London ON — Catching her father gathering a handful of gravel, a 10-year-old child at a Justin Trudeau campaign stop took her grown father aside to give him a verbal lashing about his public decorum.
“No, No, No, we will not throw rocks at the Prime Minister or any other person for that matter,” she told him. She learned about throwing rocks at people four years ago but this is the first time she could apply the advice in a real-world setting.
The father, still with the rocks in his hand, reluctantly started letting the gravel slip from his hands. “But he…” he said before his daughter stopped him and told him no buts.
“Just because other people are doing it, doesn’t mean you have to. We use words to settle our problems, not rocks. ”
The two went back to join the crowd at the Trudeau campaign bus but the father just stood at the edge of the crowd with his head down. He didn’t say a word on the ride home either, instead just turned up his Three Days Grace CD until they got home. On the way in, he lightly kicked his PPC yard sign before going straight to his room.