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2008-05-14 10:40:46 PM
WTF is this with the "month old age". I have a new set of twins, and once they're a year old, I'll stop counting the months.
Sorry, that really grinds my gears.
 
2008-05-14 11:08:13 PM
That will be an awkward story to tell the kid someday
 
2008-05-15 12:12:31 AM
remus: That will be an awkward story to tell the kid someday

everyone I know has "I forgot the kid" stories. My mom got left at Mt. Rushmore (she was in her early teens though)
 
2008-05-15 01:18:10 AM
strangeguitar: WTF is this with the "month old age". I have a new set of twins, and once they're a year old, I'll stop counting the months.
Sorry, that really grinds my gears.


Thanks Peter.
 
2008-05-15 01:20:50 AM
Katie98_KT: My mom got left at Mt. Rushmore

I guess her parents were taking her for granite.
 
2008-05-15 01:21:15 AM
23 months is more of a toddler
 
2008-05-15 01:22:09 AM
Plane ticket? Check Luggage? Check Punctuation marking what "Check" applies to so the headline reads smoothly? Whoops
 
2008-05-15 01:22:12 AM
strangeguitar: WTF is this with the "month old age". I have a new set of twins, and once they're a year old, I'll stop counting the months.

Agree completely. My boy is just over 3 months and I'm already sick of telling people how many weeks he is.

Also, just under 2 years old isn't really considered an infant anymore. They're called toddlers once they're around a year old, or when they start walking.
 
2008-05-15 01:23:27 AM
Shiv? Check.
Pipe? Check.
Hammer? Check.
Axe? Check.
Subject? Check.
Location? Check.
Desire? Check.
Vengeance? Check.
 
2008-05-15 01:24:09 AM
Katie98_KT: My mom got left at Mt. Rushmore

how the...what?
 
2008-05-15 01:27:05 AM
strangeguitar: WTF is this with the "month old age". I have a new set of twins, and once they're a year old, I'll stop counting the months.
Sorry, that really grinds my gears


You'll get a month/week/year conversion chart in the mail in a few weeks.

/Makes it so much easier
 
2008-05-15 01:27:26 AM
I call bullshiat, sounds like they wanted the child to become a citizen of Canada
///TOGALOG!!!
////listened to Mike Savage about this lol
 
2008-05-15 01:27:55 AM
I would LOVE it if people would check their young children at the same time they check their luggage. It would make flights much more enjoyabale.
 
2008-05-15 01:29:14 AM
2 years old doesn't have the same ring to it?
 
2008-05-15 01:29:46 AM
blog.beliefnet.com
 
2008-05-15 01:46:58 AM
When my daughter was 1 year and 11 months old (you stop counting months after 12), she could say, "Hey, where are you going? Can I go too?"

Perhaps them leaving the kid wasn't such an accident...
 
2008-05-15 01:48:17 AM
At least they didn't leave him on the top of the car and drove off.
 
2008-05-15 01:58:18 AM
Where's the hero tag for the airline that paid for his dad to come and pick him up and take him back? Guess it just depends on where you place the emphasis of the story...
 
2008-05-15 01:59:34 AM
Katie98_KT: remus: That will be an awkward story to tell the kid someday

everyone I know has "I forgot the kid" stories. My mom got left at Mt. Rushmore (she was in her early teens though)


Mine left me at The Grand Canyon. I ended up with a sweet Hemi and a hot girlfriend so I'm cool.
 
2008-05-15 02:01:06 AM
www.lawrence.edu
/disapproves of this headline
 
2008-05-15 02:01:41 AM
Foaming: 23 months is more of a toddler FARKING ANKLE BITING WHINING TROUBLE MAKER FROM THE BOWELS OF HELL!!!!!

FTFY.

/Hates most kids.
//Except the six-year-old niecling and the soon-to-be-three-year-old nephewling...they actually ARE well behaved. Maybe because I spoil them rotten and them give 'em back to Hubby's sis?
 
2008-05-15 02:02:18 AM
Punctuation check?
 
2008-05-15 02:04:36 AM
Now THERE'S a tactic I never considered...
 
2008-05-15 02:04:53 AM
Bizarro: At least they didn't leave him on the top of the car and drove off.

the article doesnt say how they got to the airport does it?
 
2008-05-15 02:08:25 AM
trixter_nl: Bizarro: At least they didn't leave him on the top of the car and drove off.

the article doesnt say how they got to the airport does it?


Hmmm...no. Good point.
 
2008-05-15 02:09:50 AM
Blame Canada.

/got nothin
 
2008-05-15 02:16:26 AM
Parreno was put on another Air Canada plane to return to Vancouver to get him after the family's flight arrived in Winnipeg with the airline covering the cost of the two additional flights, she said.

Lucky bugger.
 
2008-05-15 02:18:18 AM
23 months is not an "infant". It's a Toddler. and for all practical purposes, the "infant" is just a month shy of requiring its own paid seat on the plane.
 
2008-05-15 02:20:02 AM
My dad left my older brother at the hardware store once. He got home and Mom started freaking out with "WHERE'S DANNY??" He raced back to the store to find that the owners were feeding him the kid cream and telling him his dad would be right back.

/wasn't around for that but heard the stories
//Dad also left Dan in the Bay dept. store once
///he's an engineer, can't be bothered with details
////he's also Canadian. Maybe we're just bad with that...
 
2008-05-15 02:22:16 AM
GAHHH... when you preview, bloody read the preview...

/owners were FEEDING THE KID ICE CREAM...
//ow ow ow my 'net-fu hurts
 
2008-05-15 04:33:18 AM
poxic: GAHHH... when you preview, bloody read the preview...

/owners were FEEDING THE KID ICE CREAM...
//ow ow ow my 'net-fu hurts


I wasn't even going to call you on that.
 
2008-05-15 04:47:57 AM
If this had been in the USofA, the parents would be in jail, and the kid in the hands of DSS.
 
2008-05-15 04:50:30 AM
Plane ticket? Check. Luggage? Check. 23 month old infant? Whoops!

Punctuation is your friend.
 
2008-05-15 05:25:49 AM
strangeguitar: WTF is this with the "month old age". I have a new set of twins, and once they're a year old, I'll stop counting the months.
Sorry, that really grinds my gears.


That always bugged me too. Just say almost 2 years.
 
2008-05-15 07:11:37 AM
poxic: GAHHH... when you preview, bloody read the preview...

/owners were FEEDING THE KID ICE CREAM...
//ow ow ow my 'net-fu hurts


Thanks for the correction. I had a very bad idea about what the kid cream was.
 
2008-05-15 07:11:53 AM
KEVIN!!!!11
 
2008-05-15 08:02:55 AM
You can check your kids now with luggage? Sweet, because I'm flying this afternoon and don't feel like dealing with someone else's children.

/Don't try to tell me how many weeks/months old they are. I don't care and neither does anyone else.
 
2008-05-15 08:40:14 AM
phlegmmo: I guess her parents were taking her for granite.

What, no props yet? That was my first laugh of the morning. I hope you see this.
 
2008-05-15 08:43:09 AM
NotoriousHIV: strangeguitar: WTF is this with the "month old age". I have a new set of twins, and once they're a year old, I'll stop counting the months.
Sorry, that really grinds my gears.

That always bugged me too. Just say almost 2 years.


It just makes for "better journalism." When you think of a child's age in months, you think helpless little baby, when you think of a child's age in years, you think older, more capable child able to get around (even if it's not true).

I have a friend who's child is almost FOUR YEARS OLD, but she and her husband say their daughter is 46 months old!!! Pretty soon they're going to have to remember to "carry the 1" when calculating their child's age! Have another kid already and stop making your child sound like an infant already!
 
2008-05-15 09:12:17 AM
IkilledJudas: Plane ticket? Check. Luggage? Check. 23 month old infant? Whoops!

Punctuation is your friend.


I'd dare say one could even use the semicolon here.

"Plane ticket? Check; Luggage? Check; 23 month old infant? Woops."
 
2008-05-15 09:19:11 AM
Great. These philipino "immigrants" supposedly "forgot" their child. Their infant. Right? Makes a lot of sense. A reasonable group of people would leave a child behind with no way to identify the child. Riggghtt..

This is just another example of third-world degenerates seeing the West as a cash cow. They think if they leave their unidentifiable child behind, he can be "adopted" and live off the fat of the land. Well not today. Shows exactly what kind of "immigrants" we get here...
 
2008-05-15 10:30:58 AM
strangeguitar: WTF is this with the "month old age". I have a new set of twins, and once they're a year old, I'll stop counting the months.
Sorry, that really grinds my gears.


I don't have kids, but it always seemed that as soon as you got to two of the next measurement, you switched.

Days until two weeks
Weeks until two months
Months until two years
 
2008-05-15 10:47:07 AM
i think you mean 2 year old, subby.
 
2008-05-15 11:35:01 AM
IkilledJudas: Plane ticket? Check. Luggage? Check. 23 month old infant? Whoops!

Punctuation is your friend.


Everybody point and laugh at the noob who doesn't know that Fark strips off the final punctuation mark in headlines.

(points)
(laughs)

Good times.
 
2008-05-15 11:41:59 AM
lolpinoys
 
2008-05-15 12:14:49 PM
Tony326: IkilledJudas: Plane ticket? Check. Luggage? Check. 23 month old infant? Whoops!

Punctuation is your friend.

I'd dare say one could even use the semicolon here.

"Plane ticket? Check; Luggage? Check; 23 month old infant? Woops."


In subby's defense, I once had an article that was greenlit and put in the correct puncuation, but when it was posted, the headline was altered by the mods.

So I can see how that may happen.

/Not subby of this aricle
 
2008-05-15 01:19:49 PM
Why weren't the parents arrested and put in jail? That's what would have happened in the USA.
 
2008-05-15 03:01:37 PM
strangeguitar: WTF is this with the "month old age". I have a new set of twins, and once they're a year old, I'll stop counting the months.
Sorry, that really grinds my gears.


I think it's because for babies, you measure expected milestones in months. Much easier than "They should have good balance at 1.125 years".

// Has no sympathy for you since I have 5 month of twins too. Oh sorry, .416 year olds.
 
2008-05-15 03:03:05 PM
We once did the classic "Leave Grandma at the gas station" thing. Only got about a mile before realizing it. Everyone does it once.
 
2008-05-15 03:47:56 PM
Geotpf: Everybody point and laugh at the noob who doesn't know that Fark strips off the final punctuation mark in headlines.

(points)
(laughs)

Good times.



This morning there was punctuation missing in the middle. It read like this:

"Plane Ticket? Check Luggage? Check 23 month old infant? Whoops"

It's my understanding that Fark removes all '!'s from headlines. My guess is that's what happened here

/still made for some good ol' point-and-laugh fun.
 
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