Maybe I should change the title to Ms. Bungles just for this entry. Nah. I already promised that the title would apply as non-gender specific so that it could apply to men, women or even entities if necessary. However, there are some instances like this one where I just want to do everything possible to highlight what a despicable disgrace the person is. If it's by something as little as changing it from Mr. to Ms. then so be it.
This week our low-life loser hails from Richmond County, Georgia. That is where 40-year-old Keisha Henry engaged in an argument with her son outside his school. Apparently because he wouldn't apologize to a teacher. She demanded his cell phone. He wouldn't give it to her. So what did she do? Well she jumped into her SUV and intentionally tried to run the boy...HER SON...over of course. Fortunately he was quick enough to get enough out of the way so that he only suffered some broken bones.
Now I'm not going to lie to you...the first thing that came to mind when I heard this was that classic Richard Pryor bit. The one from probably his best live concert ever: "Richard Pryor Live in Concert" 1979. It was where he talked about his dad was a strict disciplinarian who might say and do anything crazy if you made him mad like "Go stand out in the middle of the street while I start the car".
Naturally, the difference is that it was meant to be a joke. It was HILARIOUS hearing Rich tell the story. But did we ever think for a minute that someone would actually do that? I know I didn't. That's what made his telling it so funny. No one in their right mind would seriously ever do something that stupid. Then along comes this idiot.
The odd thing about this whole story is what sparked the incident in the first place. Keisha was absolutely doing the correct thing. She was trying to teach her insolent son some manners. And right there on the school premises no less so there would be no mistake about how prompt she was being about it. The son was proving how obstinate he could be in addition to being disrespectful in the process. He was being the prime example of what's wrong with half of these kids out here these days.
And then Keisha had to go and cross the line.
I can already imagine what her defense will be when this ends up going before a judge. Her attorney will naturally try to argue that it was not intentional. That she was trying to drive away before she did something stupid but couldn't think straight because she was so incensed with her son's behavior and she accidentally hit him. That it was a classic case of displaced road rage gone horribly wrong.
I wasn't even there and I can tell you that story doesn't hold water. The main reason being that her son had to move out of the way to avoid getting hit altogether. Had he not done so, she probably could have killed him. I would agree that she wasn't thinking clearly because she was so upset; however, I'm confident that that crucial mental lapse is what caused her to have a Richard Pryor flashback and think that her son too deserved to get hit by a car.
Hey I'm all for finding creative ways to discipline your kids. You just about have to these days with DHS and CPS overstepping their bounds and blowing little things out of proportion. However, common sense has to come in to play at some point. Fools like this one are the exact reason that those social services departments now exist. Thanks a lot for spoiling it for the rest of us, Keisha