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(Metro)   Child gets scared by Teletubby statue and destroys it, leaving his father with a $4,000 bill   (metro.co.uk) divider line
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2022-05-27 8:43:55 AM  
In the kid's defense, teletubbies are super creepy.
 
2022-05-27 9:59:35 AM  
Having a porcelain ornament that is that big is just asking to be destroyed.
 
2022-05-27 10:09:18 AM  

Merltech: Having a porcelain ornament that is that big is just asking to be destroyed.


Seeing where the thing was located right out in the middle of the store...I'm kind of wondering whether they _wanted_ someone to bump into it and break it.  Considering that the store owners lied about how the kid broke it, I've got to wonder about their intentions.  I'm not saying the kid wasn't at fault, but where that statue was, anybody could have bumped into it by accident.

/also, if that statue was a replica, no way did it cost what they're claiming
 
2022-05-27 10:32:07 AM  
Yeah, I'm 1000% positive this kid has never been beaten at home.
 
2022-05-27 10:34:17 AM  
Ut oh
 
2022-05-27 10:36:40 AM  
When asked to pay for it the correct response is simply "No". They want to take the risk of putting a fragile statue that can be easily knocked over right out in the open then fine, but when it falls it's on them.
 
2022-05-27 10:37:58 AM  
You left your idiot kid alone while you made a phone call. Negligent to say the least. You are also responsible for your kid's actions. Enjoy being £3,400 lighter.
 
2022-05-27 10:38:02 AM  

johnphantom: Yeah, I'm 1000% positive this kid has never been beaten at home.


1000% ?
You sound like a coach. That beats kids.

FTA: He said staff initially told him his son had kicked the monstrous sculpture but video footage showed his son had knocked it over by accident.
 
2022-05-27 10:39:21 AM  
They are changing form.  Adapting.  There is no escape.

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2022-05-27 10:39:34 AM  

johnphantom: Yeah, I'm 1000% positive this kid has never been beaten at home.


What the f*ck does that have to do with this article you creepy psyy
 
2022-05-27 10:39:54 AM  
*psycho

Sorry, had to get that last word right
 
2022-05-27 10:39:56 AM  

buravirgil: johnphantom: Yeah, I'm 1000% positive this kid has never been beaten at home.

1000% ?
You sound like a coach. That beats kids.


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2022-05-27 10:40:15 AM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: You left your idiot kid alone while you made a phone call. Negligent to say the least. You are also responsible for your kid's actions. Enjoy being £3,400 lighter.


See above, "to say the least". What? Are you on your phone instead of reading the article?
 
2022-05-27 10:41:07 AM  
Sell the kid.  Problem solved.
 
2022-05-27 10:43:45 AM  
Aren't the original Teletubbies in their 40's?   I've seen the red one driving a Metrolink train.  Of course, I had just dropped acid
 
2022-05-27 10:44:31 AM  
Who in the fark would buy that thing in the first place?
 
2022-05-27 10:46:58 AM  
You own it.  Some good glue and  you'll have a gold teletubby.  Now, you have to get the other ones to complete your collection.  Plus, you can assemble them to form MegaTubby with MegaTubbySwordz
 
2022-05-27 10:47:30 AM  
"Sir, you need to pay for that."
"No problem at all. My wallet is out in my car...let me just go get it."
*sound of squeeling tires*
 
2022-05-27 10:47:53 AM  

Great_Milenko: Who in the fark would buy that thing in the first place?



Have you not seen some of the Zillow selections on the main page?
Location, location, location.
And in the right location, you can sell anything at a 200% mark-up.
 
2022-05-27 10:48:46 AM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: You left your idiot kid alone while you made a phone call. Negligent to say the least. You are also responsible for your kid's actions. Enjoy being £3,400 lighter.


This is a straightforward insurance claim, if he was smart enough to have a policy.
 
2022-05-27 10:49:29 AM  

MythDragon: "Sir, you need to pay for that."
"No problem at all. My wallet is out in my car...let me just go get it."
*sound of squeeling tires*


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2022-05-27 10:49:37 AM  

Russ1642: When asked to pay for it the correct response is simply "No". They want to take the risk of putting a fragile statue that can be easily knocked over right out in the open then fine, but when it falls it's on them.


Freakstorm!  get another one of dem $200 Tele-thing statues out on the floor.  Make sure it's in a high traffic area on an uneven spot!
 
2022-05-27 10:54:18 AM  
Money well spent.
 
2022-05-27 10:57:34 AM  
Time for money bye bye
 
2022-05-27 10:58:19 AM  
You break it, you buy it.  If I had a kid like that, I'd decorate his bedroom walls with broken statue I now owned.

/Maybe add some under lighting to make it creepier
 
2022-05-27 10:59:11 AM  
kid obviously just bumped into it.  his back was turned.  it didn't scare him.

store should have done a better job, unless their plan was for it to get knocked over so they could finally "sell" it.
 
2022-05-27 10:59:11 AM  

The Third Man: Merltech: Having a porcelain ornament that is that big is just asking to be destroyed.

Seeing where the thing was located right out in the middle of the store...I'm kind of wondering whether they _wanted_ someone to bump into it and break it.  Considering that the store owners lied about how the kid broke it, I've got to wonder about their intentions.  I'm not saying the kid wasn't at fault, but where that statue was, anybody could have bumped into it by accident.

/also, if that statue was a replica, no way did it cost what they're claiming


After reading TFA, I'm with you. They claim it was a prototype and not designed to withstand pressure.  So logically they stick it where it would be easy for a stiff breeze to break it.
 
2022-05-27 10:59:18 AM  
The kid learned a lesson, anyway: often the things that scare you turn out to be hollow and fragile and harmless.
 
2022-05-27 10:59:42 AM  

buravirgil: johnphantom: Yeah, I'm 1000% positive this kid has never been beaten at home.

1000% ?
You sound like a coach. That beats kids.

FTA: He said staff initially told him his son had kicked the monstrous sculpture but video footage showed his son had knocked it over by accident.


JasonOfOrillia: They are changing form.  Adapting.  There is no escape.

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[i0.wp.com image of destroyed Teletubby 633x421]


What did they have Pottery Barn make it?

pastramithemosterotic: johnphantom: Yeah, I'm 1000% positive this kid has never been beaten at home.

What the f*ck does that have to do with this article you creepy psyy


If a kid strikes out like that as a natural reaction hard enough to destroy a statue that was supposed to be around children as badly as that, I would expect that there are problems at home.
 
2022-05-27 11:04:42 AM  
Where did the kid get the $4000 bill? Also, there are $4000 bills?
 
2022-05-27 11:07:09 AM  

johnphantom: buravirgil: johnphantom: Yeah, I'm 1000% positive this kid has never been beaten at home.

1000% ?
You sound like a coach. That beats kids.

FTA: He said staff initially told him his son had kicked the monstrous sculpture but video footage showed his son had knocked it over by accident.

JasonOfOrillia: They are changing form.  Adapting.  There is no escape.

[Fark user image 644x338]
[i0.wp.com image of destroyed Teletubby 633x421]

What did they have Pottery Barn make it?

pastramithemosterotic: johnphantom: Yeah, I'm 1000% positive this kid has never been beaten at home.

What the f*ck does that have to do with this article you creepy psyy

If a kid strikes out like that as a natural reaction hard enough to destroy a statue that was supposed to be around children as badly as that, I would expect that there are problems at home.


I see you either didn't read TFA or didn't watch the video.  The kid leaned against it like anyone would a sturdy structure & seemed surprised it fell over, and he even tried to stop it (though failing miserably).  He didn't strike out at anything at any time.
 
2022-05-27 11:10:55 AM  

Mr.Tangent: Where did the kid get the $4000 bill? Also, there are $4000 bills?


Sure, sure there are...with a portrait of an obscure historical figure you've never heard of.
I'll sell you some for...half off!
 
2022-05-27 11:16:50 AM  

zeroflight222: johnphantom: buravirgil: johnphantom: Yeah, I'm 1000% positive this kid has never been beaten at home.

1000% ?
You sound like a coach. That beats kids.

FTA: He said staff initially told him his son had kicked the monstrous sculpture but video footage showed his son had knocked it over by accident.

JasonOfOrillia: They are changing form.  Adapting.  There is no escape.

[Fark user image 644x338]
[i0.wp.com image of destroyed Teletubby 633x421]

What did they have Pottery Barn make it?

pastramithemosterotic: johnphantom: Yeah, I'm 1000% positive this kid has never been beaten at home.

What the f*ck does that have to do with this article you creepy psyy

If a kid strikes out like that as a natural reaction hard enough to destroy a statue that was supposed to be around children as badly as that, I would expect that there are problems at home.

I see you either didn't read TFA or didn't watch the video.  The kid leaned against it like anyone would a sturdy structure & seemed surprised it fell over, and he even tried to stop it (though failing miserably).  He didn't strike out at anything at any time.


Yeah, I knew that, read the highlighted part. I quoted that on purpose.
 
2022-05-27 11:20:15 AM  

johnphantom: zeroflight222: johnphantom: buravirgil: johnphantom: Yeah, I'm 1000% positive this kid has never been beaten at home.

1000% ?
You sound like a coach. That beats kids.

FTA: He said staff initially told him his son had kicked the monstrous sculpture but video footage showed his son had knocked it over by accident.

JasonOfOrillia: They are changing form.  Adapting.  There is no escape.

[Fark user image 644x338]
[i0.wp.com image of destroyed Teletubby 633x421]

What did they have Pottery Barn make it?

pastramithemosterotic: johnphantom: Yeah, I'm 1000% positive this kid has never been beaten at home.

What the f*ck does that have to do with this article you creepy psyy

If a kid strikes out like that as a natural reaction hard enough to destroy a statue that was supposed to be around children as badly as that, I would expect that there are problems at home.

I see you either didn't read TFA or didn't watch the video.  The kid leaned against it like anyone would a sturdy structure & seemed surprised it fell over, and he even tried to stop it (though failing miserably).  He didn't strike out at anything at any time.

Yeah, I knew that, read the highlighted part. I quoted that on purpose.


Fair 'nough.  But why did you then imply he struck out at the statue rather than what actually happened?
 
2022-05-27 11:23:52 AM  
You put a $4000 thing like that on the sales floor without any barriers, it's gonna get broken.

My current store has a $4000 item on the sales floor. It's a TARDIS. It's a big wooden box, very non-tippy. With a barrier around it warning people not to touch. Because otherwise someone will do something stupid and somehow break it. Or possibly try to have sex in it.

If anything this is negligence on the part of the store and the kid should sue them for emotional damages for traumatizing him like that. I remember when I bit into my first chocolate bunny and it was hollow. It was wrong. It was like it was missing its soul. I still can't eat them today because I was so horrified by it. Sue the store for their negligence. Imagine a life without Teletubbies because of something like this.
 
2022-05-27 11:25:39 AM  

zeroflight222: johnphantom: zeroflight222: johnphantom: buravirgil: johnphantom: Yeah, I'm 1000% positive this kid has never been beaten at home.

1000% ?
You sound like a coach. That beats kids.

FTA: He said staff initially told him his son had kicked the monstrous sculpture but video footage showed his son had knocked it over by accident.

JasonOfOrillia: They are changing form.  Adapting.  There is no escape.

[Fark user image 644x338]
[i0.wp.com image of destroyed Teletubby 633x421]

What did they have Pottery Barn make it?

pastramithemosterotic: johnphantom: Yeah, I'm 1000% positive this kid has never been beaten at home.

What the f*ck does that have to do with this article you creepy psyy

If a kid strikes out like that as a natural reaction hard enough to destroy a statue that was supposed to be around children as badly as that, I would expect that there are problems at home.

I see you either didn't read TFA or didn't watch the video.  The kid leaned against it like anyone would a sturdy structure & seemed surprised it fell over, and he even tried to stop it (though failing miserably).  He didn't strike out at anything at any time.

Yeah, I knew that, read the highlighted part. I quoted that on purpose.

Fair 'nough.  But why did you then imply he struck out at the statue rather than what actually happened?


I said "If a kid" not "This kid".
 
2022-05-27 11:26:34 AM  
The one that should pay for it is the moron that put a top heavy "ornament" in the middle of the store.
 
2022-05-27 11:28:25 AM  

johnphantom: zeroflight222: johnphantom: zeroflight222: johnphantom: buravirgil: johnphantom: Yeah, I'm 1000% positive this kid has never been beaten at home.

1000% ?
You sound like a coach. That beats kids.

FTA: He said staff initially told him his son had kicked the monstrous sculpture but video footage showed his son had knocked it over by accident.

JasonOfOrillia: They are changing form.  Adapting.  There is no escape.

[Fark user image 644x338]
[i0.wp.com image of destroyed Teletubby 633x421]

What did they have Pottery Barn make it?

pastramithemosterotic: johnphantom: Yeah, I'm 1000% positive this kid has never been beaten at home.

What the f*ck does that have to do with this article you creepy psyy

If a kid strikes out like that as a natural reaction hard enough to destroy a statue that was supposed to be around children as badly as that, I would expect that there are problems at home.

I see you either didn't read TFA or didn't watch the video.  The kid leaned against it like anyone would a sturdy structure & seemed surprised it fell over, and he even tried to stop it (though failing miserably).  He didn't strike out at anything at any time.

Yeah, I knew that, read the highlighted part. I quoted that on purpose.

Fair 'nough.  But why did you then imply he struck out at the statue rather than what actually happened?

I said "If a kid" not "This kid".


You said it in response to the question about what your previous comment had to do with this article.  Which implies you're talking about This kid.
 
2022-05-27 11:29:50 AM  

buravirgil: Mr.Tangent: Where did the kid get the $4000 bill? Also, there are $4000 bills?

Sure, sure there are...with a portrait of an obscure historical figure you've never heard of.
I'll sell you some for...half off!


Can I pay 3x as much for an NFT instead? I am a very savvy investor.
 
2022-05-27 11:31:18 AM  

zeroflight222: johnphantom: zeroflight222: johnphantom: zeroflight222: johnphantom: buravirgil: johnphantom: Yeah, I'm 1000% positive this kid has never been beaten at home.

1000% ?
You sound like a coach. That beats kids.

FTA: He said staff initially told him his son had kicked the monstrous sculpture but video footage showed his son had knocked it over by accident.

JasonOfOrillia: They are changing form.  Adapting.  There is no escape.

[Fark user image 644x338]
[i0.wp.com image of destroyed Teletubby 633x421]

What did they have Pottery Barn make it?

pastramithemosterotic: johnphantom: Yeah, I'm 1000% positive this kid has never been beaten at home.

What the f*ck does that have to do with this article you creepy psyy

If a kid strikes out like that as a natural reaction hard enough to destroy a statue that was supposed to be around children as badly as that, I would expect that there are problems at home.

I see you either didn't read TFA or didn't watch the video.  The kid leaned against it like anyone would a sturdy structure & seemed surprised it fell over, and he even tried to stop it (though failing miserably).  He didn't strike out at anything at any time.

Yeah, I knew that, read the highlighted part. I quoted that on purpose.

Fair 'nough.  But why did you then imply he struck out at the statue rather than what actually happened?

I said "If a kid" not "This kid".

You said it in response to the question about what your previous comment had to do with this article.  Which implies you're talking about This kid.


I believe only idiots argue semantics.
 
2022-05-27 11:41:42 AM  

johnphantom: I believe only idiots argue semantics.


Snark's not for the weak, coach. The brain's a muscle shell. Those laps aren't going to ruin themselves.
 
2022-05-27 11:42:00 AM  

BolloxReader: You put a $4000 thing like that on the sales floor without any barriers, it's gonna get broken.

My current store has a $4000 item on the sales floor. It's a TARDIS. It's a big wooden box, very non-tippy. With a barrier around it warning people not to touch. Because otherwise someone will do something stupid and somehow break it. Or possibly try to have sex in it.

If anything this is negligence on the part of the store and the kid should sue them for emotional damages for traumatizing him like that. I remember when I bit into my first chocolate bunny and it was hollow. It was wrong. It was like it was missing its soul. I still can't eat them today because I was so horrified by it. Sue the store for their negligence. Imagine a life without Teletubbies because of something like this.


How much to have sex in the Tardis.  No.  it doesn't have to be big enough for two people.  But it's a tardis so there should be an orgy room, a lez only room, four or five sextoriums and a Harry Wait for Me Here Room.
 
2022-05-27 11:43:24 AM  

JasonOfOrillia: They are changing form.  Adapting.  There is no escape.

[Fark user image 644x338]
[i0.wp.com image 633x421]


It would tower over the kid.

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2022-05-27 11:44:46 AM  
[Reads TFA more closely, watches video]

Okay, wow. That was one awfully written article. Usually I'm more alert to such things as that. I'm chagrined.
 
2022-05-27 11:48:47 AM  

Russ1642: When asked to pay for it the correct response is simply "No". They want to take the risk of putting a fragile statue that can be easily knocked over right out in the open then fine, but when it falls it's on them.


That's when they'd have to involve the police.  If you leave your kid unattended and they break something, any reasonable person would pay for it without whining.
 
2022-05-27 11:55:25 AM  
Ah yes, let the toy store babysit your kid while you fark around outside. That never ends badly for anyone.
 
2022-05-27 12:01:23 PM  

pastramithemosterotic: johnphantom: Yeah, I'm 1000% positive this kid has never been beaten at home.

What the f*ck does that have to do with this article you creepy psyy


Uh oh, somebody got triggered.
 
2022-05-27 12:02:25 PM  

BolloxReader: You put a $4000 thing like that on the sales floor without any barriers, it's gonna get broken.

My current store has a $4000 item on the sales floor. It's a TARDIS. It's a big wooden box, very non-tippy. With a barrier around it warning people not to touch. Because otherwise someone will do something stupid and somehow break it. Or possibly try to have sex in it.

If anything this is negligence on the part of the store and the kid should sue them for emotional damages for traumatizing him like that. I remember when I bit into my first chocolate bunny and it was hollow. It was wrong. It was like it was missing its soul. I still can't eat them today because I was so horrified by it. Sue the store for their negligence. Imagine a life without Teletubbies because of something like this.


Okay, I'm curious, since Hastings went out of business. What store would have a $4000 TARDIS?

Unless you work at Who NA.
 
2022-05-27 12:08:49 PM  
Why not put a couple Ming vases on some unstable platforms next with no barriers.
 
2022-05-27 12:21:12 PM  
This sounds like one of those scams where you put a expense looking piece of shiat in a spot that will likely get it smashed then extort money out of the person who broke the "priceless vase"
 
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