Sometimes, no matter what service you have, you still find moments of amazement at the stupidity of some people.
I know parenting doesn’t come with a manual but there truly are some people who took the day off when brain cells were being handed out.
Today we met the parents of an 18 month old child who had taken her to a busy out-of-town shopping centre. It’s one of those places like Lakeside or that centre in Newcastle, or the Blue Cross centre (or is that a dog’s home) that are dotted around the nation. It’s exactly the sort of place where you wouldn’t want to leave your Tom-Tom Sat Nav or your mobile phone on the dashboard, and you wouldn’t consider leaving your laptop on the back seat.
Anyway, Mr & Mrs Brain-of-Britain thought it quite acceptable and sensible to leave the baby unattended in a locked vehicle while they went off looking for a bargain because they didn’t want to wake it up.
I wonder what the insurance claim would have looked like had the child been ‘stolen’.