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  •  but you seem to need to made a big deal out of it (2+ / 0-)
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    tharu1, YucatanMan

    and seek public reassurance you "did the right thing" AFTER being told by the authorities they know, he's "special" and his parents are working on it - and his parent probably wondered what YOUR deal was.  

    You think they aren't aware that you called CPS and the cops?  Given that the cops gave you the scoop - you aren't the first one to call the cops or CPS on them.

    That you keep riding by and didn't actually express your concerns at all when given the opportunity - hey, I noticed little Bub there doesn't seem to be wearing any pants from the road, is that normal for him? - but called the cops on them assuming they were bad parents?  Way to be neighbourly.

    You did the same thing with the cat colony.  Didn't bother to ask if they were working on neutering the feral colony or had neutered them, just chewed them out because CATS EAT BIRDS OMG.

    So both diaries of yours I've read have been seeking reassurance that your decisions to interject yourself without seeking information and listening to it are acceptable behaviour.  Perhaps you should think about that a little before you go for number three in the one person Hawaii intervention crusade of things you are shocked by.

    And we sail and we sail and we never see land, just the rum in the bottle and a pipe in my hand...

    by Mortifyd on Mon May 06, 2013 at 10:09:23 PM PDT

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    •  Saw the other diary when it first appeared and (3+ / 0-)
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      tharu1, Mortifyd, Kevskos

      have to agree here:

      seeking reassurance that your decisions to interject yourself without seeking information and listening to it
      Given the scant information we have to go on, my reaction is that the diarist is a bit alarmist in general.

      The police and CPS have been informed. It's out of the diarist's hands.  If he/she wanted more information, he/she should have asked the father when the chance was at hand.

      Aside from all the comments made about the various issues with some children, there are a whole lot of people in the world who don't feel that nudity is a huge scary BF deal.

      If this is about molestation, a nude child won't cause a 'regular person' to molest a child and a molester won't be deterred by a clothed child.  

      So, the diarist alerted the authorities - all of them - after skipping the chance to talk to the father. In my book, that earns a PITA-neighbor award.

      So, the diarist asked what we thought - that's my opinion.

      "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

      by YucatanMan on Mon May 06, 2013 at 11:19:36 PM PDT

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