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This is sad, but I wonder who will get the blame? The Manager, The Owner, the Manufacturer, or the Machine.
Remember, Washing Machines don't kill kids, STUPID parents do!
I am half black so you racist can suck it) but I was not one bit surprised this couple was black!! And then the mom was angry and pounding tables at the dad when she clearly saw him do it, looks like he explained the action and she agreed! As I tell my kids at school, "you can't fix stupid!!" Dumb or uneducated you can but stupid, like a tattoo of a girl you dated 25 years ago on your arm is permanent!!
I am amazed that they didn't realize that the washer had an auto lock. Obviously, they appear to be using one for their laundry. This is a stupid thing to do to put your child in the washer. I wonder how old the parents are?
Decades ago I heard a story of a young mother at Zion National Park who came across a young bear and placed her baby with the bear to get a photograph. Needless to say the child did not survive.
I believe this lack of total sense comes from a generation raised by television sets, video games and cartoons. Many are completely disconnected with reality.
That is a terrible story about the bear and the baby. I had not heard that one, but I can't imagine the horror of it. There are times I just don't understand people... what is the breakdown in their minds that causes such stupidity?
Dad was playing with his son and obviously didn't realize that the door would self-lock and start the cycle. The parents panic was evident and their terror apparent. Sometimes as parents we make bad choices and in this case, the outcome of a horrible decision was mitigated with help from the operator at the laundromat. There was no need for child services or any other action. These parents learned a lesson that they will never forget and never do again.
That child could have broken his neck. Good heavens, was water pouring into the machine too? Absolutely sick.
Someone should have been calling 911 so that child protective services could have taken the child away from the parents. That is why they ran out of there so fast. Imagine what goes in the privacy of their home when cameras aren't rolling.
On OV, people were writing it off as just a mistake.
Mistake or not, irresponsibility is irresponsibility. If you can't be trusted with the safety of your own kid then you should have them taken away. This is the type of guy that pushes you off the cliff to the water 200 feet below without knowing how deep the water is.
Pardon my language, but what the F*CK is wrong with these people? Does anyone know if the kid is okay? I hope these two morons go to JAIL.
We have a sad case playing out on the local news. Mother leaves two kids with her "boyfriend" so she can go to drug rehab. Boyfriend beats the kids. The infant has a brain hemmorrage, the three-year old has broken bones. The "father" in this case looks like he's no prize winner either. These two kids drew the short straws all around. I have no idea what's going to happen, but it doesn't look good for these kids right now. So freaking sad.
This is what welfare gets us. We pay higher taxes so that these people can live off the system and help fund the drug cartel with their welfare checks. Then, every time they do something stupid, we lose liberties and pay more for government. The furtherance of this ignorance is generally concluded by the state abducting the children and paying someone else to raise them. If the children are lucky, they won't be sexually abused by their new caretakers.
This is America now.
These cases bother so much. The poor kids. I had the best parents ever, I could write a book on all they did that was right. What a sad world we live in, these parents should be hunted down and _____________ (fill in the blank).
Sometimes I hate the world we live in. I would just need two minutes with the 'boyfriend" and he would see the meaning of abuse! The neglectful mother is worse because she is supposed to protect her kids. Am I sad? Yes, but I am furious more! I will have to channel that into some hearty prayers for them instead.
That's awful. I hope they bury the boyfriend under the jail....and the mother shouldn't get off the hook, either. She left them with him and surely she knew he was violent.
I won't be surprised when Congress passes a law (rushed through the process) that says all washing machines in all laundromats must have a posted sign, prominently displayed on the door - do not place child in machine (and don't eat the soap, either). It will raise the cost of doing laundry by threefold.
Sorry, RS.... unfortunately I am old enough to remember having to go to these all the time when I was little. They're not "laundry mats;" they're "laundromats."
Yeah, I saw this elsewhere either late yesterday or overnight (couldn't sleep). The unit ACTUALLY started filling up with water. I can't begin to tell you what these idiot dirtbags deserve.
Years ago, I stepped out of the car to pump gas and I locked the doors because my young daughter was inside. Big mistake because I left my keys in the ignition. My daughter began to panic when I couldn't get back in. That was the worst feeling in my life, so I can imagine these parents were ten times what I felt.
Thank you for posting, kong1967. I did the same thing! The paranoia of a $500 fine for leaving the car unlocked while in Europe had me locking the door all the time. My poor little girl got out of her car seat and tried to pull the door handle; when it wouldn't open she panicked, jumped up and hit her head on the car roof. Didn't help I had some jerk off telling everyone around (trying to help) I need to slow down; "kick a girl while she's down a-hole; I wasn't in a rush, butt munch". I now put my keys in my pocket every time I get out of my car to pump gasoline. Also, I now put my keys and cell phone in my pocket instead of my purse so in case some one steals it, I still have my phone to call the police and a ride home!
Unfortunately, our society is lacking in common sense. The dude was thinking out his @$$. If he has a conscience, it's eating him alive, and I bet Mom would have loved to hit him instead of the table.
Yes, it was a stupid thing to do, but they didn't mean bad, they didn't know it was an auto-lock and clearly were only going to leave the kid in for 2 seconds.
We've all done stupid, photo moments, with our kids. Had the parents put the kid in, taken a photo and taken him out without the auto lock problem we'de all be cheering how cute it looks.
So, yes it was stupid, but I wouldn't be to hard on those parents who clearly care about the kid.
Pushing somone off the cliff to the water far below without knowing how deep the water is only takes a second of brain fart. It happens, but mature people think about things like this before they act. Children don't. This guy should not be a parent until he grows up, and I hope his stupid-ass went to jail.
Are you serious? Under what circumstances would 'we' be cheering and considering it cute to put a child in a laundry appliance?! Even for the briefest moment! Sheesh!!!
You're missing my point. I'm not defending their actions and not saying it's OK to put a kid into an appliance. My point is that it's one thing giving those parents a good talking it's another thing writing them off completely just because they screwed up.
The internet is full of videos and photos of parents doing stupid things with their kids, but just because there were no accidents we laugh it off. Unfortunately in this case it didn't go very well end could have ended badly. This doesn't not make those parents bad, it makes them parents who did something foolish and learned the hard way. You can bet they will never do it again.
Parents often do stupid things with their kids for the sake of a perfect photo moment. I'm not saying it's right, it's just fact, parents do it.
I just don't believe in writing people off for good for one foolish action. People make mistakes. That's all I'm saying
I get your point, Sheya. Looks like some missed it.
Too many people get upset at country folks for teaching their kids to hunt from an early age, and they act like the country folks are just as bad as these parents. The fact is, we take chances with our kids in this world all the time. In some neighborhoods, leaving your kid in the car to pay for gas is EXACTLY as dumb as what these folks did. (Fortunately, in most neighborhoods, that's not the case.)
I agree. People didn't think it was a big deal when Jackson hung his baby over the balcony. Stupidity is a VERY good reason to have your children taken away.
I'm not missing your point. You say: "The internet is full of videos and photos of parents doing stupid things with their kids, but just because there were no accidents we laugh it off."
We don't laugh it off. I am not the only person who finds no amusement in ANYONE seeing such actions as amusing. THEY NEVER ARE. Imperfect behavior or stupidity are not excuses where harm to children potentially or actually occurs
Are you serious?! You think it is possible for a child in a laundry appliance to be something funny?!
"Caring" without wisdom can be very hazerdous. At the very least these people should be made to take some good solid parenting classes and better pass with flying colors.