Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Toddler Left Behind

I can almost see how this could happen. Limited language skills, tinhorn authority figures at the airport pressuring the family to repack, a family split up to get through the airport. It could happen.
A family boarded a flight on Monday in westernmost Canada, and forgot
their tot at the Vancouver international airport, media said Tuesday.

The 23-month-old boy's family had just arrived in Canada from the
Philippines, but they were forced to repack their overweight bags before
catching a connecting flight to Winnipeg, causing them to run late.

In their sprint to the gate, the family became

The boy's father Jun Parreno, told local media he had thought his
son was with his wife and the boy's grandparents, who ran ahead. They thought
the boy was with his dad.

But, c'mon. You still have to have one person checking to make sure that everything and everybody gets taken care of. My mother used to have someone check under the bed at every motel, "Just to make sure."

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