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Posted 6/22/15
I don't think you should leave anyone in a hot car, especially young children. Where I am from it get to about 100 degrees in the summer and being in the car for just a minute is awful, and to come back to it after being in a store for less than 30 minutes means that it'll be hard to sit down cause its gotten so hot. Its really dangerous to leave someone in a hot car
Posted 6/22/15
Not people , or pets. Some areas have Criminally Negligent Homicide on their statutes, or Reckless Endangerment if it doesn't involve death. It happens too often, and all the time, it would seem. Some people just shouldn't be parents (or pet-owners).
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Have you guys ever watched butter melt?

It is quite interesting.
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It has been happening for as long as I can remember. It's nothing new.

People underestimate how deadly heat can be and treat it as a mere annoyance. So they leave pets and kids in their cars, planning to come back quickly, but something keeps them there for longer than expected or they get distracted somehow and end up taking much longer. By the time they get back to their car, their pet or their kid is dying.

Stupidity, I suppose, might have something to do with it. I used to put cookie dough in a metal tray and leave it in my grandma's car (on the dash) for a summer day or two. The cookies will actually cook. We also use our cars to dry fruit during the summer. The heat is no joke and I have a hard time believing that anybody who has been alive long enough to be a parent is unaware that car interiors can get pretty hot, especially without the windows down. Some people seem to think the heat will only affect inanimate objects or something.

Most parents don't do this on purpose with the intent to neglect their pet or kid but it's astounding how often it happens and how slow people are to learn. If you see a pet or a kid in a hot car with the windows rolled up and the parents are nowhere in sight, keep an eye on the car and be ready to break a window and call the police. And give the parents a good scolding when they come back.

You don't "forget" that the sea is dangerous. You don't "forget" that a stovetop is hot. You don't "forget" that you shouldn't speed through intersections when the light is red. So you don't "forget" that a car in 100 degree weather becomes an oven. It's just no excuse.
Posted 6/22/15

Augment wrote:


Have you guys ever watched butter melt?

It is quite interesting.


hmm, nice pick up line
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Posted 6/22/15
It surprises me that it can actually happen. I don't understand how you could forget or not know how hot a car's interior can get when sitting in the sun. I worry when my 3 year old cousin goes swimming without me because I'm scared something could happen, and I'm not even his parent. So when someone leaves their own child in a hot car, I just don't know what to say, besides they aren't capable of being a parent.
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Posted 6/22/15
This is a dilemma.

Should I blame the kids for being attracted to a hot car, or blame the car for pedophilia?

Regardless. The car takes the blame.
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Posted 6/22/15
Well, there are the skillful, attentive leopards who go through the trouble of moving their cubs to a new hiding spot at first sign of potential danger and hunt as quickly as possible so they can spend more time prowling near their cubs looking out for threats.

And there are the leopards whose cubs roast inside a locked car because whoops.

Not every cub will survive the urban wilds. It is a harsh realm. Personally, I think successful parenting should be greatly respected. It's not really the norm.
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Posted 6/22/15
I have been in a hot car before when I was younger. My brain would have been a little if I didn't decide to get out of the car first. I already made a dragon retire so I had nothing to fear back then.
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Posted 6/22/15
Recently, karma claimed its due from an elderly Texas man who had left his dog to bake in his new 'vette. The battery had failed and he was unaware that the mechanical door release was actually not in the door panel, but in the floorboard, where trunk and gas cap releases often are. The man suffered the same fate as his dog.

Karma's a bitch.
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