Unshelved by Bill Barnes and Gene Ambaum
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Saturday, June 04, 2016

One last thing

I'm glad they found the little boy in Japan who was punished by being abandoned in a bear-infested wooded area. He's safe and sound and did better than most adults would have, climbing up rugged terrain quite some distance away and finding a hut used for military exercises with a tap where he could get water. His father has formally apologised for going to far in discipline and causing so much worry and so many resources to have to be deployed to find the child. Let's hope both boy and parents learnt valuable lessons from all of this (and for the boy, let's hope it's more than 'you can be stranded alone in bear-infested woods and live').


Bob said...

Someday that kid will pick out his parents' nursing home.

Eilir said...

Indeed. I almost feel sorry for them. Almost.