Unbelievable!

Kat's picture

I was talking with one of my neighbors last night and she shared a story that made me absolutely reel. Yesterday she was walking up York behind two little boys - probably 8 and around 11. They were passing a can of WD-40 back and forth, inhaling the fumes! The smaller boy started staggering and fell to the pavement in front of a bar (I think on York and Gaul - not sure). Patrons were standing in the doorway and watched this whole thing. The little boy soon "came too" and the two little boys...and the adult patrons laughed their heads off. What is wrong with people? I just can't stop thinking about how these little kids will turn out. I feel so sorry for them and where they are headed if their parents don't nip this in the bud.

K

newcomer's picture

There's nothing funnier than

There's nothing funnier than an 8 year-old losing consciousness after huffing on an oil can!

Did your friend do anything? Grab the can? Call 911? Follow the kids home and tell their parents? Issue a verbal butt-kicking? If not, she's as bad as the laughing bar patrons. Who knows what kind of damage that kid sustained during just that one episode?

qbert4578's picture

I was the person who

I was the person who witnessed the very disturbing event. I was hesitant to say anything but, "Oh my God! Are you kidding me?", at the time because I am a young female and was walking alone past the open doorway to a bar where the so-called "adult" males were standing chuckling at the event. I didn't feel secure at the time... however, it upset me so much that I called 911 and reported it as I was walking away (after making sure the kid regained consciousness and got up). I told the 911 operator where I was and what I had just witnessed... the operator simply said that they "would try to send a car over there". Crazy!

As I was walking behind the two kids, the whole event seemed to take place in slow motion... I wasn't even sure that I was really seeing what I thought I was seeing until the kid fell over and passed out! I have NEVER seen anything like it... and hope to never see anything like it again.

dan's picture

Thanks for calling

Thanks for calling 911!
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bikegirl's picture

That whole scene sounds

That whole scene sounds really disturbing. Huffing's no joke, my husband lost a high school friend to a brain aneurysm last year, possibly linked to his teenage abuse of inhalants. But WD40 is new to me.

Kat & qbert4578,
Since the blog(s) are read by only a segment of residents, would you consider writing to the community newspapers? The Spirit ran a series on NA or AA meetings, this is another angle that warrants coverage. You can submit something to and

UFO's picture

It really is amazing those

It really is amazing those jerks could watch kids essentially killing themselves and consider it entertaining. There's a real human disconnect there.

Thankfully qbert4578 tried to do something.

dan's picture

Perhaps it's easier to sit

Perhaps it's easier to sit around and laugh at people killing themselves by ingesting chemicals to get yourself high while killing your brain when you're busy doing the same thing.

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STOP THE GENOCIDE! Save Darfur

UFO's picture

Too true, Dan.

Too true, Dan.

Kat's picture

I plan on calling - and

I plan on calling - and writing to the 26th. Last time I did, I got a personal call from the captain.

BTW - I apologise for not including that my neighbor did not let this occurance go without doing something - she is one of the nicest people around here - has a heart bigger than the block she lives on. I guess I was so amazed that it even happened that I did not include all the facts.
Kat

newcomer's picture

An article in the Spirit or

An article in the Spirit or Star is a great idea. What about a call to the principal at Adaire? Maybe someone from the police department could warn the kids?

The whole incident is so disturbing. Why is an 8 year-old huffing on a friggin' oil can? What is he going to be doing for fun at 13?!

Magus667's picture

Quote:The whole incident is

Quote:

The whole incident is so disturbing. Why is an 8 year-old huffing on a friggin' oil can? What is he going to be doing for fun at 13?!

heroin, coke, and/or pills, like too many other kids that grow up around here.

bigbadjesus's picture

You know whats pretty sad

You know whats pretty sad about that, is that these kids (and I'm not even much older than them, I'm 17 and have my share of experiences with altering my mind but have grown a bit more mature since then) don't even know what the hell they're doing in the first place. They see cans of anything and think it'll get them high... sadly, wd-40 is a lubricant. All its doing is clogging your lungs so oxygen can't get to your brain... its not getting you high, its just starving your neurons so you don't know any better. And you know who is to blame for this? Parents. If parents at least told their kids if they're going to get high (because kids experiment either way... nothing is going to stop that) they should know what they're putting in their body. WD-40 does NOT get you high. Theres so many people selling weed in this town... while that isn't exactly a good thing, its better than inhaling a lubricant.