WTFery in the News: 31-Jul-2014

July 31, 2014 Randomnessosity, WTFery in the News 0

Me, through my children’s eyes – This has to be one of the most heartwarming posts I’ve seen in a few weeks. A mother finds a photo of herself on her phone and she is disgusted and ashamed of how she looks. Then she talks to her children – not only did her son take the picture, he thought she looked beautiful and wonderful. Her daughter chimes in that she feels her mom’s picture is so nice that she could be in a postcard. LOVE this. This woman’s children helped her to see the beauty that she has instead of focusing on flaws. LOVE.

Flipping through the pictures on my phone, I see it.
My first reaction is shock.
Who took this hideous picture of me?!
Self-loathing and disgust swell up and threaten to bring me to tears.
Just as I am about to hit delete, my boy walks in the room.
“Do you know anything about this picture?” I ask him.
I turn the screen so he can see it. He smiles huge.
“I took that of you in Tahoe,” he says. “You looked so beautiful laying there. I couldn’t help it, mom.”
“You need to ask me before using my phone to take pictures,” I say.
“I know,” he says. “But mom, seriously, look how pretty you look?”
I look at the picture again and try to see what he sees.
My daughter walks over and takes a look.
“That could be a postcard mom,” she says smiling. “You’re so beautiful. I love it.”
I take a deep breath.
This is exactly what I needed.

Man run over by own truck during road rage – And I love this one, too. A drunk driver hits a car and then jumps out to bang on window of the car he hit in rage. The victim drove away in fear…leaving the drunk driver to get hit by his own car. I once dated a man who did something similar – he wasn’t drunk but he hopped his ass out of the car to harass someone who cut him off. I broke up with him soon after. That is sooo dangerous. And stupid. And wrong.

48-year-old Joseph Carl had been drinking and drove into a vehicle stopped at a red light. He got out of his truck without putting it in park and began banging on the window of a woman’s car. When the frightened woman drove away, there was nothing holding his truck in place.
The truck rolled into Carl. A police report says he was taken to the hospital where he was treated for fractures in his hand and foot.

Florida Mom 7-Year-Old: Child Neglect Charge Over Park – And now we have officially taken the whole “Nanny State” thing waaaaay to far. A Florida woman has been charged with felony child neglect for letting her 7 year old son walk to the park alone, 1/2 mile away from home. Because pedophiles! Even though most children are molested by someone who knows them already. This is the second story like this to come out in the last two weeks and it’s getting out of hand. When I was a kid I played everywhere. 1/2 mile away? That’s nothing.

A mom who allowed her 7-year-old son to walk to a local park alone in Port St. Lucie is facing a felony child neglect charge. Florida resident Nicole Gainey gave her son Dominic permission to walk from their house, about a half-mile away, to Sportsman Park. Little did she know that police would be suspicious.

However, Gainey says she believes Dominic is mature enough to go to the park alone during the day. She adds he always has a cellphone, which she calls to check on him. She plans to fight the felony charge, but after this, she won’t let Dominic go to the park alone.

The St. Lucie County State’s Attorney’s office says there is no law that specifies how old a child has to be before he or she can go somewhere unsupervised. It’s done on a case-by-case basis.

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