A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Mother Endangering Her Little Girl

Grand Canyon, Arizona

I was talking to a middle-aged couple.  They were upset as they just witnessed this mother taking her "5 or 6 year old daughter" out onto a dangerous rock ledge.  "We watched her help her little girl across this gap and now they're sitting on the very edge!"

I said I'd have to go get a photo of this.  "It'll be good material for my blog."

When I got in view of them they were just getting up from the edge behind them.  I knew who they were as I had watched them pull in close to us in the parking lot.  She too was just a little thing, slightly bigger than the Japanese girl from yesterday.  She probably wasn't even five feet tall.  The "mother" was her boyfriend with long thick bushy hair.  Both of them I'd guess to be barely 20 or so.  Yet from a distance I could see how the couple was mistaken.

I thought it funny.


  1. That's hilarious. When I was a long-haired teenager stocking shelves in the drugstore of the mall I worked in, an elderly lady tapped me on the shoulder and said "Excuse me, Miss," only to get wide-eyed when I turned around. I didn't have the forethought to respond, "Yes, sir?" Of course, losing my $2.10/hour job would have been a bummer.

  2. I'm glad they were OK, whoever they were.


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