Judge Makes Guy Write 144 Compliments About His Ex-Girlfriend After Breaking Protection Order

Time to think of nice things to say.

Bryan Brunatiby Bryan Brunati
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Let’s try something: think about your ex. Think about all the things you don’t like about them and remind yourself why you aren’t with them. Now think of 144 nice things to say about them. Seems tough, right? Well that’s exactly what one judge ordered a man to do recently.

Hawaii Judge, 2nd Circuit Judge Rhonda Loo thought up of quite the punishment for 30-year-old Daren Young after he called and texted his ex-girlfriend 144 times, even after being ordered in February to stop contacting her.

“For every nasty thing you said about her, you’re going to say a nice thing,” Loo told Young. “No repeating words.”

But this wasn’t Young’s only punishment as he was also arrested for breaking the protection order, spent 157 days in jail and was placed on two years probation. Loo also slapped Young with $2,400 in fines and 200 hours of community service. All on top of his writing assignment.

“It’s so childish to think a grown man can be so thumb-happy,” Loo told Young in court. “I hope you don’t have a phone anymore and, if you do, I hope you don’t have her number anymore.”