Saturday, August 23, 2014

Too Busy Living Life - - -

 Lately there have been sad stories of children and pets being left to die in hot vehicles.

In most cases, it appears to be a terrible tragedy - the result of "busyness" and distraction. There is a case of one father alledgedly leaving his child but that is the exception.

I think I may have a solution!!!

What if every person in charge of the child or infant, set his phone alarm for 5 minutes past his drop time? Also, could co-workers develop a buddy system of checking with one another if indeed the child had been dropped off - and not left in a vehicle. If a spouse is in the picture, maybe a text confirmation??

Have you paid attention when the lead flight attendant calls out for crew to "arm doors and cross check"?

This requires each attendant to arm his/her door and then walk across the plane to "cross check" that the door has been secured by the other crew.

Seems such  a simple solution to save lives. Please pass these ideas along to friends and family. Maybe, just maybe, we can save the children - and the pets.

Note: I have a story to tell not quite leaving a child but forgetting my friend! When she broke her leg, I picked her up and drove her to physio, went home for an hour and then picked her up again.

One day the phone rang and she asked if I were on my way to get her. "Didn't I already pick you up??!!"
I seriously thought I had.

She was safe, had a cell and could call for help - unlike the children.

So I understand how the busyness of life can get in the way. It's so tragic when these deaths are the result of a total accidental situation.


Mevely317 said...

I believe both these ideas have a merit, Jean. Have you approached the local media to help spread the word ... or Facebook?

Hope all is well. It's nice to "see" you once more!


JeanMac said...

Thanks- I don't do Facebook but ask everyone to spread the idea.Thanks.

Granny Annie said...

My grandparents were babysitting my infant son whom they adored. Mid-afternoon the neighbor greeted my grandparents as they were getting in their car to go to town. They chatted a moment when the neighbor said, "Aren't you babysitting today?" and they both frantically rushed back into the house. They were going to town forgetting all about my son asleep in their home.

JeanMac said...

So easily done - - -