Musings on the Childfree Lifestyle and our Child-Centric Society
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
The Story for Today
Here's the story for today: a cab driver drives a family home from the airport and the couple leaves their 5 year old child in the cab. Guess who the finger of blame gets pointed at? You guessed it - the CABBIE!
There are no words. I can't believe the irresponsible parents get to keep their anonymity and this poor cabbie is getting publicly blasted.
The poor guy is paid to DRIVE people around. He's NOT a babysitter! It is the couple that should be punished or reprimanded - not him. Ridiculous!
By the way ( changing the subject), did you know that they disappeared with the 'True Dad's Confessions' site?? It seems it was forced to 'close down' or become part of the 'True Mom's Confessions' site - which is so boring ! Apparently there were too many 'ugly truths' coming out of the frustrated daddies/husbands'mouths and some powerful mommy blogs/sites managed to silence it ! How's that for a censure in the childfree community??
Wow, that is total BS! I can see leaving luggage in a taxi, but a child?! I especially like the part at the end where the parents aren't being investigated. It seems quite hypocritical that parents complain about how difficult parenting is, but they are not held responsible for their own negligence. Nope, the blame goes to the innocent guy that's just doing his job as a cabdriver - not as a babysitter.
Wow. Just wow.
I want to know where in the job description of "cab driver" does it state "baby sitter" is part of the requirements!
an excellent letter from a mom with an autistic child: http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/22/the-unvarnished-reality-of-autism/?scp=3&sq=autism&st=cse
The members of Bratfree had this to say on the disappearance of TDC. Looks like motherhood needed to be rebranded with a whole new set of websites, just as any product often does to get new customers when the existing customers realise what poor value they're getting.
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