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2009-03-13 10:35:41 AM  
I laughed, subby.
 
2009-03-13 10:58:39 AM  
Wiper fluid has a safety top. Koolaid doesn't. And, it says "wiper fluid" on the bottle.

I call shenanigans.

(now with greenlight goodness)
 
2009-03-13 11:00:35 AM  
The kids will probably end up with diarrhea because wiper fluid usually comes out in little squirts.
 
2009-03-13 11:02:56 AM  
I don't know who you are subby, but that headline is pretty dang funny.
 
2009-03-13 11:03:18 AM  
Yeah, I don't believe that was an accident.
 
2009-03-13 11:04:02 AM  
I heard if you twisted the kids bracelet, they would sway faster and faster.
 
2009-03-13 11:05:03 AM  

namegoeshere: Wiper fluid has a safety top. Koolaid doesn't. And, it says "wiper fluid" on the bottle.

I call shenanigans.


Seriously... and why was there wiper fluid where they usually keep the drinks? Who keeps wiper fluid anywhere but the trunk of their car and/or their garage? And if someone does, who stores it with food and drinks?

There's a lot more to this story, and probably a few lawsuits that aren't really unjustified, even if it was an accident set off by multiple instances of rampant stupidity.
 
2009-03-13 11:17:49 AM  

PacersJAM3s: I don't know who you are subby, but that headline is pretty dang funny.


Thanks.
 
2009-03-13 11:21:35 AM  

namegoeshere: Wiper fluid has a safety top. Koolaid doesn't. And, it says "wiper fluid" on the bottle.

I call shenanigans.


Considering that this took place in Arkansas, I'd be willing to bet there was a literacy issue in play here..
 
2009-03-13 11:24:58 AM  

namegoeshere: Wiper fluid has a safety top. Koolaid doesn't. And, it says "wiper fluid" on the bottle.

I call shenanigans.

(now with greenlight goodness)


Some bottles don't. They just have that pull-off tab that many drink containers also have. And as far as saying "wiper fluid" on the bottle, you're putting an awful lot of faith in the reading comprehension skills of the average minimum wage daycare worker. After all, this is the industry of which we often read about those "oops, I left a kid in the car all day" stories.
 
2009-03-13 11:25:22 AM  
+1 subby.
 
2009-03-13 11:42:04 AM  

markie_farkie: Considering that this took place in Arkansas, I'd be willing to bet there was a literacy issue in play here..

 
2009-03-13 11:51:45 AM  
coyote71:

Some bottles don't. They just have that pull-off tab that many drink containers also have. And as far as saying "wiper fluid" on the bottle, you're putting an awful lot of faith in the reading comprehension skills of the average minimum wage daycare worker. After all, this is the industry of which we often read about those "oops, I left a kid in the car all day" stories.

I have never seen one without a safety cap, but I'll take your word for it. THAT said, what drinks come in bottles shaped like wiper fluid bottles? I keep a gallon of water on hand at work because the building I work in only has non-potable water [don't ask. I don't know why, either] and it would even be hard to confuse that bottle with a wiper fluid bottle.

The *real* negligence, if we are to believe this story was truly the result of mistaking the fluid for Kool-Aid, though, is whoever said "I know! I'll put wiper fluid in the pantry/food storage area! What could go wrong?"
 
2009-03-13 11:58:48 AM  
I guess they were only being supervised intermittently.
 
2009-03-13 12:05:38 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: I guess they were only being supervised intermittently.


ba-dum!
 
2009-03-13 12:10:46 PM  
"All we know was that the individual at the day care had recently shopped and had come back to the day care with a lot of different products," James told The Associated Press. "This product was mistakenly grabbed and thought to be Kool-Aid and put in the refrigerator."

Link (new window)

Idiot.
 
2009-03-13 12:18:12 PM  
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These tykes...are cleeeean!
 
2009-03-13 12:19:19 PM  
+1
I like it subby!
 
2009-03-13 12:47:46 PM  

DslainteC: The kids will probably end up with diarrhea because wiper fluid usually comes out in little squirts.


sullyman: I heard if you twisted the kids bracelet, they would sway faster and faster.


Eddie Adams from Torrance: I guess they were only being supervised intermittently.


Post like these are the reason why the good FSM gave us Fark!
Nice work gentlemen!
 
2009-03-13 01:10:25 PM  
Is it possible that one retard took wiper fluid and put it into a milk jug and for some stupid reason put it in the fridge... while another retard thought it was koolaid and served it to the kids because the first retard didn't tell anyone else?

All the same, the whole thing seems really fishy.
 
2009-03-13 01:18:32 PM  

DslainteC: The kids will probably end up with diarrhea because wiper fluid usually comes out in little squirts.


Too bad they won't be able to look and see the results
 
2009-03-13 01:32:32 PM  
Arkansas, Ar-Kansas. Enough said.
 
2009-03-13 01:35:27 PM  
This is why it's a better idea to serve a child real fruit juice instead of flavored sugar water.
 
2009-03-13 01:38:33 PM  
Normally I would make fun of these kids, but I wouldn't be able to this time without making myself a hypocrite.

When I was 5 or 6, I wandered into the garage and saw the jug of anti-freeze my mom had put away. For some reason, I thought it was snow cone syrup, and proceeded to make a snow cone with it. Luckily, my mom caught me after a couple of bites and rushed me to the hospital.

And that was the second time I had my stomach pumped that year.
 
2009-03-13 02:01:49 PM  
TEN kids? One would assume the first kid would say "Hey, this isn't raspberry -- it takes like Magic Markerberry."

It's all about the peer pressure.

Also, as coyote71 mentioned, you're rarely talking about workers who turned down careers at NASA to be day care workers. Exacerbating THAT problem are the parents who can simultaneously argue "my child deserves nothing but the best" and "I'm not paying a lot" when it comes to choosing a center.
 
2009-03-13 02:07:14 PM  
"It tastes like... burning..."
 
2009-03-13 02:30:14 PM  

MasterThief: "It tastes like... burning..."



WIN
 
2009-03-13 02:44:22 PM  
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It does look an awful lot like wiper fluid.
 
2009-03-13 02:44:26 PM  

Trivia Jockey: MasterThief: "It tastes like... burning..."


WIN


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now its a win
 
2009-03-13 02:44:53 PM  
Eddie Adams from Torrance
I guess they were only being supervised intermittently.

Beat me to it.
 
2009-03-13 02:46:43 PM  
Maybe I'm a redneck, but I used to sometimes put that and antifreeze in 1L soda bottles (just to split a gallon between cars and it is easier to carry), with the lables removed though and a skull and cross bones done up in sharpy for effect. But I'm not retarded and don't have kids.

/that I know of
 
2009-03-13 02:47:20 PM  
wait that is sharpie
 
2009-03-13 02:49:58 PM  
I think Letterman one time had empty bottles with koolaid and also had syrup for motor oil then stopped at a gas station and started drinking them.
 
2009-03-13 02:50:21 PM  
Link (new window)

Sometimes, it all just comes together.

/VW driver
//yay
 
2009-03-13 02:50:28 PM  

namegoeshere: Wiper fluid has a safety top. Koolaid doesn't. And, it says "wiper fluid" on the bottle.

I call shenanigans.


Seconded. My first thought when I heard it on the radio this am.
 
2009-03-13 02:52:55 PM  
Did someone say something about wipers (new window)
 
2009-03-13 02:54:58 PM  
[image from hardwarestore.com too old to be available]

And I have seen windshield wiper fluid come in bottles with no child-proof caps. It seems some idiot at the daycare decided to pour out a few dixie cups of kool-aid for the kids and mistakenly grabbed the fluid, which some other (or possibly the same) idiot put in the fridge by mistake.
 
2009-03-13 02:56:01 PM  
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Seen running from the scene looking for his syringe.

/not obscure?
 
2009-03-13 02:56:15 PM  
At least they will "unthaw" faster if they get cold.
 
2009-03-13 02:56:53 PM  

markie_farkie: namegoeshere: Wiper fluid has a safety top. Koolaid doesn't. And, it says "wiper fluid" on the bottle.

I call shenanigans.

Considering that this took place in Arkansas, I'd be willing to bet there was a literacy issue in play here..


Hey, I resemble resent that remark!

justanotherfarkinfarker: I think Letterman one time had empty bottles with koolaid and also had syrup for motor oil then stopped at a gas station and started drinking them.


that explains a lot.
 
2009-03-13 02:57:33 PM  
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What methanol poisoning may look like
 
2009-03-13 02:57:45 PM  
Was traveling with my cousin. He grabbed a plastic milk bottle of some kind of nasty blue Vess soda to drink on the trip. Guy at the counter says "you know that's not wiper fluid right?". Apparently earlier that day someone bought one and filled up his fluid thingy. LOL. Seriously sticky windows.
 
2009-03-13 02:58:07 PM  
This reminds me of the guy who used to drive to the States to buy cheap vodka every weekend. He would put it in clean washer fluid jugs with a few drops of blue food colouring. Customs finally caught on but not before he made many successful trips.
 
2009-03-13 02:58:14 PM  
MMMMMMM Methanol

Actually in this litigious society, I find it interesting that your standard ol' "blue water" washer fluid, 80% methanol is still sold. That is enough methanol to make a whole room of toddlers blind.

/make that aspiring slide guitar blues musicians.
//away from the lav, please.
 
2009-03-13 02:58:14 PM  

namegoeshere: Wiper fluid has a safety top. Koolaid doesn't. And, it says "wiper fluid" on the bottle.

I call shenanigans.

(now with greenlight goodness)



I happened, I heard it on the radio as well. I don't buy that it was an accident though.
 
2009-03-13 02:58:59 PM  
Good thing they noticed before they flew over the roof and landed on the windshield of car nextdoor.
 
2009-03-13 02:59:40 PM  
[image from rainx.com too old to be available]

I suppose if this didn't have a label or a safety cap and the person pouring didn't have a sense of smell, it wouldn't be THAT stupid of a mistake.


/nah, still stupid.
 
2009-03-13 03:03:36 PM  

serpent_sky: coyote71:

I keep a gallon of water on hand at work because the building I work in only has non-potable water [don't ask. I don't know why, either]


This has to be a violation of some code: building, health, labor. I'd pursue it in that order, make complaints.
 
2009-03-13 03:04:59 PM  
Talon:
Is it possible that one retard took wiper fluid and put it into a milk jug and for some stupid reason put it in the fridge... while another retard thought it was koolaid and served it to the kids because the first retard didn't tell anyone else?

All the same, the whole thing seems really fishy.



Yes, yes, and yes on all points.

Now, I've never smelt wiper fluid. But you would think it would smell of alcohol horribly.
 
2009-03-13 03:07:03 PM  
That reminds me, I need to add wiper fluid. The darn indicator light has been on for a week. Nice headline.
 
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