Hugh Test was in the kitchen, having some coffee and reading the newspaper when he heard someone crying and sobbing in the next room.
"I DID NOT DO IT!!" somebody yelled.
Hugh's wife, Lila Test, looked at him. "I am going, I am going." he said, as he put down his coffee and the newspaper down and went into the next room. There, he saw his daughter, Susan, with a teddy bear behind her back. Her brother, Lumpy, was standing behind her, and her other brother, Roo, was sitting on the floor, crying and sobbing because Susan hit him on the head with her toy.
"Susan?" asked Hugh, "Susan, did you just hit Roo on the head with your teddy bear?"
"No!" Susan replied rudely.
"Are you lying to me?"
Hugh turned to his son. "Lumpy?"
"She did it." Lumpy said.
"No one likes to tattle on other people." said Hugh, as Lumpy walked upstairs to his bedroom.
Hugh picked up Roo and rubbed him to stop him from crying and sobbing. Then he turned to Susan as he placed him in his playpen, saying, "All right, Susan! Go upstairs!"
"NO Susan shouted.
Now Hugh was getting angry. "Salvia Penelope Test, I am not going to say it again! One...Two...Three!" Hugh shouted.
At that moment, Hugh angrily picked up Susan and placed her on the couch for forty seven minutes. "All right, that was it!" he said.
"What?" Susan asked. "That's right, that was it! You are in a time-out! And you will be punished! And you are not going to the movies with Gil tomorrow!"
Susan became very angry. She glared angrily at Hugh and yelled, "YOU ARE AS EVIL AS DARK VEGAN!!!!"
Susan then began to cry and sob, and she went upstairs to her bedroom, where her boyfriend, Gil Nexdor, and her best friends, Boo Boo Bear, Baba Looey, Pixie, Dixie, Ding A Ling Wolf, and Augie Doggie, are waiting for her.
"You did the right thing, Hugh. Thank you." Lila smiled, "What did you do?"
"I gave her a time-out on the chair for forty seven minutes for hitting Roo." Hugh said.
Lila nodded. "Good."
"And I told her she could not go to the movies with Gil tomorrow."
Lila got disappointed. "No, no, Hugh, you could not do that." she said.
Hugh had a better idea. "We'll send Johnny." he said.
"He was Susan's brother." Lila said.
"Come on, Lila." said Hugh.
"No, Hugh." Lila implored him. "You have to unground Mary."
Hugh sadly sighed, then gave in. "Lila," he said. "Do not ask me to do something, then tell me the way I did it was wrong."