Wednesday, December 07, 2005

What the hell???...

Me and Dad went to do a bit of grocery shopping today. At our local shopping centre, there's a part near the bank which is built up. For safety reasons, where the end of this built up area is, there is a kind of steel gate barrier, to stop people from falling off, I guess. If it wasn't there, people would fall right into the path of oncoming cars. Or do themselves an injury, because its a bit of a fall to the road there. Anyway, Dad was driving through the carpark, I was in the passenger seat. You have to drive slowly past this spot, as it's on a curve. As we were passing the gate thing, I couldn't believe what I saw. A little girl, no more than 5, was swinging from this gate. Because we were driving slow, she waved at us. I called out, WHERE'S YOUR MOTHER? I told Dad to stop the car around the corner, and I got out. I looked around for the mother, no one in sight. I waited, couple of minutes, and the mother came out of the bank. I said to her, "Is this your daughter?" She replied yes. So I turned around and said to her, "Do you realise your daughter was swinging off the gate, and could have fallen down into the carpark and got run over?" It was like she couldn't care less. She said she was only in the bank for a minute. I said I don't care, you should be ashamed of yourself, anything could have happened to her. I was so mad, I didn't wait around for her reply. I got straight back in the car and told Dad to go home.
What is it with parents these days? Do they have NO concern for the wellbeing of their children? That child was alone, she could have been taken by a paedophile, been thrown off innocently by someone passing and not seeing her, anything! I'm just gobsmacked by this.

3 comments:

nenni said...

Some parents these days just dont give a damn about their kids. Example: the woman who sat and watched her bf kill her baby girl.

Makes me sick!

Yet if something happened to the child, they would be so upset. If they give a damn when something happens to the child, then they should give a damn when they're doing the wrong stuff like what Luna mentioned

Michele said...

I'm glad you told that woman what you thought, Luna. Most parents these days raise their children with this no care attitude. Jade is not allowed away from my side when we are out in public. Some people just don't deserve to have children.

DaNi3L said...

Not to defend her cause that is no excuse for what she said after luna confronted her, now your kids can slip out of your sight sometimes it's possable I know this recently at Sea World my brother, Nephew oldest neice went to go ride on Atlantis ride at Sea world me my nephew and niece had to wait for my brother cause he forgot to leave an electric item with our sister he came back finished walking towards the ride's entrance me my brother and nephew got side tracked byt his mantitee thing by the ride thougt our neice was there with us :| she didn't stop she went on towards the ride and for the next 2 mins i think seemed like forever me my brother and nephew were calling out for her name it was about 5pm at night so and there was alot of people infront of the line and area cause a store selling seaworld items on the side as well we found her she ended up with the guy that was running the line, that's how simple a kid can get lost, but when you do find the parents or gaurdians that are suposed to be watching them if they say something like that lady said to luna yeah no respect no care attitude is bs :\ i don't know what i would have done if I lost my neice