Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Parents Behaving Badly

On the days I feel like my parenting skills have crapped the bed, I feel like I need a little dose of smug. At least things could be worse...

This lovely mother (using the term loosely) actually strapped in her case of beer on the front seat, but left her 1-year-old baby unsecured without a seatbelt or car seat in the back. How do you mistake your baby for a case of beer?

And how exactly do you comment on the awfulness of that?

Two teenagers snatched a 9-year-old girl scout's cookie money bag outside a grocery store. Then they came back the next day to taunt her. That time they got caught.

Any remorse? Oh hell no. In fact they bitched about it on a news program. (if you go the article, click on the "teens rob scout" video link).

"We went through all that effort to get it, we got all these charges and we had to give the money back. I'm kind of pissed."


"I'm not sorry, I'm just pissed that I got caught."

You have GOT to be kidding me!

Thankfully, one of the teens had been in trouble before and they were able to slap her with a probation violation on top of all that.

And NOW she's sorry. Boo-freaking-hoo.

Where in the hell are their parents? Stealing quarters from the collection plate?

This last one really takes the cake.

Elderly homeowners were watching TV one night with their adult son when they heard a commotion outside. 7 people were on their front porch trying to kick in their front door. They dialed 911.

While they were waiting for the police, the would-be "home invaders" kept kicking the door and screaming that they were going to "kill" them. As the door was coming off the hinges, Don Ashby grabbed a shotgun and shot it through the lower half of the door, striking 18-year-old Glen Lilly in the foot.

The suspects fled, but 4 were apprehended.

After the arraignment, Glen Lilly's mother actually had the nerve to call up the Ashbys to tell them that "I don't appreciate you shooting my son in the foot."

Would she'd rather Ashby shoot through the UPPER half of the door and put a bullet in the kid's head?

What an idjit. Sheesh!


I wrote a little about Little Guy's surgery over on Disaboom. He's just fine. Thanks for all your kind wishes!


Anonymous said...

Shocking. Where do people like this come from???

Anonymous said...

Such wonderful people in this world! Such a sense of entitlement, it just kills me. What wonderful world, huh?

Thanks for your comment (hugs). So glad little guy is doing better. I do read Disaboom too. You need to write a book, my friend.
love ya!

Samantha said...

My God that is bad. Stealing a Girl Scout's money? Strapping a beer crate into a baby seat? Although I love the story about shooting the guy in the foot, excellent! Where do you get these stories from?!

stinkypaw said...

I think you're giving the parents of the second story too much credit, you're assuming they're going to church or something... yeah right!

Wonder why the "invaders" targeted them in the first place...

And we should really come up with a proper term to describe those people who are nothing remotely close to what a "parent" should be...

stinkypaw said...

Poor little guy, hope everything falls off nicely. Sending good thoughts your way for the whole family.

Casdok said...

People are just amazing!!
Glad to hear Little Guy is fine, will pop over and have a read.

Litzi said...

Hi Attila,
The story of Tina Williams, who confused a case of beer with a 1-year old girl, sounds sadly like something Ms. Britney Spears might do in her current muddled frame-of-mind. Ms. Williams certainly had her priorities backwards.

The two teenagers who stole a Girl Scout’s money bag makes you wonder what’s going on in peoples’ heads. A friend of mine who volunteers at a Cancer resale shop says that shoplifting is rampant. The store doesn’t cater to the down-and-out truly needy people like Goodwill, Salvation Army or St. Vincent de Paul. The clientele for the most part are well-heeled society matrons looking for vintage and antique curios. Perhaps their sticky fingers explain why they’re wealthy.

If there is a next time, Ashby should aim for the groin…

After reading these three tales, my dysfunctional family doesn’t seem quite so horrendous. Thanks for helping put things into perspective.

I’m glad Little Guy is fine!

Beth said...

I checked out your piece on Disaboom. I hope the tags are off by now. My sister had the same thing done and it took more than a few days for them to fall off. Please God you and he do not have to go through that again.

Best of luck with the job search - sorry I can't think of one!

The Quacks of Life said...


check that link out. and she is pregnant!!

phlegmfatale said...

Never mind the head or the foot, they should have been aiming for Glen's lily - he needs out of the gene pool permanently, piece of shit that he is!

Angela said...

Stupid people are everywhere

Anonymous said...

you're my hero for posting those news stories. ha ha ha.

people are effing ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

ps: just read your disaboom post--i will be thinking of you guys. could big kid do an overnight stocking thing? at walmart or kohls or something? i know they pay pretty good, and you can have your own music and be pretty stinky ;]

just a thought...
oh, and give little guy a kiss for me!

The Ferryman said...

Unbelievable. Stories like this make me want to go live in a cabin in the woods all by myself.

Litzi said...

Hi Attila,
After reading your excellent post over at “Disaboom”, I’ve been mulling over some job prospects for Big Kid. Apparently he’s not overly fond of bathing? Perhaps he could work at a car wash and every so often make a pass with the vehicle under the soapy brushes or rags. He’d be out in the fresh air bonding with any number of young people and get a good scrubbing at the same time. And for all this “fun” he’d be paid!

I sincerely hope Little Guy’s skin tags disappear so you two don’t have to go through more traumas. Are they hereditary or one of those “quirks” of human nature?

Brenda said...

Just reinforces my belief that you should have to take a test and be licensed to be a parent!

Poor little guy, and poor You if you have to go through that procedure again. I hope they fall off proto so you two won't have to do it again.

OneEar said...

This is why they should have mandatory shooting lessons.
Vote Cocoa_no_gogo.

Anonymous said...

Poor LG! Poor You! ((hugs))
Good thoughts for Huby - for all the family!

Unknown said...

That parent should have done what I did: Strap the kid in, then have the kid hold the beer.

Jenny, the Bloggess said...

This whole thing makes me want to throw up.

Except that last part of course...

Anonymous said...


I have had skin tags before and a friend of mine who is a nurse just tied a piece of string around each one taped them to my arm with a band aid and in about 4 days they fell off..........didn't hurt a bit. Just thought you might want to consider that if any more appear.


Michelle Flaherty said...

Regarding those dimwits who stole the Girl Scout cookies money...the lack of remorse at getting caught is really shocking to me. They'll probably wind up on American's Most Wanted as serial killers. Okay, maybe that's a stretch but you get the point, lol.