Posted 06 November 2012 - 02:06 AM
Definitely a horrific situation. It really boggles my mind reading the article though... So many things at work. It mentioned the glass walls surrounding the viewing area for the exhibit, yet, it only had 4 foot high rails... SMH. DUMB. Why even leave that margin for error. If there is glass for everyone to see through, the rails should be higher. Also, you would think they would have tested the net, or made sure it was wide enough to not allow any "bounce" off of it.
Just horrible. I'm not sexist, but there is a clear difference between men and women when it comes to the physical. My wife is extremely clumsy and so, I always want to be there with her and our children wherever we go to make sure they're protected. I'm no tough guy or anything, but I'm smart and physically capable of protecting them, and so I do.
In any scenario, even just involving me as an individual, I always think of "what's the worst that can happen and how can I avoid it." It's worked out well and will continue to. When we've gone to the Asheboro zoo, I have held my kids up with both arms against my chest, and never anywhere near any potential hazards. If we can't see the animals, we'll either wait or F it... There's always NatGeo. Really horrible situation all the way around but I just don't understand what the mother was thinking.