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(Sun News Network)   "911? It's an emergency. The autistic neighbor boy is selling lemonade to raise money for a children's hospital... WITHOUT A PERMIT"   (sunnewsnetwork.ca) divider line 32
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2013-07-03 11:29:39 AM
5 votes:
The neighbor was an ass who should be fined for abusing the 911 system but the mother's not much better.  FTFA:  "But Potter said she defied the officer, this time taking the sign herself and walking out to the corner to advertise the stand...'How can I teach him to do the right thing no matter what if I don't stand behind him and show him, she said."

Cop's doing his job (thanks to old coont up the street) but she's going to show her kid that he can do whatever he wants, regardless.  Then take your outrage to the media.
2013-07-03 12:55:41 PM
4 votes:
According to TFA, the kids do this every year on Canada Day to raise money for a hospital.

I could see a neighbor getting annoyed if they were doing this daily what with the noise and running around and everything, but FFS, they're kids, selling lemonade, on a holiday, for a good cause.

Dear neighbor lady: Why dont you go back in your house, wash the sand out of your vagina, put on some music to drown out the sounds of happy children, and maybe reevaluate your life if this is something for which you'd seriously consider calling EMERGENCY SERVICES.
2013-07-03 01:41:08 PM
3 votes:

gfid: olapbill: kid needs to learn when to STFU.   Want to sell vaguely lemony water? great.  Your neighbours don't want to hear your ass all day trying  to sell it.

"journalist" needs to learn the difference between balling and bawling , sicced and sicked.

No shiat.  The education system in this country is farked.  And apparently Canadian education isn't much better.

FFS, I have a degree in engineering.  I took ONE literature class in college and I know the right words to use.  How the fark does someone with a job as a journalist not know the farking language?


Sun News is the Fox News of Canada.

/actually at least Fox reports news
2013-07-03 01:16:34 PM
3 votes:

TheGreatGazoo: I have a nephew who is autistic.  His voice is either at 0 or up to 11.  There isn't much in between.

I'd hate to have someone like that yelling outside my window if I had to work the night shift or something.




One day a year on a holiday, at 2 in the afternoon, for charity, I think I could deal with it. But, that's just me.
2013-07-03 12:57:15 PM
3 votes:
For the busy-body
blog.lib.umn.edu


For her neighbors, I think you know what to do next. . . .
2013-07-03 12:36:42 PM
3 votes:
I'm okay with this as long as it stops the terrorists
2013-07-03 01:45:53 PM
2 votes:

Dinjiin: SpectroBoy: For the busy-body

So then it is cool if I send my kids and all their friends to stand outside of your house and scream for a couple hours?  After all, they're just children playing.  If you object to that, you are obviously a filthy communist.


Sure, if your kids are special needs kids (seems likely) and they do it once a year, in the afternoon, and for a real charity then sure, send em over. I would even buy some.

You see, my house has an amazing space-age feature. It has WINDOWS and they close!
2013-07-03 01:09:22 PM
2 votes:
I have a nephew who is autistic.  His voice is either at 0 or up to 11.  There isn't much in between.

I'd hate to have someone like that yelling outside my window if I had to work the night shift or something.
2013-07-03 12:55:11 PM
2 votes:

brigid_fitch: who should be fined for abusing the 911 system


In some places, 911 is used for both emergency and non-emergency calls to police.  This may be one of those places.


Jim from Saint Paul: Sure sounds like a FarkUs/Kickstarter thread waiting to happen. "Get autistic kid his vendors permit".


Even if they had a permit, they may still have been shut down due to the noise / disturbance complaint.  Standing in front of somebody's house while screaming at passing cars isn't cool.  You get some big colorful signs, you wave and you smile.
2013-07-03 12:48:12 PM
2 votes:
kid needs to learn when to STFU.   Want to sell vaguely lemony water? great.  Your neighbours don't want to hear your ass all day trying  to sell it.

"journalist" needs to learn the difference between balling and bawling , sicced and sicked.
2013-07-03 10:16:36 AM
2 votes:
fine busybody work there neighbor
2013-07-04 01:12:41 AM
1 votes:

KellyKellyKelly: TheGreatGazoo: I have a nephew who is autistic.  His voice is either at 0 or up to 11.  There isn't much in between.

I'd hate to have someone like that yelling outside my window if I had to work the night shift or something.

And of course ALL autistic kids are EXACTLY like your nephew.  No in-between.


I agree with what you say. But, I thought Gazoo's comment was so funny because my 9 year old autistic boy is exactly like that. Either he's mumbling to himself or talking looooud to someone else. We're trying to teach him to whisper with no luck. I'll be like "ssshh momma's sleeping" and he'll retort "MOMMA WAKE UP FIVE PEE-EMM" and it's just ... Sigh. I wonder if its a side affect of speech therapy, like he has to speak up to annunciate. Dunno.... But I agree, everyone is different. I wonder how common over speaking is with them.
2013-07-03 02:41:06 PM
1 votes:

KellyKellyKelly: TheGreatGazoo: I have a nephew who is autistic.  His voice is either at 0 or up to 11.  There isn't much in between.

I'd hate to have someone like that yelling outside my window if I had to work the night shift or something.

And of course ALL autistic kids are EXACTLY like your nephew.  No in-between.


Of course all autistic kids are different.  I'm just saying we may not have all of the facts.  If you have some kid outside your window yelling at every car going past at voice level 11, that can get really old really quick.

And yes, my house has windows that close.  They are single pane/lousy windows.  They don't block much.

If it's an hour, you can run to the grocery store or something.  If it is all day then it gets really obnoxious really fast.
2013-07-03 02:12:07 PM
1 votes:
Ambitwistor:
Wall_of_Doodoo: Man, scared the kid so bad he started 'balling his eyes out', that's hardcore.

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"DADDY ATE MY EYES!"

/you're welcome
2013-07-03 02:02:23 PM
1 votes:

Burning_Monk: f you can't handle some loud kids for a couple hours


It really depends on how loud they are.

I have two families with young children as neighbors and they often have pool parties.  The kids yell and scream once in a while.  Usually doesn't last more than an hour.  No big deal.

That is NOT the same as having kids yelling at every car that goes by.  And as somebody else in the thread noted, kids with Downs can sometimes lack a volume control.  I have a friend with a mosaic Downs daughter and I can attest to that.  When she gets excited, her internal volume knob goes to 11.
2013-07-03 01:49:19 PM
1 votes:
Yeah, I joked about having someone come down and close up the lemonade stand when my oldest (8) wanted to sell lemonade and the Harry Potter wands he'd carved himself earlier this summer.

We even made a profit.


//Dad didn't take a cut.
2013-07-03 01:47:13 PM
1 votes:

Dinjiin: Burning_Monk: Yes? Kids play, kids scream, welcome to the world.

No shiat, Sherlock.  But there is a big difference between kids talking and giggling with the occasional scream versus kids screaming at every car that goes by for hours on end, several days in a row.

If you cannot tell the difference, please do the world a favor and don't have children.


"Corbin and his sisters have been running a lemonade stand on July 1 for the past three years."

If you cannot read the article, please do Fark a favor and don't post a comment.
2013-07-03 01:44:00 PM
1 votes:

Kimpak: Dinjiin: So then it is cool if I send my kids and all their friends to stand outside of your house and scream for a couple hours?  After all, they're just children playing.  If you object to that, you are obviously a filthy communist.

I (temporarily) live in suburbia....the above is pretty much the norm.  I don't call the cops, I just turn my headphones up a little louder.




Well, right as we speak, I have a guy power washing his house on one side and five teenage girls on the other singing to Miley Cyrus (badly). It's pretty much par for the course. They put up with me playing metal and loud house guests, I return the favour.
2013-07-03 01:40:37 PM
1 votes:

TheGreatGazoo: I have a nephew who is autistic.  His voice is either at 0 or up to 11.  There isn't much in between.

I'd hate to have someone like that yelling outside my window if I had to work the night shift or something.


And of course ALL autistic kids are EXACTLY like your nephew.  No in-between.
2013-07-03 01:35:32 PM
1 votes:

Dinjiin: SpectroBoy: For the busy-body

So then it is cool if I send my kids and all their friends to stand outside of your house and scream for a couple hours?  After all, they're just children playing.  If you object to that, you are obviously a filthy communist.


Yes? Kids play, kids scream, welcome to the world.
2013-07-03 01:25:56 PM
1 votes:

Brittabot: According to TFA, the kids do this every year on Canada Day to raise money for a hospital.

I could see a neighbor getting annoyed if they were doing this daily what with the noise and running around and everything, but FFS, they're kids, selling lemonade, on a holiday, for a good cause.

Dear neighbor lady: Why dont you go back in your house, wash the sand out of your vagina, put on some music to drown out the sounds of happy children, and maybe reevaluate your life if this is something for which you'd seriously consider calling EMERGENCY SERVICES.


I don't know. Those "happy sounds" according to the article were non-stop screams. Even the officer said so. It's one thing for kids to be laughing and doing an occasional carnival bark of, "LEMONADE FOR SALE!" But going up and down the neighborhood screaming and screaming to the point where even the officer was annoyed, yeah, shut up kid.
2013-07-03 01:24:08 PM
1 votes:

Brittabot: According to TFA, the kids do this every year on Canada Day to raise money for a hospital.

I could see a neighbor getting annoyed if they were doing this daily what with the noise and running around and everything, but FFS, they're kids, selling lemonade, on a holiday, for a good cause.

Dear neighbor lady: Why dont you go back in your house, wash the sand out of your vagina, put on some music to drown out the sounds of happy children, and maybe reevaluate your life if this is something for which you'd seriously consider calling EMERGENCY SERVICES.


fark your happy children. sell that shiat in front of your own house and do it without screaming. every farking craft project your douche bag  offspring wants to perpetrate is not a protected event.  just shut up and go home.  and the lady did go out multiple times and tell him to stop yelling before calling teh cops
2013-07-03 01:24:08 PM
1 votes:
Kmart sucks.
2013-07-03 01:08:36 PM
1 votes:
Meh, the stand was allowed to keep operating so no big deal.

Just remember the neighbor and make sure she learns her place on Halloween.
2013-07-03 01:00:02 PM
1 votes:

internut scholar: BKITU: I used to resell Garbage Pail Kids trading stickers at school back in 7th grade. Hard life. Always looking over your shoulder, never sure if your next customer is an undercover cop. Strictly cash, obviously, and it gets harder and harder to hide all those jingling dimes and quarters from the authorities. An adolescent boy's pants pockets only go out so far, you know? Like I said, hard life. But... I was respected by the other kids, because I ran an honest business, legality notwithstanding. Nobody ever ratted me out. Never got into any fights over territory, either -- I took the GPKs, Big Adam had the BlowPops, and Cray had the titty mags. We stayed out of each other's way, and everybody was happy. By the time the school year was over, I had enough for a skateboard and some pizza now and then. I'm just glad I never did hard time.

I was a arms trader of sorts. Bazookas to be precise. Bazooka Joes to be even more precise. It was life in the fast lane.

Glad that is all behind me now. I even got a permit when I put a deck on my house. Straight as an arrow.


I used to purchase basketball cards on the underground market. You would not believe how much I would pay for a few Miami Heat player cards - $3 for 10. I remember how happy I was when I got a Jon Sundvold card...

Thinking back, I can only imagine how much danger my life was in. Who wouldn't do anything for a stack of Brian Shaw, Kevin Edwards, and Grant Long cards??
2013-07-03 12:58:48 PM
1 votes:

olapbill: kid needs to learn when to STFU.   Want to sell vaguely lemony water? great.  Your neighbours don't want to hear your ass all day trying  to sell it.

"journalist" needs to learn the difference between balling and bawling , sicced and sicked.


No shiat.  The education system in this country is farked.  And apparently Canadian education isn't much better.

FFS, I have a degree in engineering.  I took ONE literature class in college and I know the right words to use.  How the fark does someone with a job as a journalist not know the farking language?
2013-07-03 12:36:21 PM
1 votes:
basemetal

Welcome to government red tape, kid.

/thanks Obama!


In Toronto?
2013-07-03 12:25:36 PM
1 votes:
I used to resell Garbage Pail Kids trading stickers at school back in 7th grade. Hard life. Always looking over your shoulder, never sure if your next customer is an undercover cop. Strictly cash, obviously, and it gets harder and harder to hide all those jingling dimes and quarters from the authorities. An adolescent boy's pants pockets only go out so far, you know? Like I said, hard life. But... I was respected by the other kids, because I ran an honest business, legality notwithstanding. Nobody ever ratted me out. Never got into any fights over territory, either -- I took the GPKs, Big Adam had the BlowPops, and Cray had the titty mags. We stayed out of each other's way, and everybody was happy. By the time the school year was over, I had enough for a skateboard and some pizza now and then. I'm just glad I never did hard time.
2013-07-03 11:47:34 AM
1 votes:
Welcome to government red tape, kid.

/thanks Obama!
2013-07-03 11:17:13 AM
1 votes:
Chances that this woman is on the HOA board?  They have those in the Great White North, right?

I'm sure the police that were dispatched were totally thrilled to shut these kids down.  "Wow, I really feel like I did my job today, eh?"
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2013-07-03 11:16:54 AM
1 votes:
Everyone's an aut critic these days.
2013-07-03 10:54:20 AM
1 votes:
so, can someone just coont poont that neighbor?
 
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