29 June 2008

Public Intoxication

Now here is a very disturbing story out of rural New South Wales.

A 9-year old boy and his two 14-year old friends were found roaming the streets of Albury (on the border between NSW and Victoria) at 01.00. The roaming the streets is not the disturbing part. The disturbing part is that they were blind drunk and the 9-year old was talking to Jesus on the porcelain telephone (Australian idiom for vomiting + there is a whole site devoted to the subject).

I am sure that there is more to the story than just the public intoxication and the puking of one's guts in the street. Yet, all the same, at 9 years old there is something definitely to be concerned with on this one.

The incident has been reported to the Department of Community Services.


Anonymous said...

......and I thought the Danish kids have early start LOL

That's funny idiom about the vomiting part! Never heard of it before

Rob Baiton said...

Yeah, I think 9 years old is an early start!

Glad to have been of service on the idiom front :D

GJ said...

Truly sad.

Not sure Docs will be any great help, their past record has not been too flash. Ober worked and underfunded. Parents need to be held accountable in some form.

Rob Baiton said...

Yeah they do...but what if they have tried but are raising little monsters? There needs to be a degree of accountability for sure and perhaps some assistance to those that just cannot cope.

I do not think it is as simple as a couple of parenting classes though.

kittygoespotty said...

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