I just thought I'd share this little story with you guys. It's been pouring down rain here for the better portion of the day and this call I responded to just made the blinding rain, hail and continuous thunder and lightning a little less....terrible.
In the 12:00 hour: "*** Please respond to [house address]. Reports of a young girl with an object over her head. I believe they said it was a toilet seat." Okay, so to make this story...which was very traumatizing for this little girl..a little shorter, I won't include every single detail. Mom was in the shower getting ready for an interview and the daughter wanted to look pretty like mom. Since mom didn't want daughter playing with her expensive jewelry that she had inherited from her great grandmother as a little girl...the daughter decided to stick a toilet seat over her head (decorated with some kind of....cute design I suppose). All was well until the mom couldn't pull the toilet seat OFF the child's head. When I arrived, the child's family members were taking pictures and everybody was laughing. I understand...it was kind of funny, but at the same time, this child looked pretty distressed. Medics got there and were able to cut the toilet seat and remove it from the child's head...after about an hour. Of course, I didn't want to be standing in the car port of this home trying to rule out foul play but hey...comes with the territory.
While all in "good fun", I did have to tell the parents and family members of this child that they did the right thing by calling 911, but they don't need to embarrass the girl by laughing and taking pictures non stop. The father was offended by the fact that I was given orders to investigate and rule out foul play and throughly let me know that..but I kept it cool and said "Sir, I'm sorry you think I'm trying to tell you how to raise your daughter, but when things like this happen it's part of my job. Let me do my job and I'll be on my way when I'm through." I mean for crying out loud, the father even said he told her to go mind her own [email protected]
business because he was watching "his show." My partner...who usually delivers the "stern talking to's" decided to go MIA so he could laugh his a$$ off.