i can't believe you need an app or a warning system to remind you that your kid is in the car are the parents today that fucking stupid and self absorbed.
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Wow.... thats ridiculous.. I can't imagine how you could "forget" your kids are in the car..
Having teens, there are many time I wondered why I didn't leave them in a hot car with the windows rolled up?
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Not all, but yes, some are.
It is that way for a lot of what they do too
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Or in the case of adult kids, maybe taking them for a ride in the country and abandoning them?
Guess its the same folks that can't keep up with their phone or other stuff. But if that is the case if they lose their phone the app won't work. Maybe they should use the old tie a string around the finger trick and forget about the app. Or just don't have kids or pets.
As a child I remember sitting in a hot car for hours making sure I put the nickel in the meter if the parking cop came by. Windows were rolled down as there was no air conditioning. As a preschooler they drug me into the stores and I sat quietly while they did their shopping or my Dad looked at tools.
In contrast I never left my kids in the car, ever. They stayed home or went in with me, and behaved themselves.
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Yet every year we get several cases of kids being forgotten in cars. so if it helps train someone to remember to check the back seat, good for them.
Lots of people already use Waze, so it's an easy add on option
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My 2017 GMC pick up has a ding, ding, ding warning that sounds every time you shut it off, and the message check the backseat comes up.
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I know someone who forgot their kid was in the back. It was 60 something out so the kid was fine, and he was only alone in the car for about 5 minutes anyway, but it still happened. I pretty much guarantee that it happened, and happens because so many people are seriously sleep deprived and are driving on "autopilot". I have been really messed up sleep wise, and instead of going to a friend's house, etc, I have gone most or all of the way to work. On my night off. In the above case, they just had another baby, who seemed to cry all the time, and he and his wife got almost no sleep for many days in a row. The older baby was supposed to go to grandma's house for the day, but he was taken to work instead. About five minutes after he was left in the car, his dad remembered him and found him asleep in his car seat. Shook up dad pretty badly. So many people are seriously sleep deprived anymore, it' scary. As someone who is a nightowl from birth, I know what being sleep deprived does. You forget stuff that you wouldn't think it was possible to forget. And you generally feel like shit, too.
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I don't mind this.
I suppose when automatic transmissions came out, some people were complaining whether people have become so dumb they can't use a stickshift.
Or when indoor plumbing was invented, someone complained that people have become so lazy they can't walk out to the outhouse to take a shit.
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Hot summer in DC. Boss and I were in the parking garage when we heard a baby cry. Young kid in a car seat, windows rolled down and nobody Around. Boss went inside to page and I stayed with the kid. After 15 minutes the idiot and his other four kids came back to the car! Had a discussion but made no impression. The called child derives. "yes, yes, thanks you." Wait DO YOU WANT THE LCENSE NUMBER? Realized then that the idiot didn't care.
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