More Trouble in Orange County East

Oy vey. With my recent post about this guy in Orange County West, several people have commented to me in person that they fear male teachers now more than ever. This most recent (and extremely unfortunate) incident in Orange County Florida, involving a man accused of touching a 13-year-old boy through his swim suit in a Disney water park’s wave pool, highlights the complete moronic behavior of our nation’s parents.

The Orlando Sentinel article is littered with concerned parents who are suddenly going to be keeping a watchful eye on their teenage boys – never letting them out of their sight. Le sigh. Okay, here we go again, I am going to remind everyone that the “vast majority of children who are molested are abused by someone in their own household”. So if you are concerned that some man might do something awful to your son, you may want to start by keeping an eye on your husband. Shocking? Not really.

If you take your kids to Huntington Beach for the day or any private/public OC pool, I agree that you should always keep a watchful eye on them. Not because all men near water should be feared but because your child has an exponentially greater chance of drowning than being inappropriately groped. If you’re really so God damned concerned about their virtue and safety you would be well served to learn CPR so you can actually be of real assistance in case the most common occurrence involving water emergencies should arise.

/end rant

3 Comments so far

  1. Dave Share (daveshare) on August 2nd, 2009 @ 5:45 am

    Amen!!! Preach on Brother Jon!

    Seriously though. Learn CPR. We had a drowning victim in the ER recently, and he laid in his backyard with screaming family members for a while until a neighbor who actually knew CPR came to help. He’ll prolly be brain damaged thanks to his family’s lack of responsibility.

  2. Jon (oc_jon) on August 2nd, 2009 @ 6:27 am

    OMG. That reminds me, I think I should renew my CPR. Ive let that go for far too long. We’re both former lifeguards in our house so the tragedy you spoke of above is not only necessary it’s bordering on neglect. Why is it people are so hell-bent on doing silly things like failing to learn CPR (no really, if you’re a parent you should learn CPR) or not making their kids wear seat belts.

    It’s like that Harley Davidson mogul who just passed away recently… take one guess how he died. In a motorcycle accident. Oh yeah and he wasn’t wearing a helemet. Sigh.

  3. Dave Share (daveshare) on August 2nd, 2009 @ 7:26 pm

    What’s worse is that people will just stand there and do nothing! I mean……who hasn’t watched an episode of House or ER??? Shit…most action/dramas have some dramatic “DON’T YOU LEAVE ME!!!!” chest compression moment. Fake it for God’s sake!!

    Sorry. Better now.

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