February 11, 2005

Update To The Cookie Story

Girls Get Donations In Colorado Cookie Case

You knew it was going to happen, but it's still nice to see it. To recap an earlier post, a judge fined two girls $900 for medical bills because they scared a neighbor woman by giving her cookies. Thanks to Kirsten for noticing the follow up: donations flowed in, enough money was given to cover the damages awarded by the judge.

Of course, the neighbor still doesn't get why they're being vilified, as evidenced by this quote:

"It's horrible, nobody has heard our side," said Herb Young [the neighbor's husband -- ed.], adding the couple has had to hire a lawyer. "I don't believe the girls meant for this to happen. But they could have prevented it from happening if they had just shut their mouths when they came out of (small claims) court. Now they are caught in something they can't control."

I suppose there could be extenuating circumstances, but instead of pointing out those circumstances, they blame the girls for not "shutting their mouth". Nothing says "I'm a good person" like blaming kids for your misfortune.

Posted by Ted Stevko at February 11, 2005 01:10 AM | TrackBack