Life Is Just So Daily

Sunday, April 19, 2009

One Lucky Witch.

So...it happened again.
Does this keep happening to me because I'm a magnet for it, or am I just insanely aware of kids being left in cars?

Albertson's @ Buckner & Garland Rd, Casa Linda Shopping area, Saturday afternoon.

Red Mustang, TX License Plate #: KTR 285.

Little Boy, about 2 years old.
I called 911; I was connected to the Fire Dept., when the woman & the other child with her returned to the car. That little boy was probably 4-6 years old.

"Is this your car?"
"Is this your baby?"
"BABIES DIE WHEN THEY ARE LEFT IN CARS!"
....blah, blah, blah, I don't remember what else I said {yelled} while talking AT this woman with the fire dept. still at my ear.
"Oh, LOOK! YOU EVEN LEFT THE DOORS UNLOCKED! You're LUCKY I didn't take your baby. I could have just TAKEN your baby. And, you don't even have a CAR SEAT!"
-------"I just live around the corner."
"I DON'T CARE WHERE YOU LIVE! YOU SHOULD HAVE A CAR SEAT FOR HIM. AT THE VERY LEAST, IT'S THE LAW!"
At some point, the woman said "I'm sorry" {with a look on her face like 'this lady is yelling at me, and she's a freak'}, to which I responded, "You're not SORRY, you're LUCKY!"

And so....there I was, yet again.
But THIS time, I said something. And once I started....well, I had plenty to say.
Needless to say, she drove off in her red mustang with two little ones; neither in a car seat {though one may not have technically required one by Texas law....}.

So frustrating. She has no idea how lucky she is. She has no idea how many bullets she dodged that day... some pedophile could have taken her child... that child could have opened the door, walked out into the parking lot--wandered off or gotten hit by a car... so many different things.
She's one lucky witch.
....I'm just sayin'.......

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16 Comments:

At 7:40 PM , Blogger Ann(ie) said...

What you're saying is SPOT on! She IS one lucky bitch. Who gives a damn if she lives around the corner, she's a big dumb idiot. Keep doing what you're doing love.

 
At 5:29 AM , Blogger Beth said...

Whether you’re a magnet or hyper-aware of these situations, thank God you’re there. As frustrating as these incidents are, you’re educating people who need to know the possible tragic consequences of their actions.

 
At 5:47 AM , Blogger Life is Wonderful said...

Ummm...that is unbelievable. What was the child in the car doing???? Just sitting there, waiting??? Crazy people!

 
At 7:02 AM , Blogger Kate said...

I'm glad that you're out there, advocating for kids one moronic parent at a time. Even if she doesn't change, maybe there was someone else in the parking lot who overheard and will be more careful with their children. You'll never know how many children you have saved. You're my hero!

 
At 10:00 AM , Blogger Pregnantly Plump said...

After reading your last post, I kept thinking to myself, "What would I do if I saw a child alone in a car in a parking lot?" I'm hoping that I will have the guts to tell the adult how wrong their actions were and how lucky they are. Did the fire dept at least get her license plate number? She should have a car seat, and should at least pay a fine for not having one.

 
At 10:16 AM , Blogger kim-d said...

Personally, I don't think it's any accident that you "happen upon" these situations a lot; it is meant to be that way because of your perspective on this. And I bow to you, Girl...that woman needs to THINK a little bit about what she's doing with her precious kids and, no matter how clueless she seemed, at least some of what you said HAD to get through to her.

Seriously, Lainey...you just keep on doing what you do in these situations. These people need to hear what you have to say, and I'm glad that there is somebody out there--you--who isn't afraid to say it.

 
At 10:24 AM , Blogger Jiff said...

I'm SO glad you said something!

Cause if it were me, I'd have done the same thing. I would've thrown in more things, I'm sure. I'm SO NOT NICE when it comes to things like that.

 
At 12:27 PM , Blogger mpotter said...

unbelievable. you were right (and gutsy) to say something. i wonder if i'd even notice....

i hope at the very least the idiot thinks twice next time.

it's amazing to think how different it was when we grew up. but it is different. we have to follow suit.

 
At 2:53 PM , Blogger Rikki said...

Look at you, trying to be "blog friendly." I'm so proud!

 
At 4:09 PM , Anonymous Misguided Mommy said...

i dont know if i would have been able to resist punching her or at the very least, denting her car

 
At 4:36 PM , Blogger gmcountrymama said...

I'm so glad you said something. Maybe next time she will think before she does something so stupid and dangerous.

 
At 7:42 PM , Blogger Christy said...

This is such a sad story. I hope that the woman takes your comments to heart, and stops leaving her babies unattended in cars.

And the carseat thing blows my mind too. Who doesn't strap their kids in?

 
At 5:11 AM , Blogger Laura said...

You are the greatest. HUGS!

Hope it is OK - I linked to this post from my site as I wrote about car safety today.

 
At 9:31 AM , Blogger Beth said...

Thank God you saw this and said something to this stupid woman. Why take one kid with you and leave the other kid in the car???!!!! What kind of sense does that make??? and to leave the car UNLOCKED???!! Lordy lordy..

you go girl!!!!

 
At 10:44 AM , Blogger ~love said...

good for you!

and i agree w/ beth...where was the rationale in deciding which kid to bring in?! sad.

 
At 12:28 PM , Blogger Mummy M said...

You rock! Well done for standing up for what is right. Let's just hope that even a little of what you said to her sunk in.

K

 

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