It bothers me how stupid, inconsiderate, and downright ignorant people can be sometimes. These excerpts are from the "Some people just don't f'ing get it" file. You can read the whole story here, courtesy of the Toronto Star.
A 97-year-old woman is recovering in a Burlington hospital after she was left alone in a sweltering vehicle for almost an hour during the worst heat wave of summer while her family went shopping.
A passerby called 911 Saturday afternoon at about 4 p.m. after noticing Arnott alone in the back seat of an SUV for more than 30 minutes in the Wal-Mart parking lot on Dundas St. at Appleby Line.
Her daughter, Bonnie Bouclair, 60, and [granddaughter] Kimberly Bouclair have been charged with failing to provide the necessities of life. They aren't allowed to contact Arnott, who they've taken care of for 16 years.
"She'll die if we can't bring her home," Bonnie Bouclair said, angered that other shoppers "didn't mind their business."
"It's not like we left her in the car to die."
Outside in the steamy parking lot, a passerby noticed Arnott in distress. The senior is mobile enough to get out of a car by herself, but Bonnie Bouclair said she locked the doors because she didn't want her mother, whose eyesight is poor, to fall.
Lawmakers need to create a caregiver's license. It should be issued to people who wish to become parents, babysitters, adult and longterm care givers. You should have to take a test, and renew every year. Even a six-year-old of slightly below average intelligence knows you can't just park grandma in the car with the windows cracked on the hottest day of the year.
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