Wednesday, November 9, 2011

For God's sake, call the police!

I'll tell you the first Top Ten list I saw David Letterman read. It may have been the first one ever. It was before they did it every day.

An ad for English muffins at the time claimed they were one of "life's simple pleasures". But the ads for Van de Camp's Pork & Beans said the same thing.

So. They had a top ten list. Life's top ten simple pleasures.

And one of those top ten simple pleasures: Reporting people to the police.

We need to teach young people this.

Thirteen years ago, a grad student at Penn State walked into a locker room and found an assistant coach raping a little boy in a shower. If the grad student had run to a phone and called 9-1-1, the cops could have been there in a few minutes. Instead....

Instead, he called his father. His father said to tell the head coach. He did, and nothing happened. Why didn't he call the police???

I know that cell phones weren't as ubiquitous then. And now they don't allow cell phones in locker rooms because they all have cameras on them. But the guy couldn't run to a pay phone? He couldn't run to an office and made the call? Couldn't walk in and stop the assistant coach himself?

What's wrong with these people?

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