Richie and Bascomb meet the world’s most laid-back mom

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…

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Do they even know where she lives? They had never been there before! Arg, this woman, what a nincompoop.

8 comments on “Richie and Bascomb meet the world’s most laid-back mom

  1. John says:

    if this were the real world, Bascomb would be either fired or paying for the wrecked car for the rest of his life, I know one thing, there aren’t too many moms who would leave their new-born baby in any strangers hands no matter how good their intentions are. This woman would’ve made a great guest on Maury or Steve Wilkos. LOL

  2. mary says:

    bascomb looked positively creepy as he was saying yes indeed to accepting the baby. and as for the mom handing off her kid to strangers, this was probably written in the 70’s and when i was a kid back then, people were really trustworthy and no-one ever tried to snatch me or my friends and we roamed all over even after dark, so we wouldnt have judged her harshly (back then).

  3. SteveAsat says:

    I’m trying to visualize the backstory which resulted in Bascomb pocketing a case of soap bars instead of an entire BOX of sandwiches. It’s going to involve Chef Pierre of course, and I guess Irona would be in charge of the mansion laundry and…some sort of weekly poker game in the kitchen? Where all the staff ante up with various baseball-szied gemstones that have been left lying around the house? And in the end Irona would open her box and wonder why the humans have asked her to distribute one tuna sandwich to each washroom in the North Wing. “O what fools these mortals be!”

  4. Anonymous says:

    The woman had no choice. She was obviously impoverished, and her baby could have died without proper medical care.

    • That is a good way to look at it. I just thought she was an idiot, but you make a good point.

      • Anonymous says:

        Thank you. If you look at the woman’s wardrobe you can clearly see that she is dirt poor. Also a sick baby is a serious matter. It could have been a rare deadly disease. At least it wasn’t COVID-19, but that virus didn’t exist yet.

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