It happens every summer – someone leaves a baby in a hot car and goes shopping. The guilty parents always claim they just forgot about the child but how could you? I really don’t see how. Anyway, it’s no excuse. It’s your responsibility to remember that you have the child with you.
And you know… I suppose it’s wrong to judge people by appearances but doesn’t that woman just look like someone who would do something that stupid and irresponsible? They don’t always show the person on TV in these cases but when they do, almost always, they have that unmistakable “trailer trash” look. Of course not everyone who lives in a trailer is trash and not all trailer trash live in trailers; some live in nice homes. It’s an attitude, a lifestyle.
Oklahoma has a shockingly high rate of child abuse and neglect. What can be done? How do you get through to people who would do something like leaving an infant in a hot car on a summer day?