Friday, February 09, 2007

You ought to need a license.

The current temperature in the Twin Cities metro is -1. This means it's about the 10th day in a row where temperatures have been significantly below zero for much of the day.

Nevertheless, parents seem to think it's cool to just leave your kids in the car:

Kids in Car while Mom Tans

Kid Left in Car while Dad hits the Casino

14-month and 3-year old left in Car

WTF is wrong with these parents? What the hell goes through their heads to cause them to think that this is a good idea?

You know, these kids are at a huge disadvantage starting out in life. They only go on to grow up and make stupid decision.

For example, they may go on to become the prosecutors for the third story...
Woman Who Left Sons In Cold Car Not Charged
(AP) Duluth, Minn. A Duluth woman who left her two young children in a parked car while temperatures were well below zero won't be charged with child endangerment, authorities said.

Police said the woman left a 14-month-old boy and a 3-year-old boy in the car for about a half-hour Saturday after the vehicle wouldn't start. The outside temperature was about 20 degrees below zero, and the youngest boy had early signs of frostbite on his finger tips when he was treated later at a hospital.

The children were taken from their mother, then returned Sunday, Deputy Police Chief John Beyer said.

"Was it potentially some poor parenting? Probably," he said. "But she was distracted and once she noticed something was wrong she brought them in and sought medical attention. If this had happened two weeks ago when it was 32 above it would have been a non-issue."
Oh, so she was distracted. That's cool. No big deal...

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!?! She was "distracted"?!?!?!

Forgetting to turn off the coffee maker is something you do when you are distracted. Ignoring a detail in a conversation is something you do when you are distracted. Misplacing your pen is something you do when you are distracted. Missing your turn is something you do when you're distracted.

Leaving your two kids in the car when it's -20 degrees out is something you do when you're a shitty parent who has no business raising kids.

Fucking distracted.... Nice call St. Louis county.

And no, leaving 2 kids like that in the car isn't something you do when it's 32 degrees out. And no, you don't just get to ignore the fact that it's cold out. And no, bringing someone in for medical attention to fix your fuck up isn't enough to steralize your mistake.

Amazing what we let people get by with these days.

2 Comments:

Blogger Jingdood said...

I realy hate to say this, but people like this need to be killed, or seriously rehibilitgated.

8:03 PM  
Anonymous Veda said...

Really, it's just cruel ignorance. The sadness is that the kids pay the real prices, not the parents. Guilt doesn't compare to the life-long ramifications of ignorant parents, never did.

3:28 PM  

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