There are some Richie stories that you read as a kid and you think, “Cool!”; but when you read them as an adult, you think, “WHAT????!!!!” This is one of those stories.
Imagine, if you will, you are a mom with a newborn. You have chosen to live on a mountain in the middle of nowhere, with no means of transportation, which works for you as you come from hardy stock and never get sick. And certainly a newborn would NEVER get sick.
But, alas, the baby wakes up sick! What to do? How will you get your baby to the doctor? You have no phone, so calling an ambulance or taxi is out of the question, hmm…..oh wait, here come two complete strangers, a man and a boy. Surely, they can give you and your baby a ride off the mountain. Or….better yet, they can just take your baby and you can go inside and take a well deserved nap!
Uh-oh! Their car; that you were just about to strap your newborn into, has just rolled off a cliff! But hey, everyone makes mistakes, these guys certainly look trustworthy, after all, one of them is wearing a tuxedo and the other is clearly some sort of doorman/jockey. So, when they decide to jump off a cliff with YOUR BABY using a piece of metal & some rope, that could not be a more logical option for getting your baby to the doctor.
And now, your work is done. No more sleep deprivation for you; get your nap on, girl! Oh wait, should you have told them your name, the baby’s name, or even your address? Feh, they seem like nice joes, I’m sure it will all work out! Zzzzzz….
I would say enjoy this story, but this woman doth throw me into a rage! Read on…
Do they even know where she lives? They had never been there before! Arg, this woman, what a nincompoop.