“Nothing… can’t say … not my place!”
But Angela pressed him, as he’d planned, and he fed her growing self-doubt. “I really think you need to discipline them... crack down on them hard before they take their bad habits into the outside world, letting you down and ruining their own futures. It’s for their own good!”
“I can’t!” replied Angela, “They take no notice and run rings around me…. But they’ll listen to a man, they’ll have to. You put them straight, Tony... Please… but don’t involve me.”
“O….kay!” Tony agreed, “but only if you’re absolutely sure?” She was.