It looked like a man stepped up and confronted her. Good. Too often people walk by and just shake their heads, hoping that someone else takes care of it.
Today I was out shopping with my sister. We were getting into the car when my sister said, "there's a baby been left in that car over there." I looked at the thermometer in her vehicle, it was 79 degrees -- too hot to leave a baby in a car, even if the windows were cracked. I said, "Call the police." She said, "no. I am sure she will be out in a minute." I opened the door and said, "then let's just wait for her to come out, did she leave it running?" and I was going to just watch the time and in 10 minutes I was going to go into that store and raise holy bleep.
She said, "no, I'll take care of it."
My sister is younger than me by 11 years, but being a mother maybe has added maturity to her that I never expected. She went into the store and said to the lady whose car she thought it was, "Did you leave your radio on in your car?" eyeballing her significantly, "that will run down your battery." The woman rushed out of the store, pulled out, and left in a hurry.
I told her, I would have probably charged in there and said, "You?!? Did you leave a baby in the back of your car!?!" But my sister said, "she was a young mother, and the way social media is and everyone calling the police, it was probably better for her to just get a little shaken up, and not embarrassed and harassed, or have the police called. But the point is, we acted. The guy acted. We need more people who will act -- not break your windows in or call the cops for every stink bomb. But to not move until we are sure that something will be done, that the child is safe, that the dog is not being slapped and bitten.
Bear Cub, Hepsi-Pepsi
Cujo2, Karma Chameleon
Ramona the Pest, Kojak -- who loves you baby?
Tiny Tinnie, Susie's Uzzi, Kaiah -- The Baby Monster.