on their intake. then you will be the cool dad and she will love you forever lol
 

Steven

Senior Moderator
You are going about this all wrong...

You need to be welcoming them in, dutiful host, running to and fro from the kitchen but generally keeping a low profile...

Then when they are comfortable help yourself to the sips of "orange juice" bottled drinks they are enjoying ;)

:devil:'s advocate
 

Steven

Senior Moderator
It might look like I am joking, but on a serious note, breathalising kids on the door or halfway through the evening is a sure fire way to
a) Cause serious arguments and break down the trust your daughter has in you, even if you are proven right
b) Make your daughter a no-go for invites to parties... well unless they are all forgiving, but your daughter will need to put up with ****-taking for as long as she shares the same circle of friends

Telling it like it is...
 

Tommy Kaira

Active Member
Can I just ask what your daughter did to deserve this TOTAL lack of trust?

If you don't lighten up you'll find she'll rebel and do ten times worse when you're not around. Give her respect and let her do the right thing and she'll respect you for it and do it when you're not around with your breathalise, pregnancy test, urine test or whatever else you have lined up for her and her friends.

:lesson:
 

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