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Picked this up on Reddit today (I have no idea if it’s true of course), but … we’re doomed:

This just happened about 20 minutes ago in downtown Boston. I was at the corner of a major intersection waiting to cross when an adorable kid in his Sox garb pulled away from his texting mother and try to cross on his own.

By the time I realized what was really happening the kid was about 10 feet in front of an armored data tape truck which based on how high the cab is I don’t think the driver could have even seen the kid if he was looking. A girl who looked like she was about 25 stepped into the street and lifted the kid up by the arm and pulled him back onto the curb as the truck skidded to a stop.

I was shocked and impressed, I had watched the whole thing happened and in no way could have responded so quickly. Well instead of thanking the woman that just stopped her child from dying in front of her the mother went absolutely bonkers. She started screaming “How dare you touch my child” along with a string of obscenities. The young woman kept her cool for about 30 seconds of screaming before telling the mom that next time she’d just let the kid get hit before storming off.

So reddit – what are you best stories of public stupidity?

2 Responses to “What We Do When No One is Watching, Quite Literally”

  1. Evan says:

    Rizzo, do you ever contribute to r/economics?

  2. Rod says:

    The woman who saved the child did not have time to consider such things as inappropriate touching, mesothelioma, non-lawyer spokespersons or the state department of child welfare. Mom is probably one of the Real Housewives of Wellesley.

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