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March 12, 2009

Sympathies to family and driver

My thoughts are with the fire truck driver going on a call, as well as the family of Obarimomoya Nkani, the boy who was killed as he tried to run across the street (3/3, Local, “Tragedy on student’s walk home”).

Any driver is subject to this chilling prospect. Children have to learn to avoid unsafe acts. But no matter how often they are cautioned to “be careful,” they are tempted to try to beat their better judgment.

Anyone who has watched “America’s Funniest Home Videos” on TV knows adults also lapse into childish thinking and bad examples. Only experience, instruction and example in being cautious are learned as one grows older.

To kill an animal running into traffic is a soul gripper, but to kill a child must be almost beyond solace.

Marvin Goodman
Lenexa

Comments

putkidsfirst

Rouge, aren't you running late for your KKK meeting?

TinaMcG

I looked it up. The child's name means "only God knows".

TinaMcG

"I can honestly say that my soul has never been "gripped" by hitting an animal on the road. I guess some people are more "sensitive" than others."

We never had turtles crossing the road in Illinois, so last year when I ran over what I thought was a piece of debris in the road and then realized it was a turtle -- I went home and cried. Yeah, it can be really upsetting.

solomon

This jerk has gone by BuddyT, Rogue, mianotkia and now budRog with no telling how many other names on other blogs. He probably thinks any name not common at Ellis Island is suspect. I would bet his ancestors went by Aiyssholevich before he got whatever he goes by now, which is probably Neil or Bob.

Marctnts

I've got to agree with Tina on this one. Making fun of a dead child's name is without class. The family is Nigerian, so I would guess the name has a meaning in at least one of the 500 languages they speak there. To the family, I'll bet the lack of meaning behind names like "Joe" of "Bob" is just as nuts.

"To kill an animal running into traffic is a soul gripper,..."

I can honestly say that my soul has never been "gripped" by hitting an animal on the road. I guess some people are more "sensitive" than others.

TinaMcG

What a hateful response to a beautiful letter, Rogue. Surely you have some good in you. Surely you could let it show once in awhile, and if not, you could at least refrain from mocking the name of a dead child. For God's sake.

BudRog

Who in the hell would name their child "Obarimomoya"? Poor little tyke, can you imagine trying to learn to spell that out in the first grade? People are nuts.

 
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