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(NJ.com)   Parents sue Bronx Zoo for failing to notify them that the metal Dinosaur Safari token they fed their 3-year-old son wasn't edible   (nj.com) divider line 88
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2014-02-03 02:06:56 PM
Screw you, you dumb fark people.  If you're really that stupid you deserve it and your child should be removed from your care.
 
2014-02-03 02:07:49 PM
This is why we can't have nice things.
 
2014-02-03 02:07:50 PM
Is it possible for parents these days be become even stupider than can be imagined?!
 
2014-02-03 02:07:55 PM
Attendant probably shouldn't of handed it directly to the kid
 
2014-02-03 02:07:56 PM
An employee at the zoo handed the coin directly to 3-year-old Ethan Yi, who then swallowed the penny - imprinted with the words "Dinosaur Safari."

You might have missed that part subby.
 
2014-02-03 02:08:17 PM
Oh FFS.. This is the definition of why we can't have nice things..
 
2014-02-03 02:09:30 PM
You need a warning about the dangers of swallowing coins?

/facepalm
 
2014-02-03 02:09:50 PM
You DO NOT hand shiat to other people's kids.

/Unless the kid is unattended.
//Like in a restaurant, running around tables
///Here ya go, lil Bobby Tables, play with this knife.
 
2014-02-03 02:11:52 PM

Yogimus: You DO NOT hand shiat to other people's kids.

/Unless the kid is unattended.
//Like in a restaurant, running around tables
///Here ya go, lil Bobby Tables, play with this knife.


There is a local shop with a sign that says "unattended children will be given espresso" and they aren't kidding.
 
2014-02-03 02:12:05 PM
Natural Selection...
 
2014-02-03 02:13:03 PM
NY is such a shiathole, we pay all these taxes and a 3 year old can't even get emergency medical care without running up a 50k bill? MA has lower taxes and that kid would have had MassHealth.
 
2014-02-03 02:13:38 PM
Ayyyy yi yi!
 
2014-02-03 02:13:50 PM
You can sue anyone for anything.

Winning the lawsuit on the other hand. ...
 
2014-02-03 02:14:11 PM
They had a Dinosaur Safari type thing at the Brookfield Zoo when I took my 2-year-old there. It scared the bejesus out of him, but he hasn't stopped talking about dinosaurs since then.

/csb
 
2014-02-03 02:16:14 PM

gopher321: An employee at the zoo handed the coin directly to 3-year-old Ethan Yi, who then swallowed the penny - imprinted with the words "Dinosaur Safari."

You might have missed that part subby.


/agreed. The parents didn't have a chance to get it...it was handed directly to the kid, who at 3, puts everything in their mouths. The zoo is liable.
 
2014-02-03 02:16:32 PM
"Uninsured"???  How can that be?  I thought Obamacare was suppossed to take care of all the unwashed masses.....or is that unwashed asses.....probably couldn't log in to the website.
 
2014-02-03 02:18:22 PM
dont rush to judge them for being too stupid.  doesnt matter if it sounds ridiculous to sue for not being notified not to swallow a penny, but when you have no insurance and a $50k hospital bill you'll stoop to whatever means you can think of to find a way to pay for it.  i think it probably can't hold up as a real defense but something so innocent as swallowing a penny turning into a $50k nightmare sucks for everyone involved.  their legal reasoning is just a desperate effort at taking care of $50k.  there might be an interesting followup tag down the road.  but also maybe not.  but probably as a consequence no one at that zoo will hand anything inedible to a 3 year old ever again.
 
2014-02-03 02:21:00 PM

Kahabut: There is a local shop with a sign that says "unattended children will be given espresso" and they aren't kidding.


And a free puppy.
 
2014-02-03 02:21:48 PM
The headline smells of foreigner
 
2014-02-03 02:21:52 PM

The Flexecutioner: dont rush to judge them for being too stupid.  doesnt matter if it sounds ridiculous to sue for not being notified not to swallow a penny, but when you have no insurance and a $50k hospital bill you'll stoop to whatever means you can think of to find a way to pay for it.  i think it probably can't hold up as a real defense but something so innocent as swallowing a penny turning into a $50k nightmare sucks for everyone involved.  their legal reasoning is just a desperate effort at taking care of $50k.  there might be an interesting followup tag down the road.  but also maybe not.  but probably as a consequence no one at that zoo will hand anything inedible to a 3 year old ever again.


Then the parents should turn to hooking or something instead of wasting time effort and energy as well as time in court (if it makes it that far).

Boo hoo, they have bills, we should feel sorry for them because some people have bills they will never pay off.

That is life.
 
2014-02-03 02:22:24 PM
Keep this kid away from the Jagged Metal Krusty-Os.
 
2014-02-03 02:22:31 PM
It is edible by any dinosaur.
 
2014-02-03 02:23:34 PM

Yogimus: You DO NOT hand shiat to other people's kids.

/Unless the kid is unattended.
//Like in a restaurant, running around tables
///Here ya go, lil Bobby Tables, play with this knife.


You know how I know you have unruly/un-trained kidlets....?
 
2014-02-03 02:25:51 PM
Did anyone else read that as "souvenir penis"?

/i expect [puts on sunglasses] change, in the end
 
2014-02-03 02:27:01 PM

gopher321: An employee at the zoo handed the coin directly to 3-year-old Ethan Yi, who then swallowed the penny - imprinted with the words "Dinosaur Safari."

You might have missed that part subby.


I nearly lost it in a restaurant when the server put an entire 24-ounce (full to the brim) glass of MILK in front of a friend's toddler - and that was BEFORE any of the monsters were born.
 
2014-02-03 02:27:31 PM

Headso: NY is such a shiathole, we pay all these taxes and a 3 year old can't even get emergency medical care without running up a 50k bill? MA has lower taxes and that kid would have had MassHealth.


Thank you Mitt Romney!
 
2014-02-03 02:27:51 PM
The entire ordeal left the uninsured family with more than $50,000 in medical bills

Idiots.
 
2014-02-03 02:29:49 PM

Yogimus: You DO NOT hand shiat to other people's kids.

/Unless the kid is unattended.
//Like in a restaurant, running around tables
///Here ya go, lil Bobby Tables, play with this knife.


Kids will settle down immediately if a "stranger" (someone who works for the restaurant or even you at the next table) tells them in "that" voice, "Sit down NOW!"
/been a mom for frickin' ever and I know everything that's important to know. so there.
 
2014-02-03 02:30:44 PM
You inept, idiots! It isn't the Zoo's fault, it was Darwin working retro-actively because people as stupid as these shouldn't have bred.
 
2014-02-03 02:31:03 PM
told the Post that the jagged edge of the penny scraped and cut the inside of Ethan's stomach

www.sethmad.com
 
2014-02-03 02:31:10 PM

MBooda: Did anyone else read that as "souvenir penis"?

/i expect [puts on sunglasses] change, in the end


Nope, I can read.
 
2014-02-03 02:31:50 PM
Who handed the three year old the penny?
- If it was a zoo employee, damn right the zoo's paying the medical bill and legal fees.

- If it was a parent?  Ha ha, you have to sell your stuff AND pay for your lawyers.  Idiots.
 
2014-02-03 02:32:07 PM

MelGoesOnTour: Yogimus: You DO NOT hand shiat to other people's kids.

/Unless the kid is unattended.
//Like in a restaurant, running around tables
///Here ya go, lil Bobby Tables, play with this knife.

You know how I know you have unruly/un-trained kidlets....?


Because you've peeked into my basement?
 
2014-02-03 02:32:22 PM
At least they aren't suing for nobody telling them their kid is edible when they dangled him over the African wild dog exhibit. I mean, it could always be worse.
 
2014-02-03 02:33:15 PM
The parents should have named the kid Mikey.
 
2014-02-03 02:34:37 PM

Yogimus: MelGoesOnTour: Yogimus: You DO NOT hand shiat to other people's kids.

/Unless the kid is unattended.
//Like in a restaurant, running around tables
///Here ya go, lil Bobby Tables, play with this knife.

You know how I know you have unruly/un-trained kidlets....?

Because you've peeked into my basement?


Touche, sir.
 
2014-02-03 02:35:16 PM
fat boy


Attendant probably shouldn't of handed it directly to the kid

Parents should be supervising their children.
 
2014-02-03 02:36:43 PM

gopher321: An employee at the zoo handed the coin directly to 3-year-old Ethan Yi, who then swallowed the penny - imprinted with the words "Dinosaur Safari."

You might have missed that part subby.


Right? That is pretty stupid. The zoo should be totally on the hook for that. If you give a small item to a toddler, they are going to eat it and it will be your fault.

I do love how people who complain about so called frivolous law suits and complain about lack of personal responsibilities and then don't think companies should be held accountable for their actions.
 
2014-02-03 02:37:32 PM
Why didn't the parents run any sort of interference when the employee handed the coin directly to their toddler, who they were surely supervising at the time?
 
2014-02-03 02:38:25 PM

trega99: The entire ordeal left the uninsured family with more than $50,000 in medical bills

Idiots.


But, but...Obamacare?

/amidoingitrite?
 
2014-02-03 02:39:16 PM

MelGoesOnTour: Yogimus: MelGoesOnTour: Yogimus: You DO NOT hand shiat to other people's kids.

/Unless the kid is unattended.
//Like in a restaurant, running around tables
///Here ya go, lil Bobby Tables, play with this knife.

You know how I know you have unruly/un-trained kidlets....?

Because you've peeked into my basement?

Touche, sir.


I did no such thing, the little farker is lying.
 
2014-02-03 02:39:42 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: The headline smells of foreigner


You're as cold as ice
 
2014-02-03 02:40:04 PM

mama2tnt: Yogimus: You DO NOT hand shiat to other people's kids.

/Unless the kid is unattended.
//Like in a restaurant, running around tables
///Here ya go, lil Bobby Tables, play with this knife.

Kids will settle down immediately if a "stranger" (someone who works for the restaurant or even you at the next table) tells them in "that" voice, "Sit down NOW!"
/been a mom for frickin' ever and I know everything that's important to know. so there.


Yup. Kids will tone out their folks, but they'll usually straighten up when they see strangers taking note of their behavior. You just have to really trust that their parents aren't going to flip out on you afterwards.
 
2014-02-03 02:40:07 PM
mama2tnt

Kids will settle down immediately if a "stranger" (someone who works for the restaurant or even you at the next table) tells them in "that" voice, "Sit down NOW!"
/been a mom for frickin' ever and I know everything that's important to know. so there.
Apparently you don't know you should be parenting your crotch-fruit so that diners don't have to tell your spawn to STFU.
 
2014-02-03 02:40:23 PM
I'd sue if I went to a so-called "Dinosaur Safari" and there weren't any real goddamn dinosaurs.
 
2014-02-03 02:40:24 PM
1 or 2 year old?  Ok, valid.

At 3, a child does not put everything into their mouth anymore.  At 3 (and even leading up to 3), they know those simple concepts because you taught it to them.  Most 3 year olds would feel special getting the coin and want to hold on to it...not use it as dinner.

If anything, get a second opinion from another doctor.  I am NOT a doctor, but even passing that sounds mighty painful for a 3 year old.
 
2014-02-03 02:45:10 PM

mama2tnt: gopher321: An employee at the zoo handed the coin directly to 3-year-old Ethan Yi, who then swallowed the penny - imprinted with the words "Dinosaur Safari."

You might have missed that part subby.

I nearly lost it in a restaurant when the server put an entire 24-ounce (full to the brim) glass of MILK in front of a friend's toddler - and that was BEFORE any of the monsters were born.


I doubt very much it was a 24 ounce glass. I can't think of a place that serves anything other than beer or soda in 16+ oz glasses.
 
2014-02-03 02:49:20 PM
Maybe the zoo person was dressed like a pirate, and said to the kid, "Avast there matey, would ye like a penny?"  And the kid, then confused by the fact that the pirate seemed to know his last name went into a panic and swallowed the penny. Well, it could have happened.

I have my 4 year old grandson convinced that all you need to be a pirate is a hat and a parrot.  My step-daughter appreciates these teaching moments, that I provide.  I think.  Don't even ask about giant clams situation.
 
2014-02-03 02:53:10 PM
Three-year-old Ethan Yi, hell-bent on self-destruction, attempts public suicide.  Traumatized parents look for someone else to shoulder the shame, lest they slink back to their home country with lost face.
 
2014-02-03 02:56:16 PM

mcsiegs: 1 or 2 year old?  Ok, valid.

At 3, a child does not put everything into their mouth anymore.  At 3 (and even leading up to 3), they know those simple concepts because you taught it to them.  Most 3 year olds would feel special getting the coin and want to hold on to it...not use it as dinner.

If anything, get a second opinion from another doctor.  I am NOT a doctor, but even passing that sounds mighty painful for a 3 year old.


THIS.

My 2-almost-3 year-old knows not to put stuff like that in his mouth.  Why?  Because we taught him that only food goes into his mouth, and "food" only includes people food, not the treats that he's allowed to give our dogs.

That being said, however, I think there is some sort of gray area here for accountability between the zoo, the family, as well as the doctor that told them "give it a few days and it'll pass."

Just glad I don't have to make that call.
 
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