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Some people don't deserve to be parents

This was supposed to a fun post about our manager being elected "Boss of the Day" on national radio and how we got cake.

But then I found the next snipped on a news site:

Forgotten child dies in car

PARIS - Once again a child died in France because the father forgot to take the little one out of the car. According to French newspaper "Le Parisien", a 38-year-old man from Chalons-sur-Saône left his daughter on the backseat of his car last tuesday and went to work. Only when he wanted to retrieve his other children from daycare at night did he discover that the two-and-a-half year old girl was still in the car. Because the car had stood in the sun all day, the girl was severely dehydrated. She died shortly after.

Last week in Grenoble, a pedestrian found the lifeless body of a boy in a car where the temperature had risen to 40 degrees Celsius (104 F). The father had forgotten his son after having been witness to a traffic accident.

How bloody distracted can you be that you FORGET your own child in the car? Same goes for pets. And a similarly big FUCK YOU goes out to everyone who has EVER left a child or pet in his or her car without shade and water. I lost count of how many articles I've read about people going shopping at the mall while leaving the kid or pet in the car, thinking 'Oh, they'll be fine.'

Seriously. Damn, I'm pissed off now.


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Jul. 23rd, 2008 10:47 am (UTC)
No license needed to be a parent.
Use to work on a psych ward with kids and teens, most
of which were there because of the parents treatment
of them.
Neglect, never understood it.
Jul. 23rd, 2008 11:29 am (UTC)
Hello sir, this is a car-sized toaster oven. Please step inside while I set this thing to "VOLCANO".
Jul. 23rd, 2008 12:54 pm (UTC)
I'm guessing that if the father doesn't usually take the kids to the daycare, that it can happen out of habit. Or like the other man who was distraught after witnessing an accident...

It could really have been accidental, unlike the "I will just go and do a quick bit of shopping here...." where you are fully aware that you are locking the kids/pets up.

Jul. 23rd, 2008 03:37 pm (UTC)
That is so sad and so fucking disturbing. People should need a license for parenting before they can breed, seriously.
Jul. 23rd, 2008 09:03 pm (UTC)
The childfree call them "Li'l sizzlers" and there's typically a season for them during summer time in America when there's an unusually high amount of incidents. If someone told me a percentage of li'l sizzlers were intentional I would not be surprised, I can't imagine there's that many people dumb enoug to leave living creatures in a sweltering car.
Jul. 24th, 2008 03:16 am (UTC)
We get that alot here in the US... just last year a mother left her child in the car while she gambled in the casino... and just this week or last, a mother left her son in the car while she got her nails and hair done for her wedding.

Its really sad...
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