Vent: I absolutely HATE stupidity! Not ignorance.....STUPIDITY!! - page 9

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  1. by   gimmie12
    Are the swimming pool owners adults who don't watch the CHILDREN who are in their pool? AGAIN, it is the adults who HAVE to take responsibility for the children, not the other way around. The children are killing or getting killed by ADULT stuff or stupidity. I am a grandmother who has lost 6 siblings by age 18 and have raised 4 children around Calif. and NC and now I am helping with my Granchildren. I do not allow my children to put their children in harms way if they can help it. Be it guns, car seats, or pools. We all can have fun but not in the car or around adult toys when it comes to our children. Sorry for rambling. It just gets to me. We have so many people who want to have babies but can't. I cannot stand to see a baby in a casket.
  2. by   gimmie12
    To Jelli Belli, I love the idea about needing a license to breed!!!!!!!!!!!!!! First they would need a thorough background check, Drug test, and PAPERS TO PROVE THAT THEY DID NOT GET THE 'SIGN'.
  3. by   LeahJet
    Gimmie, you got my point exactly.
    The lack of supervision and adults not being responsible are why most children get hurt.
    It's not really the guns or swimming pools or whatever else causes injury.
  4. by   RNHawaii34
    i am so tired of the stupidity, and stupidity is just what it is. there is no excuse for this....in this county all medicaid moms who get prenatal care go through a program and get free strollers and carseats, and they're taught how to use those carseats.

    how many more children have to die before this stops???[/quote]

    yup, i knew how you feel. we live in one of the most powerful country in the world, but sadly, we still have dumb people around us, what i meant was, people who actually don't have common sense when it comes to driving safely when a child is on board....in the state where i live, if we get caught driving without a seatbelt on, we pay a penalty, i think its $95.00, but then we still see a lot of kids and teenagers riding in the back of an open bed truck everyday with no restraints whatsoever! how dumb!
  5. by   IreneL
    The "stupid" that burns me up the most is the breeding that occurs between drug/alcohol addicted partners resulting in a child with lifelong mental and physical deficits. I support mandatory tubal ligations and vasectomies for these people. If they choose nt to get well thats their choice-they shouldn't have the "right" to sentence another human being to a life of misery.
  6. by   gkrn
    Concerning car seat laws. In OK it is required that the driver be belted in and that children be in appropriate car seats. Too bad the law didn't apply to all adults in the SUV that tried to pass a sand truck during our current ice storm. They might be all be alive now rather than 1 dead and 2 in serious condition. The driver made it OK. People who do not follow logic to maintain their safety are rebellious in my opinion, not just stupid, and if their lives didn't effect others then it might be OK to leave the law the way it is. If someone is so rebellious that they won't wear a seat belt or helmet while on a motorcycle I still think the law needs to be there and enforce it. Maybe the states could make enough money off of the fines to help pay for the injuries-------oh, I must be in a dream world. Good night.
  7. by   TazziRN
    My 17-yr-old recently was photographed running a red light and is waiting for the citation to arrive in the mail. She had some friends in the car and this weekend was asking if she would get a fine because they weren't belted in. I told her Yes, if it's obvious in the photograph. She started talking about making her friends pay her back for that part, and I said, "Why are you going to make your friends pay for your mistake???" My husband had to forbid her from making her friends pay for that.

    And she wonders why I won't let her drive her baby sister anywhere......
  8. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from TazziRN
    My 17-yr-old recently was photographed running a red light and is waiting for the citation to arrive in the mail. She had some friends in the car and this weekend was asking if she would get a fine because they weren't belted in. I told her Yes, if it's obvious in the photograph. She started talking about making her friends pay her back for that part, and I said, "Why are you going to make your friends pay for your mistake???" My husband had to forbid her from making her friends pay for that.

    And she wonders why I won't let her drive her baby sister anywhere......
    I've seen those images before. If there were people in the back, it may not even be clear that they weren't belted in.
  9. by   TazziRN
    Yeah, I know they're pretty bad. She had a friend in the front seat, though, and that one would show up if the pic's clear enough. She hasn't gotten anything in the mail yet, though, so it's possible that the photo wasn't even clear enough to reveal her plate number.

    Still......
  10. by   Happy2Beme
    Quote from hogan4736
    why bring race into this?

    haven't you noticed that there some people who bring race into everything?

    i don't think "stupidity" is the issue though.
    the original post said the arrogant, laughing mother, could quote the law.
    that's not stupid folks.:trout:
    denial is not a river in egypt.
  11. by   linzz
    Here is another VERY stupid thing, my mother would never wear a seatbelt because she thought they weren't safe, that they would keep her trapped in a car. Scary! So I told her when she rode with me she, is to wear her seatbelt and she refused time and time again so one day I lost it and told her to buckle up or get out and walk. She also would argue about the kids needing seats but she was quickly set straight on that one, no car seats, no visit with the kids. It sure is frustrating though!!!!!!!!
  12. by   twotrees2
    Quote from hogan4736
    you are all right on this carseat thing...

    take it even further...next time you ship your (infant/toddler) patient to another hospital by ground ambulance, PLEASE ensure the ambulance crew safely uses proper child restraints in the back of the ambulance...

    those of us in the ER have seen the medic place the toddler on mom's lap...

    speak out and stop THIS stupidity, as it often goes unnoticed, but it really is the same stupidity...
    another one- schoolbuses - my daughter was injured ( thankfully not seriously ) when the bus was plowed into from behind -now granted she was sitting backwards - but she was young and foolish and had she had a belt she wouldnt have been sitting indian style backwards- i dont get why buses dont have to have them - seems silly and stupid to me .
  13. by   MedSurgeNewbie
    I am a firm believer that ignorance can be cured stupid is forever!

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