Wednesday, August 11, 2010

What the Hell Wednesday - Considering quitting smoking?

There were a couple of beauties to chose from this week and I whittled it down to two - one where a woman beat her boyfriend bloody with a vacuum cleaner and this one....

Mountain Home, Idaho - Associated Press

Boy, 2, puts vehicle in gear, causes crash

Police in the southern Idaho town of Mountain Home said a 2-year-old boy left in a running vehicle got out of his car seat and put the vehicle in gear and crashed through the glass doors and full-length window wall of a business.

Police said the vehicle also had an infant inside but neither child was injured in the crash Friday that smashed the front of the Big Smoke shop.

Police said the children's 25-year-old mother left the vehicle running while she went into the shop to pick up some items.

Big Smoke Manager Garry Swatzel said he had installed the glass doors the day before.

Big Smoke. Wonder what she was buying?

What some people won't do to feed an addiction. Let's all say it together - Never, ever, ever, ever leave your children alone in a car - let alone a car with its engine running. Probably had the windows rolled up, too. No wonder the kid dropped the car into drive, he wanted to get close enough to his dumb ass mom to yell, "You forgot to leave a window open and it's hot in here." Or maybe he just wanted to get inside where it was air conditioned.

I also must comment on AP's ability to put together a run on sentence. Reread that opening paragraph again. Yes, it is just a stupid filler story, but how many 'ands' can you get into one sentence. I know, it's only three, but it was like listening to a five year old...and then...and then...and then.
As to the manager's comment. Is this a regular occurrence that someone drives through his front doors? "Why I just had them doors fixed yesterday from the last 2-year-old that drove through 'em. Wish they'd learn how to roll down windows."

So inside the store are the mom, manager and who knows who else saying in unison - "What the Hell?"

Bet you want to know about the vacuum cleaner beating don't you? Stay tuned.

14 comments:

Matty said...

Yes, moral of the story is correct....never never never leave a child alone in the car. That mother needs to be charged with something. I wonder what kind of sentence "stupidity" carries.

Tabor said...

At first I thought it was a smoked meat place and the kid got hungry.

Me said...

A movie that came out a number of years ago, Parenthood, had a quote that I've always loved. Something along the lines of how you need a license to drive or even to go fishing, but that any a$$hole can become a parent.

So true.

Subby said...

It's a big no-no here in Massachusetts. I've seen cops waiting by cars( at stores )after finding a lonely infant...and promptly arresting the "parent" upon their return...

As for smoking? Quit 16 March 1998 :)

Brian Miller said...

just shaking my head...

Eric Alder said...

Seems to me, if the two-year-old had been properly strapped into a car seat, he shouldn't have been able to reach the shifter.

(Maybe she didn't want him to wait without the a/c running?)

Yes, these people are out there, people... AND they're breeding!

Idiocracy is inevitable.

Nessa said...

I can not believe people STILL leave their kids in their cars.

Maybe the writer gets paid by the letter (If I use "and" instead of a "period" I will make 2 cents more.)

Deb said...

Unbelievable that people do this crap. The best part about this post (or the funniest) is your take on the writing itself---"and then...and then...and then"---totally juvenile! I love it! Cheers!

the walking man said...

My dog shifts the car into gear. Just like the kids mother, she is a stupid bitch. But at least she is a dog.

J. said...

Is it the store owners fault for prohibiting minors in their stores? Or is the city's fault for not requiring concrete barriers in front of all business doors? Or is it the carseat manufactures' fault for not designing a carseat secure enough to be monkeyed open by a 2yr old? Or is it the Idaho's fault for not offering some state funded program that employs people to monitor kids left in running, unattended vehicles? Maybe the vehicle manufacture was at fault for designing a stick-shift that could be engaged without a person of a particular weight limit occupying the drivers seat! Was it The Road Runner? Aunt Jemima? The Muffin Man? Mr. Clean? Tom Cruise?

Oh I just LOVE how its always someone else's fault:) I know the article didn't mention fault, but YOU KNOW the media will pin someone, SOMETHING other than who is at real fault here...

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Katherine said...

This makes me so wild & there is so much I could say but reading through the comments, it's all been said. Lets just hope that this mother & other parents that may read this story learn something from it.

lifeloveandmisery said...

my question... how did the 2 year old know he needed to put his foot on the brake in order to shift out of park? and wouldn't there be a curb or various other inhibitors? how did the vehicle get enough moving speed to overcome the obstacles and actually reach the building?

my point? the boy must actually be an alien in disguise out to obliterate smoke shops...

Marla said...

Will they never learn?