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#1 WHL rocks

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:41 PM

Picture of this women should be placed next to the word idiot in the dictionary.



B.C. ferry leaves with baby while mom still onshore

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A departing B.C. Ferries vessel had to be turned around Sunday morning, after a woman left her five-month-old infant with a stranger on board so she could retrieve something onshore, and the ship sailed without her. The incident caused delays for all remaining sailings that day.

Ferries' spokeswoman Deborah Marshall confirmed that a woman and her child boarded Queen of Cowichan for an 8:30 a.m. sailing out of Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo, after leaving a couple of coolers in the onshore luggage rack.

The coolers weren't permitted, so the woman was paged on board, Marshall said. "She left her baby with a lady she had met in the waiting room, went off the vessel to go collect her coolers, and in the meantime, the vessel had been cleared for sailing.

"Our crew didn't realize she had a baby on board, so obviously she was quite upset about the situation once she realized the ship had left," Marshall said. "So when we had the communication between the ship and shore, the captain decided to bring the vessel back to Horseshoe Bay and pick her up."

Marshall said it took several minutes for the situation to come to Ferries staff members' attention. The whole incident caused an hour's delay.

B.C. Ferries will, on occasion, turn a vessel around. The most common reason is a medical emergency, when it's closer to bring a ship back into port so a passenger can get medical help, rather than continue the voyage to the other side.

However, Marshall added, given that B.C. Ferries has an average of 500 sailings a day, it's extremely rare to turn a ship around and return to port.

"This was quite an unusual [Sunday]. I can't say I've ever heard of it.

"Leaving a five-month-old in somebody else's hands is, how can I put this? It's not advisable."

Marshall said B.C. Ferries is looking into how it handled internal communications in the situation, including why staff members didn't know the woman was leaving a baby on board and if there was enough time for her to return ashore to collect her belongings.



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:54 PM

umm.... Not sure what to say to this other than the "unfit to be a parent line"
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:54 PM

What a dummy.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:34 AM

umm.... Not sure what to say to this other than the "unfit to be a parent line"

Unlike being a driver, you do not have to pass a test to be a parent.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:40 AM

Parenting rule #1

Never leave your child with a stranger.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:48 AM

BC Ferries somehow gets sued for this ... Guaranteed ...
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:49 AM

I wonder how the stranger felt...someone just gave him (or her) a baby and then ran off the boat.

Must've been a long boat ride
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:53 AM

I wonder how the stranger felt...someone just gave him (or her) a baby and then ran off the boat.

Must've been a long boat ride

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She left her baby with a lady she had met in the waiting room, ...


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:54 AM

I wonder how the stranger felt...someone just gave him (or her) a baby and then ran off the boat.

Must've been a long boat ride

obviously its the mothers fault for being such a dumbass, but you think the stranger coulda told somebody on the ferry that they had somebodies baby who went mia
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:49 AM

She sounds like a wonderful mother.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:53 AM

How is babby formed?
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:20 AM

Could've been worse
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:51 AM

obviously its the mothers fault for being such a dumbass, but you think the stranger coulda told somebody on the ferry that they had somebodies baby who went mia


Or the stranger could have told the woman "No, take your baby with you."
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:13 PM

Or the stranger could have told the woman "No, take your baby with you."


Exactly - who would take a baby from a complete stranger? Would a regular person not question this woman's sanity?

Edited by kyledude, 20 February 2013 - 01:13 PM.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:21 PM

Exactly - who would take a baby from a complete stranger? Would a regular person not question this woman's sanity?


I would have, and I would have also questioned her sanity. But I still would have accepted the baby because I would be worried she may have tried to hand the baby off to someone else and maybe that person would be a bad choice. At least by accepting the baby I would know it was safe.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:46 PM

I would have, and I would have also questioned her sanity.  But I still would have accepted the baby because I would be worried she may have tried to hand the baby off to someone else and maybe that person would be a bad choice.  At least by accepting the baby I would know it was safe.


I see what you're saying. Part of me would want to look after it as I would fear she would drop the baby in a dumpster if I didn't. That said, though, I still wouldn't have accepted the baby. I really would have said, "No, take your baby with you." I would then make sure she did by following her. If she passed the baby on to someone else, I would then let the port authorities know that there was an unfit mother who left her baby on the ferry with a complete stranger.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 06:24 PM

Could've been worse
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:29 PM

Darwin award by proxy? Maybe the baby was better off with the stranger. :picard:

Edited by canucks since 77, 20 February 2013 - 08:35 PM.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:26 PM

I wonder how the stranger felt...someone just gave him (or her) a baby and then ran off the boat.

Must've been a long boat ride


I'd be looking around for the hidden camera.

Edited by nucklehead, 20 February 2013 - 09:27 PM.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:40 PM

Why would you ever think it's a good idea to leave your baby with someone you just met? :picard:
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:09 PM

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:13 PM

Why would you ever think it's a good idea to leave your baby with someone you just met? :picard:


Hey, I just met you...and this is crazy...but here's my baby..so raise him maybe?
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:17 PM

The stupidity of this generation appalls me, I swear people need to have a proper test done before pregnancy to determine if they are a fit parent in order to raise a child...
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:40 PM

Hmmmm, let me think about this difficult choice: coolers? or baby?....coolers!

Haha, etsen. Nicely done.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:04 PM

Hmmmm, let me think about this difficult choice: coolers? or baby?....coolers!

Haha, etsen. Nicely done.


Let me tell you a deadly combination:

Babies in a cooler. B)
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