Friday, June 08, 2007

Dumb America.

What is wrong with this picture?

A kid got his hand stuck in the automatic door of the minivan. The mother takes a picture of the crying kid.

... She turned around to see her 3-year-old's hand trapped up to the palm in the rear of the sliding door, four fingers crushed with no way to pull them out.
Then she did something most mothers couldn't: she took a picture with her cell phone. "I wanted to be able to show the dealership, show Honda, what was going on."
Hoopes says this wasn't the first time the safety device failed to protect her son. She said Honda wasn't listening.
"The second time I was just furious," she commented. "I never would've thought in a million years that his hand would've gotten caught in the door. They showed me all of the sensors."...

Maybe she should have moved the seat farther away from the closing door after the first time. Or maybe her kid has a hard time learning that one should not stick hands in doors. Whatever the case, she will expect a big payout from Honda thatnks to this picture. What's worth more - the kid in pain or the prospect of a large sum of money. It looks like she chose the latter.

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