Saturday, July 13, 2019

Most Head Shakingly Bad Thing of the Week

"Motorist, 22, charged after case of beer used as car seat for toddler" - CP24 News, Toronto

At about 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning, the OPP [Ontario Provincial Police] says an officer pulled over a sedan in Atwood, Ont., northwest of Waterloo, Ont. ... “While speaking with the driver, officers observed a small child seated on a 30-can case of beer,” the OPP said in a news release issued Wednesday ... They allege the driver had put the case on the seat of his car and strapped the small child to it ... The OPP says the driver was charged with failure to ensure toddler properly secured, a Highway Traffic Act Offence.

Labatt Blue, from the looks of it

I have a few thoughts after reading that story: First off, I'm impressed by the OPP's precise observational skills in reporting that it was a 30-can case of beer. However, a booster seat is still a booster seat even if it's made of beer, isn't it? So the traffic charge may be groundless. Although, assuming the beer was nice and cold, maybe the father could have been charged with child neglect. [The story only calls him "the driver," so it could have been the mother, but you know it was the father.] But then, if the beer was ice cold, wouldn't the kid have warmed it up before they got home or wherever else it was they were going at 2:30 AM, so, what was the father thinking, eh?

This bit of news is ultimately very reassuring to me, as a fan of the great Bob and Doug Mckenzie. Clearly, their cultural legacy lives on among our fine neighbors to the north.

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