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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Springtime for idiots and imbeciles...

Yo, idiots, did you think you were safe just because we hadn't posted anything about your ilk recently? We here at Giant Electric Penguin have been diligently monitoring idiocy all over the world, but focusing mainly on the States and mostly on anything connected to the History Channel's The Bible miniseries.  One of our field reporters, the lovely and talented "List Lady," brought this story to our attention, and I think you'll agree that it features quite a specimen of blatant idiocy.

Idiot: Tyshekka Collier

What she did: Smacked the hell out of a sick child who was in no way related to her and then, after acknowledging the mistake and making amends, dropped her own progeny to the floor in front of school officials.

Spartanburg County sheriff's deputies say 36-year-old Tyshekka Collier went to Fairforest Middle School Wednesday morning to pick up her son. Principal Ty Dawkins called authorities after Collier walked into the office, mistook a boy for her son and slapped him in the face.

Dawkins said that boy was sick and had been waiting to be picked up.

Look, I don't advocate spanking, slapping or any other form of punishment that could slide very easily into the child abuse category if not regulated, but I understand Ms. Collier's frustration.  Her son was being suspended and she had to leave work or wherever to deal with it.  That's annoying.  But take a minute to make sure you recognize the child you are about to smack across the face before you, I don't know, smack a child across the face.  I mean, she must have barreled through the door like a hurricane made of slaps.  I'm surprised more people didn't get slapped.  The receptionist, the school nurse, the principal.  There is pure, undiluted anger at play when you can't even take a second to make sure you're hitting the correct child.  However, you probably shouldn't be hitting any children in the first place, so, you know, there is that.

Oh, but the story gets better, by which I mean worse.

...once Collier realized her mistake, she apologized, then walked over to her son and knocked him to the ground.

Collier was arrested and has had all three of her children taken away.  Guess you shouldn't slap your children around, huh?  You idiot!

1 comment:

Gabe Sealey-Morris said...

I'd like to know how she knocked him down. Was it with a single devastating blow, or did she barrel into him like an enraged cow?