Saturday, October 21, 2006

What is wrong with people?

Not much going on over here. I took Friday and Monday off work (taking doctor's orders very seriously), so I'm spending a four-day weekend lying around the house, knitting, reading, watching bad TV, hydrating, and counting contractions (averaging 2-3 an hour, pretty much the same as when this whole contracty fun started 8 weeks ago). So in lieu of any news, a story, courtesy of my husband:

Yesterday he was out running errands and picking up groceries for our dinner. As he walked out of the grocery store, he saw a woman with a little girl in a stroller. The little girl was playing with a stuffed monkey, and accidentally dropped it on the sidewalk. It was an incredibly blustery day, so the monkey was actually blown out of reach, into the street. My husband tried to grab it for her, but there was too much traffic.

But then! A truck pulled over, and the driver got out and retrieved the monkey from the road. The grateful mother held out her hand. And the man GOT BACK IN HIS TRUCK AND DROVE AWAY WITH THE MONKEY. As my husband walked away, shaking his head in disbelief, the mother was crouching down in front of the stroller, trying to explain to her little girl why they wouldn't be getting her toy back.

WTF?!? What the hell is the matter with people? Who DOES that?


Blogger K77 said...

WTF indeed, what the hell kind of behaviour is that?

4:20 AM  
Blogger ProudMary said...

People can be so heartless. I hope that little girl's mommy can find a replacement monkey somewhere.

9:15 AM  
Anonymous Lexie Ann said...

I just have to shake my head at that one. The nerve.

9:26 AM  
Blogger Thalia said...

Now that is seriously strange!

Glad to hear all is ok with the contractions (well, at least it's not worse).

11:10 AM  
Blogger MoMo said...

OMG..that is unbelievable!! What is wrong with people these days. I hope you are enjoying your long weekend!

10:58 PM  
Anonymous Watson said...

Good lord!

Can we blame the theft on life in the Big City, or is it just another sign of the further decline of Western Civilization??

That is truly distressing, but karma's a bitch, man, and that evil truck driving monkey thief will get his!!

6:51 PM  
Blogger sube said...

Well holy crap. That's just unbelievable.

11:57 PM  
Blogger Rachel Inbar said...

Movers stole my little sister's monkey when she was a baby. It was her favorite toy... I don't think my mom's gotten over it to this day - it's been over 25 years... What a sicko.

9:41 AM  

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