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Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by Grumpyoldman, Mar 24, 2014.

  1. Grumpyoldman

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    Realy sad :( http://video.uk.msn.com/watch/video/more-than-600-people-ignore-lost-child-in-tv-experiment/2glkzlhf . The world we live in now :( Grumps was an explorer and a runner as a child , Now and Then little Grumpy would escape . Tiny Grumps was full of life quick and clever the gold was all ways round the next corner . However when your tiny feral and wild when you loose your mummy you 5hit your little self !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Luckily some nice grown up would take you to the supermarket bit where the tannoy would call mummy and all would be cool , PHEW the world isnt coming to an end the monsters are not going to get me !!!!!!!!!!! now back to being a little 5hit :D now 600 people walk by a lost child :( Im very aware of the messed up world we live in . Twice in the last 10 years iv found a lost child , probably 10 years ago G and the ex mrs found a child crying in town . I was very aware that these days you have to be very careful . Bex took care of the little girl and she stopped crying straight away . I went to the closest shop in the centre and asked them to call security . Mother and child soon reunited . Couple of years ago i saw a lost child in my local supermarket . Again i was very aware and asked the nearest couple if they could talk to the child while i found a staff member . Again mother and child reunited :up: I dont like the idea that if my little niece who is a bit of an explorer herself could not rely on someone helping her ! What makes me relay sad is that grown ups are scared to help children . Its Normal instinctive proper behaviour and everything has got so broken 600 people will walk past a lost child . Not much bothers Grumps . This relay did :(
     
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    That's the society we have made for ourselves today... Something died on the stroke of midnight 2000 A.D.. It was there in the '90's but I felt the new Millennium was going to be Censored and I was correct.
     
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    Sad, Really Sad how grown adults are scared to help a Small child. I for one wouldn't hesitate asking if they'd lost Mommy or daddy ?
     
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    Who could walk past a young kid like that. I know I couldn't or my mrs. All I would think of is if my daughter was in that position I would like to think people would stop and help. Yes I understand that society is a mess and certain people would wonder what an adult was doing stopping and talking to a child on their own, but I'd rather someone think that of me than just walk on by and leave a kid alone in the street looking terrified. No I'm afraid I'd have to stop and take them to security or the nearest shop or even call the police. I could live with myself then knowing I'd done the right thing
     
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    It is hard these days I was in the supermarket a few weeks ago when a little boy about two was walking around crying rather loud and most shoppers was just looking at him after making sure he wasn't just following mum and having I want my own way day I grabbed a women who worked there who then took hold of his hand and called over the speaker where a mother ran snatched him from us dragged him of with not so much as a Thank you...... but hey felt I did right for the child
     
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    Difficult to knwo what to do for the best these days with all the laws, potential criminal accusations and liabilities an act of good faith carries. The world we have mad is a far worse one than it was IMO, but at least you can sleep sound at night knowing you did a good thing, even if the parent was a complete ungrateful ...
     
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    At least you did the right Marge !!
    Some people have no manners. If I had lost my child and someone had found them I'd be very thankful to them
     
  8. cloverleaf

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    I feel the same. Not that I've ever needed to act on such a situation, but as a bloke I'd definitely think twice about approaching a lost kid for fear of some knuckle-dragging, gutter-press reading f*ckwit pointing the paedo finger.

    I despise the society we're forced to endure in this country - it seems our once-great nation has become the model of shallow, individualist selfishness; its faceless, morally-vacuous masses goaded on in their ignorance by the press pushing the bent politicians' agenda as well as their own. Makes me sick to think how much we're exploited, manipulated and oppressed in this country, and even more sick that 99% of people are apparently totally oblivious to / unphased by this horrible situation.

    This country is utterly f*cked :down:
     
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    i saw this and had mixed views, if it was my kid that wandered of i would hope that an honest person would take straight to security, staff members etc, however while on holiday last year there was a young girl of 6 ish crying, i panicked, now i dont panick about many things but my brain nearly exploded f the what if's, i knew my missus was only a few seconds behind so just watched her for a minute and got my missus to go over, took to a member of staff and waited for her mum to come, bless hee she was in such a panic, upset, irate with little un, but a few minutes later they was back on there way.

    my head said go over, make sure she was ok, there was loads of people about but the scary thing with the crap world we live in i didnt want to get accused of anything, its a sorry crap world we live in, i know i was wrong i should have gone over,but i also knew it was safer for a female (missus ) to go over as i knew she was right behind.......it was a situation where i hated to be in .... all the best steve
     
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    I remember some years ago on a holiday with friends... one of his brats (yes his kids are horrid) went missing while we were holidaying on Perranporth beach, For those familiar with the area it has a very dangerous area where a person can be cut off by the tide and forced onto rocks.

    A full scale manhunt occurred for this 3 year old boy, rescue helicopter, 4 x 4's, search party - the whole nine yards!

    After a couple of hours a member of the public found and returned him to the life guards station (thankfully a decent human being) he managed to get a couple of miles away into the town!

    Even though he was a little Censored I'll never forget the anxiety of thinking he'd been abducted or drowned but his parents were hardly even concerned that he has disappeared!

    Kids come with huge responsibility and the scary thing is anyone can have one without so much as an inkling of common sense in their heads.... it's ridiculous! I hope a time will come when this will change as typical parenting these days is diabolical!
     
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    it was not a true perspective the kids did not look or behave in a distressed manor and also the mum and reporter are standing yards away from them which the public can see as they walked pass imo
     
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    I've thought about this before as I have a little couple of adventurers myself (child and grandchild) and the above has always worried me. I decided that if I was ever presented with this situation I would try and find another passer-by to aid me in the approach of a lone child.
     
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    Lost my two girls on a holiday in Spain about 9 years ago for about 20 minutes. Was at a restaurant. There were five adults and it was just one of those things where no one was looking at the time they wandered......

    To this day I can still remember the utter helpless feeling of anxiety and sickness......never have I ever felt anything as foreboding in my life as that.....I was almost convinced that was the last I would see of them.....as the minutes ticked by and searching for them up/down the parade of shops I could have almost broke down.

    Fortunately, they were safe and sound and had wandered off to the toilets helped by another kid but for a few minutes there I thought that was it.

    Mind you I get nearly as bad when the dog lunges off on a bender after seeing deer and disappearing for 30 minutes...
     
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    Luckily Grumps lives in the Sticks , Well by choice and hard work i often get can you pick the little un up from school i still live in a place that when i turn up at the school most the kids say Hi Ben or Hi Shrek ( another nickname :rolleyes: ) and the parents ask so whos stuck at work this time :rolleyes:
     
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    I would love to live somewhere like that, I work a lot in the west lakes and can say its the place where everyone knows everyone, people I know there say its great because of the things grumps mentions above, only downside is the rain there...
     
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    My son used to like to hide as a bit of a joke. He did this once when he was three and we were out shopping in computer world (or similar) by climbing inside a display case, all panic broke loose for a very long five minutes, or so, with me searching the store with the help of the staff, its a sick feeling indeed and one that I'd prefer not to feel again.

    Now at nine his jokes are a bit less extreme, but the humours still there!

    John
     
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    I was in the loo in Tesco's with my son a few months back. Nobody else was in there and I was just standing by the door waiting for my lad to finish washing his hands when a boy, around 8 YO, came bursting in in tears and a swolen eye. My boy finished as this other lad went to the sinks and was looking at his face in the mirror. Now the paternal side of me wanted to ask if he was ok and if he needed escorting to the office while somebody calls for his parents. But, this was a very young boy in the public toilets with nobody else around. We all know what the first thing I could have been accused of if I had tried to talk to him, so I didn't. I took my son by the hand and walked out. Am I proud of it? Not at all. Would I do the same thing again? Absolutely. That is just the way the world has forced us to become. The fear of being falsely accused, dragged through courts, names and pictures plastered all over the media to be socially tried and found guilty, then to have them not to apologise on the not guilty verdict, and all because I wanted to ensure that the lad didn't get jumped again upon leaving the toilets? It's just not worth it. Instead, I hung about in view of the loos for him to come out and reach an adult, which he did safely. He didn't know that I was watching him from afar, neither did anybody else. So in my view, I was ready to act if I needed to, but would only jeapordise my anonimity as a last resort. I think that most people are like this.
     
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    It's a bit of a false event judging from the footage. The blond reporter lady seemed to have an eye on the little girl in question even though she was trying to be inconspicuous with her friend over by the pillar. If I was walking by I'd assume one of the 2 ladies by the pillar was related to or looking after the little girl. This isn't a very good experiment really.
     
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    Looks like you beat me to it with this point. :D
     

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