Re: Kids do the stupidest things!
So yesterday I spent 6 hours putting out a forest fire, about 6 acres, which was caused by someone torching a car. The cops come by, take off the vin numbers. They go to the owners house and ask the lady where her car is, she says it's out in the front yard. They walk out to the front yard, no car? The lady says, oh good, I've been hounding my son for weeks to get that hunk of junk out of my yard, looks like he finally sold it. Finally it clicks, why the cop? He tells her where we found the car. She flew off the handle. Apparently, the kid thought a good way of disposing of the car was to drag it out into the woods and set it on fire.
Anyways, she has to pay to have the remains of the car towed from the woods (pretty damn far out there), pay for the fire departments time and use of our foam to put out the forest fire, and a shitload of fines from the forestry cop. I would have thought it was all pretty funny if my back wasn't so damn sore from raking out 6 acres of burning brush.
Moral of the story, I guess the days of telling your kids to go play in traffic are over because they're stupid enough to do it now.
Done bitching for now,
"How is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain. Remember when I took that home beermaking course, and I forgot how to drive?" - Homer J. Simpson