Monday, May 12, 2008

Priorities

You decide: your kid or your beer?

Check this out.

12 comments:

Sarah Laurenson said...

I know there are a lot of people like that. They really should be removed from the gene pool. Or at least sterilized.

I watched this one guy very carefully strap his child into the backseat of his car. I mean he took a long time to do it. And then he drove straight across the middle of the parking lot without slowing down to see if anyone was coming down the aisles the way they were supposed to.

Whirlochre said...

Seems like he was taking reasonable precautions to me.

If he'd slapped the brakes on at 30mph+, those cans would have become the equivalent of cannonballs. Add to that the CO2 and the sharp metal and we're talking Serious Health Hazard.

Behind the seat, the kid would have been OK. The driver's only mistake was not locking the kid in the boot or strapping him to the roof. And, at least he hadn't already drunk most of the beer...

blogless troll said...

Depends on the kid.

I know this is bad and all that, and it's more dangerous on the roads today than it used to be, etc. But I remember sitting on the floor of the front passenger side, next to the beer (that was in a brown paper bag with the open end strategically coupled to the floor AC vent for refrigeration purposes) because I thought it was fun... Don't think I'm actually making a point. Just wanted to share.

Conduit said...

I am childless, so I've never had to make such an agonising choice. I could borrow someone else's kid, just to try the scenario out...

pjd said...

Excellent point, BT, but I would argue it also depends on the beer. The article doesn't mention the brand.

Conduit, when choosing between your beer and someone else's kid... it's a no-brainer. I don't think your test would be conclusive.

The real question here is, why didn't they put the beer on the kid's lap and strap them both in? Duh.

writtenwyrdd said...

You know, there was something on one of those cop video shows where a woman put her kids in the trunk because she needed room for her beer in the back seat...

I wish I could recall which show now, but I did see that one fairly recently.

I haven't had children, but I'm afraid I'd be tempted to give them a roped tied to the bumper and a roller skate just on general principles!

Robin S. said...

A $750 is nothing compared to the verbal denutting that guy'd get if his wife saw that, and she had the sense God gave a goose.

Of course- she didshack up with the guy that made the beer vs. child decision - so maybe she sucks, too.

Or this guy isn't related to the kid - in which case - I sentence him to an hour in a locked room with the mother. Again, if she doesn't suck.

McKoala said...

Based on this information, the only one of you shabby crew that I would trust to babysit my kids is Sarah.

Possibly Robin, but I suspect she'd ask if she could bring her boyfriend and I don't want her and EE doing whatever they do on MY sofa...

pacatrue said...

All I'm saying is that children heal but broken beer is forever.

Ello said...

Wow that is not even funny. Although the comments are funny. The story is not. But that is me with 3 kids and even a nasty little piece of shit needs to be strapped in because that is how I feel. Now a nasty little shit might get smacked around accidentally but they'd be strapped in.

Robin S. said...

Hey now, McK. We'd clean up afterward. At least I would.

Maybe old E's secretly very messy. I don't know.

laughingwolf said...

$750 only? for how many simultaneous offenses?