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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.
 
2014-02-03 02:56:41 PM

zimbomba63: 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.


Pants make swinging from the rigging a lot more comfortable.
 
2014-02-03 03:00:25 PM

Bit'O'Gristle: /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.


Gonna have to object to the "put everything in their mouth" thing. We done got a three year old, and while it doesn't matter to him if food has been cooked or not, or if he found it on the ground or what, it's going in his mouth.... he wouldn't just swallow a piece of metal. Either way, suing the zoo is pretty pathetic. I say, give them ten thousand dollars, sterilize them, and give their kid up for adoption. In fact, that offer should be made permanent---anyone who wants to be irreversibly sterilized without procreating should receive ten thousand dollars---perhaps twenty---in cash. It would be the biggest budget reducing move in history....
 
2014-02-03 03:02:00 PM

Nana's Vibrator: 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.


One question is if the parents saw the employee handing out coins to other patrons before them.  If you're in line and you see the employee handing coins to the kids in front of you, you may have less of a case as the zoo will suggest that you had opportunity to refuse the coin.
 
2014-02-03 03:06:17 PM
FTA:  The entire ordeal left the uninsured family with more than $50,000 in medical bills, he said.

teamshocker.com
 
2014-02-03 03:07:12 PM
I hear their next trip is to Pittsburgh to see the wild dogs.
 
Ant
2014-02-03 03:09:05 PM

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


This. The comment at the end of the article about there being no warnings that pennies shouldn't be swallowed was stupid, but I think the complaint is valid.
 
2014-02-03 03:14:53 PM

Cold_Sassy: Screw you, you dumb fark people.  If you're really that stupid you deserve it and your child should be removed from your care.


But they didn't give it to the child. The park employe did.
 
2014-02-03 03:19:57 PM

Nana's Vibrator: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: The headline smells of foreigner

You're as cold as ice


"Ethan Yi, with parents Heung Ju Yi and Kyung Hee"

Yeah, I was way off
 
2014-02-03 03:21:02 PM

stuffy: Cold_Sassy: Screw you, you dumb fark people.  If you're really that stupid you deserve it and your child should be removed from your care.

But they didn't give it to the child. The park employe did.


That's right... park employee.  His title is "park employee", not "babysitter".  Why weren't the parents keeping an eye on their child?
 
2014-02-03 03:21:48 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Nana's Vibrator: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: The headline smells of foreigner

You're as cold as ice

"Ethan Yi, with parents Heung Ju Yi and Kyung Hee"

Yeah, I was way off


You have double vision...
 
2014-02-03 03:24:34 PM

stonicus: stuffy: Cold_Sassy: Screw you, you dumb fark people.  If you're really that stupid you deserve it and your child should be removed from your care.

But they didn't give it to the child. The park employe did.

That's right... park employee.  His title is "park employee", not "babysitter".  Why weren't the parents keeping an eye on their child?


Thanks Stonicus, saved me trouble.  Also, the kid is 3 years old.  By that age they know what is food and what isn't.
 
2014-02-03 03:26:21 PM

stonicus: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Nana's Vibrator: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: The headline smells of foreigner

You're as cold as ice

"Ethan Yi, with parents Heung Ju Yi and Kyung Hee"

Yeah, I was way off

You have double vision...


He's just a dirty white boy.
 
2014-02-03 03:27:48 PM

stonicus: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Nana's Vibrator: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: The headline smells of foreigner

You're as cold as ice

"Ethan Yi, with parents Heung Ju Yi and Kyung Hee"

Yeah, I was way off

You have double vision...


He's just being urgent
 
zez
2014-02-03 03:28:37 PM
I babysit a 13mo old who knows not to put stuff in it's mouth that isn't food. If she finds something on the floor she holds it up and yells for me to take it from her.
 
2014-02-03 03:32:33 PM

zez: I babysit a 13mo old who knows not to put stuff in it's mouth that isn't food. If she finds something on the floor she holds it up and yells for me to take it from her.


3 is probably pushing it as far as the normal behavior of putting random things from the floor into your mouth; but being handed something and interpreting it as edible is a different story.  That zoo gonna pay.
 
2014-02-03 03:36:25 PM

Nana's Vibrator: stonicus: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Nana's Vibrator: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: The headline smells of foreigner

You're as cold as ice

"Ethan Yi, with parents Heung Ju Yi and Kyung Hee"

Yeah, I was way off

You have double vision...

He's just a dirty white boy.


God damn it!
 
2014-02-03 03:37:53 PM

Headso: stonicus: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Nana's Vibrator: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: The headline smells of foreigner

You're as cold as ice

"Ethan Yi, with parents Heung Ju Yi and Kyung Hee"

Yeah, I was way off

You have double vision...

He's just being urgent


OK, break it up.  I know it feels like the first time, but that was yesterday.
 
2014-02-03 03:38:35 PM
thenypost.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-02-03 03:44:38 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Nana's Vibrator: stonicus: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Nana's Vibrator: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: The headline smells of foreigner

You're as cold as ice

"Ethan Yi, with parents Heung Ju Yi and Kyung Hee"

Yeah, I was way off

You have double vision...

He's just a dirty white boy.

God damn it!


No need to get hot blooded.
 
2014-02-03 03:45:00 PM

offacue: [thenypost.files.wordpress.com image 850x566]


And here I thought those people were all smart.
 
2014-02-03 03:45:09 PM
Best case scenario? The entire family dies in a house fire, saving the zoo from having to spend so much as another penny on this stupidity. I hope the wiring in their house as bad as the wiring in their brains.
 
2014-02-03 03:51:13 PM

offacue: [thenypost.files.wordpress.com image 850x566]


that dude has a giant head
 
2014-02-03 04:18:55 PM

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


Yep. The zoo will probably lose the lawsuit on that alone, or at the very least, be found at least partially responsible.
 
2014-02-03 04:20:41 PM
It hasn't been established that the zoo employee handed the item directly to the child.

That's what the family is alleging in their suit.

Doesn't mean it happened that way.
 
2014-02-03 04:21:34 PM

BR549: Unins


This happened last summer.
 
2014-02-03 04:21:56 PM
This is your future.

i734.photobucket.com
 
2014-02-03 04:22:06 PM

Crudbucket: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Nana's Vibrator: stonicus: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Nana's Vibrator: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: The headline smells of foreigner

You're as cold as ice

"Ethan Yi, with parents Heung Ju Yi and Kyung Hee"

Yeah, I was way off

You have double vision...

He's just a dirty white boy.

God damn it!

No need to get hot blooded.


He was kinda right, the were a Long, Long Way From Home.
 
2014-02-03 04:37:14 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.


You can thank Romney for that.
 
2014-02-03 04:49:07 PM
From the NY Post article:

"So the family forked over $16 for tickets, and the promise of a free gift, for which Ethan and his 5-year-old sister Harin soon began clamoring.
"They kept saying, 'I want it!'" the mom recalled.
The gift for each family member was a pressed penny, imprinted with the words "Dinosaur Safari" and secured with plastic wrapping to a postcard advertising more than 30 similar coins for sale. An employee handed the coin directly to Ethan, according to the Bronx Supreme Court lawsuit.
"I was really disappointed at the time," said Yi, who thought the gift would be more substantial.
Next thing she knew, Ethan was choking, and the family had three pennies - not four. "

So the coin was plastic wrapped to a postcard when handed out.
 
2014-02-03 05:25:01 PM

a100384: From the NY Post article:

"So the family forked over $16 for tickets, and the promise of a free gift, for which Ethan and his 5-year-old sister Harin soon began clamoring.
"They kept saying, 'I want it!'" the mom recalled.
The gift for each family member was a pressed penny, imprinted with the words "Dinosaur Safari" and secured with plastic wrapping to a postcard advertising more than 30 similar coins for sale. An employee handed the coin directly to Ethan, according to the Bronx Supreme Court lawsuit.
"I was really disappointed at the time," said Yi, who thought the gift would be more substantial.
Next thing she knew, Ethan was choking, and the family had three pennies - not four. "

So the coin was plastic wrapped to a postcard when handed out.


The Chinese are a tenacious people.
 
2014-02-03 05:46:53 PM
I have to say, a pressed penny is NOT a good gift for a 3-year-old. They DO have sharp edges, and it's about the same as giving a 3-year-old a dull razor blade or a flattened bottle cap.

So while I would normally say it was the parents' fault, in this case, since the penny was handed to the kid, it falls on the zoo to at least pay for medical bills, and give those people a free lifetime pass to the Bronx Zoo, at the very least. They should be OFFERING to do this to avoid court.
 
2014-02-03 06:45:44 PM
We once thought my son swallowed a penny - my daughter (his older sister) had been given it and was going to her piggy bank when she dropped it and the toddler vacuum went into effect.  I grabbed him as he started to choke and the next thing we knew no more penny in the throat, but we were unsure if it went in or out.  We called our doctor and she told us to take him to the ER as those things can apparently be pretty toxic to young kids. A quick trip to the ER later and we discovered I had managed to dislodge it out, and fortunately we had really good insurance then, I am not sure what the bill would be these days after more than a decade of cuts and price increases.
 
2014-02-03 07:42:07 PM

webron: 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.


that what the "personal responsibility" meme is all about, pushing responsibility for corporate negligence upon the victims.
 
2014-02-03 10:24:28 PM
Ethan's mother, Kelly Yi, said there was no warning about the dangers of swallowing the coins.
 
2014-02-03 11:22:58 PM
>Grandpa: Relax. Kids swallow quarters all the time.
Melanie: Really?
Grandpa: Sure. If she craps out two dimes and a nickel, then you can start worrying.
 
2014-02-04 12:12:04 AM

TheRameres: 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.


I want to point a finger at that hospital. I was told that pre-1991 pennies 'pass through' as they are made out of pure copper, but post-1991 pennies are copper-clad zinc, and will dissolve into a blade in stomach acid, requiring immidate surgery to prevent exactly this circumstance. How the hell do I know this when an actual surgeon does not? The hospital should also have the debt voided for causing the problem in the first place.
 
2014-02-04 01:30:09 AM
STOP REPRODUCING YOU farkING IDIOTS. FULL STOP.
 
2014-02-04 08:44:57 AM
I can imagine, as I've seen it myself, employee goes to hand item to parent, kid starts a tantrum; then parent says give it to the kid, and boom. Kid vacuum starts up.
 
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