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(NPR)   For a mere $2,000, you can get a car with a built-in cooler, cargo rack, canopy top, and DVD player. And by "car" we mean a wagon to drag your kid around in   (npr.org) divider line 21
    More: Silly, Los Angeles Zoo, DVD, cargo rack, canopy  
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1983 clicks; posted to Business » on 24 Nov 2013 at 12:21 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-11-24 12:26:34 PM  
Cuz it's never too early to train your kid to be a douchebag.
 
2013-11-24 12:33:30 PM  
Hey, here's an idea.  I know it's crazy but hear me out.  How about...making your little crotchspawn walk?  What's next?  Litters?
 
2013-11-24 12:34:10 PM  
Wagons and double-wide strollers should be banned from public spaces like zoos and theme parks. Grocery stores too.
 
2013-11-24 12:34:16 PM  
an unemployed handyperson with tools and a little capital could start a nice cottage industry refitting carts bought at home improvement centers for families with average incomes. forget the dooshbaggery accessories, go with form follows function and they would soon sell themselves.
 
2013-11-24 12:56:56 PM  
things like this is why I have started wearing steel toed Docs to events where there will be large crowds and the inevitable parents using the SUV sized stroller as a plow to get through the crowd. As soon as I feel a wheel on top of my boot a very quick reactionary jerk generally gets the parents in a slight uproar until I point out they are the ones that ran me over. Fark them!
 
2013-11-24 01:08:53 PM  
FTA: Many kids hate being confined in strollers - but they don't necessarily want to walk, either. So these parents say wagons are a good compromise.

Compromise? I don't think that means what you think it means.
 
2013-11-24 01:13:40 PM  

Mr. Fuzzypaws: Wagons and double-wide strollers should be banned from public spaces like zoos and theme parks. Grocery stores too.


I always just put my kid in a deuter backpack carrier at the zoo. Easy to maneuver and he gets a great view of everything as his head is then at approximately my eye-level. Does freak chimps out though as I appear to be this huge intimidating thing, so I do take it off when I go in the monkey/chimp house.
 
2013-11-24 01:27:10 PM  
www.backstageweb.com
This is my work cart. At about 5'X2.5' it's considerably smaller than the 7'X4' monstrosity they have for their kids.
It weighs a farking ton. It's a huge pain in the ass to move from one location to another. Just rolling it down a hallway is a pain in the ass, much less loading it into a truck.
That dad cannot possibly enjoy lugging that thing everywhere they go. The only satisfaction they get from it is showing off to the other parents how special they and their kids are.
 
2013-11-24 01:34:46 PM  

propasaurus: This is my work cart.


Looks like the Streets and Sanitation model. Three chairs for the guys who watch one guy work.
 
2013-11-24 01:36:53 PM  

jaytkay: propasaurus: This is my work cart.

Looks like the Streets and Sanitation model. Three chairs for the guys who watch one guy work.


Please. I'd be lucky to have only carry 3 chairs.
 
2013-11-24 01:55:07 PM  

Mr. Fuzzypaws: Wagons and double-wide strollers should be banned from public spaces like zoos and theme parks. Grocery stores too.


They're a hundred times worse on public transportation.  Nothing like the obnoxiousness that is a woman brimming with the typical mommy-entitlement attitude trying to ram a gigantic stroller onto a bus or train car that's already filled to capacity with standees.
 
2013-11-24 03:02:08 PM  

AngryDragon: Hey, here's an idea.  I know it's crazy but hear me out.  How about...making your little crotchspawn walk?  What's next?  Litters?


FTFA: <i>" She customized her first wagon when her daughter was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and couldn't sit up in a stroller. Now, West Coast Wagons has a line dedicated to kids with disabilities. "</i>

Forcing kids to walk would be as unconscionable as forcing farkers to read.
 
2013-11-24 06:05:57 PM  

Robo Beat: Mr. Fuzzypaws: Wagons and double-wide strollers should be banned from public spaces like zoos and theme parks. Grocery stores too.

They're a hundred times worse on public transportation.  Nothing like the obnoxiousness that is a woman brimming with the typical mommy-entitlement attitude trying to ram a gigantic stroller onto a bus or train car that's already filled to capacity with standees.


On a side note, what the FARK happened to travel strollers? Everyone these days has these gigantic strollers for one kid!

/Takes public transportation
//so much hate...
 
2013-11-24 06:17:03 PM  

Mr. Fuzzypaws: Wagons and double-wide strollers should be banned from public spaces like zoos and theme parks. Grocery stores too.


Wagons aren't bad as long as they're not wider than your typical American.  Pretty much any stroller larger than an umbrella stroller just needs to DIAF at this point, though.
 
2013-11-24 06:44:57 PM  

firefly212: AngryDragon: Hey, here's an idea.  I know it's crazy but hear me out.  How about...making your little crotchspawn walk?  What's next?  Litters?

FTFA: <i>" She customized her first wagon when her daughter was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and couldn't sit up in a stroller. Now, West Coast Wagons has a line dedicated to kids with disabilities. "</i>

Forcing kids to walk would be as unconscionable as forcing farkers to read.


I don't have any issues with doing something for/with your disabled kids that helps you and them get something more out of life and gives the parents a break - we had neighbors with a downs kid, and we help look after another couple's kids (one with downs and a (now) teenager with CP and self-control issues). But what started off as "something good for special needs" seems to have morphed into a luxury land-yacht for normal kids.

/Also my first greenlight in a while.
//Seemed like a perfect story for Fark.
 
2013-11-24 06:50:46 PM  
If you're taking this to the zoo or the park, and your kids just want to play in a wagon...why go?  Can't you just keep the wagon at home and not bother to go out?  I don't get it.  Why the hell are you lugging mobile movie theaters around to places where kids are supposed to be looking and enjoying the scenery?
 
2013-11-24 07:45:12 PM  

propasaurus: [www.backstageweb.com image 639x563]
This is my work cart. At about 5'X2.5' it's considerably smaller than the 7'X4' monstrosity they have for their kids.
It weighs a farking ton. It's a huge pain in the ass to move from one location to another. Just rolling it down a hallway is a pain in the ass, much less loading it into a truck.
That dad cannot possibly enjoy lugging that thing everywhere they go. The only satisfaction they get from it is showing off to the other parents how special they and their kids are.


I will be very surprised if I see this at the next Thunder Over Louisville.  I have seen close to that, but not on that extreme of a level.
 
2013-11-24 09:01:02 PM  
How do you even transport a 4x7 foot wagon? I don't think even a Ford Excursion would hold that with the middle seat row up.

Citi Mini strollers are a tad pricey but great for transporting rug rats and they are pretty small.
 
2013-11-24 10:02:14 PM  

AngryDragon: Hey, here's an idea.  I know it's crazy but hear me out.  How about...making your little crotchspawn walk?  What's next?   Litters?


They're overdue for a comeback.
www.powerhousemuseum.com
 
2013-11-25 07:31:37 AM  

CommonName2: FTA: Many kids hate being confined in strollers - but they don't necessarily want to walk, either. So these parents say wagons are a good compromise.

Compromise? I don't think that means what you think it means.


Or how about this thought. You're the parent. The kid will have to do what you want and if they don't like it then too farking bad.
 
2013-11-25 09:35:40 AM  
I thought this article was about wagons.
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/leaving disappointed
 
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