Many parents float the idea of “I brought you into this world, and I can take you out of it”. However, few actually put their threats into action. Enter Anna Mae Blessing who, in July 2018, reacted rather poorly to her son’s suggestion that she go into a retirement home. Rather than go gentle into that good night, she hid two pistols in her dressing gown, before shooting him dead and then trying to take out his girlfriend. The story made international headlines and just goes to show that some people really don’t like the idea of bingo Wednesday and lots of mince-based meals.