Saturday, August 7, 2010

Curfew #7

cur·few   /ˈkɜrfyu/ Show Spelled[kur-fyoo] Show IPA
1. an order establishing a specific time in the evening after which certain regulations apply, esp. that no civilians or other specified group of unauthorized persons may be outdoors or that places of public assembly must be closed.
2. a regulation requiring a person to be home at a certain prescribed time, as imposed by a parent on a child.
3. the time at which a daily curfew starts.
4. the period during which a curfew is in effect.
5. a signal, usually made with a bell, announcing the start of the time of restrictions under a curfew.
6. a bell for sounding a curfew.
7. (in medieval Europe) the ringing of a bell at a fixed hour in the evening as a signal for covering or extinguishing fires.
8. a metal cover for shielding a banked or unattended fire.

As an adult, we all feel as if we don't have to answer to anyone. That we can come and go as we please. But my question is this, When you are in a committed relationship with someone and you live together, should you have a curfew? Is it ok to come and go as you please? Is it ok to come in after the sun is up?

I will not necessarily say that you should have a curfew because you are an adult and you know what's right and wrong. But when you live with someone, you must respect them enough to come home at a decent hour. If the sun beats you home, we have a problem. Not only that, if the shoe was on the other foot you would not be too happy about it.

Do unto others as you would have them due unto you!!