buh - loney.
Great post! (Gosh I love this place.)
Wait, a trial attorney will enter the picture soon, a law suit re:Product safety will appear.
#1 How did the kid get two toys from the machine other than by stealing them?
#2 No mention of who is going to pay for the damage to the machine.
“The child’s mother said that she wasn’t at the machine when the boy went in...”
Two outrages: the fact that she wasn’t there and that the “journalist” didn’t think that I would assume this.
Two toys? He should have received two lumps of coal.
Well I dont know how dangerous a city Sun Prairie, Wisconsin is but what mother can keep a constant eye on an active 9 year old boy?
I also suspect that it would only take the kid 30 seconds to climb in to that machine. I have seen these machines and the chutes that the toys drop in to are not that complicated. A small child can easily get in side.
Personally I think the over protectiveness of parents today is damaging.
Kinda like this little girl.
When my son was small, he visited the claw machine near the check stand where I was in line at the grocery store. I heard an announcement on the PA system looking for his parent. Uh-oh.
He had apparently put his saved-up coin in the machine, and nothing happened. So he stuck his arm up inside the hole. And it was stuck. When the firemen came in carrying axes, it scared him silly, as he figured they were going to chop off his arm. It cured him of any further episodes with rip off machines.
And are there any worse looking prizes tha those inside claw machines? He did get his money back, as it popped out of the machine during the rescue.
A NINE year old?
Unless there is a problem with his mental capacity, that is just stupid. If it were my child, he wouldn’t have gone home with any animals, he would have gone home to a big spanking.