Wednesday, June 01, 2016
I know it's everywhere, but that Cincinnati gorilla. (Meredity - where did they get that gorilla???)
Oh, the discussion on this at the high school cafeteria table on Memorial Day. No one - well, save me - defended the gorilla. Granted, I did not see the video, as I refused to watch, but by all accounts, it was doing what a gorilla might.
The argument was that the mother - again, by their accounts - lost track of her kid for all of 5 seconds, but that was all it took. Allegedly. They teller of this tale actually had the nerve to say, "but she was taking care of four kids......" as if that's an excuse as to why you were successfully watching only three of them.
I mean, 75% on a test is a C. Thanks Extremely Average Mom!
Isn't - or shouldn't - the rule be, if you can't take care of them, don't have them?
And if you have them but can't watch them, maybe don't take them where there are dangerous animals.
By all means, take them to NASCAR, South Central or a Broadway production of Spiderman already if you're looking to put him in harm's way.
Still - and allegedly - the entire event took place within 10 minutes, but somehow in that 10 minutes "they" found a sharpshooter to come in and kill the primate.
Where does one call a sharpshooter on a holiday weekend, let alone at short notice?
I mean, do you know what it costs to find a plumber on a holiday weekend? What would a gorilla killer set you back? And if you have a sharpshooter on hand, don't you have tranquilizers too?
Honestly, I'm ok with vilifying the mother. Let it haunt her the rest of her fucking life.
The sad thing is: this kid already has his college application essay written for him. It practically writes itself. And like Elle Woods, he can now include video.
Ok, I kid. That kid is never getting into college.
...and the Cincinnati Zoo? That's just Kentucky, right?
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