Monday, September 21, 2009

He Did What?

We have all been shopping and have heard a child who is very unhappy and is letting everyone know it. Since I work retail I hear it more than most of you. It can get annoying, but I have sympathy for the parents. They are in a no win situation. No matter what they do, they can't win. Everyone has an opinion on what to do, and are quick to criticize when the situation is not handled their way.

Roger Stephens qualifies for the Grumpy Old Man Of The Year Award.
Stephens approached a woman whose two year old daughter was screaming and told her “if you don’t shut that baby up, I will shut her up for you.” He then grabbed the little girl and hit her four times in the mouth. Nearby customers held him until police arrived. Currently Mr Stephens is still in jail, a situation that his attorney approves of. Maybe he was taking Hilary Clinton's book, It Takes A Village, literally. There is no justification for what he did. Of course if you read any comments on this story there are people who are complimenting him for his actions.

I find it amazing the number of people who have their young children out in the middle of the night. Then again, I realize that a lot of them are single parents and may not have any other choice. After all, if your options are to get the children up or leave them home alone, by all means get them up. However, when it comes to disciplining children, leave that to the parents.
The answer was 51 hours. Today's question is Grade 3/Geography.

True or False? The Equator passes through the southern tip of North America.
I knew this one. 139-22.

1 comment:

Rob S. said...

Jeez. What a maniac.