Mind your own beeswax

What happened to “mind your own beeswax” these days?

What has happened to our society – where everyone is a busybody meddling with the lives of other people. You can’t make a move these days without someone violating the “mind your own beeswax” policy that had normally been adhered to by decent human beings.

This not only causes disruption, economic stress and annoyance – it further adds to the “nanny state” that our environs have become.

Worry about your own car!

Recently in Hoboken, some busybody saw what they THOUGHT was a baby in the back seat of a car. Because people cannot actually think clearly anymore – the emergency crews that arrived on scene smashed the window only to find out it was a god-damn doll.

Five seconds worth of “careful observation” would have prevented this. Not even worrying about what other people have in the back seat of their car is a better idea.

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Kids can’t be kids anymore

When I was growing up – there was a neat thing called “going outside to play.” That is apparently not allowed these days, and even considered criminal.

You see this lady who got arrested because her 7-year old was enjoying his life?

Maybe this is why – when we drive around various places in New Jersey – we hardly see people outside anymore. Because they’ve been indoctrinated into thinking it’s a big, bad scary world filled with rapists, pedophiles and murderers.

Live your own life – and let others do the same

Sucks that now this is a danger of “going outside in public,” because some asshole feels it’s their duty to “report” things they may or may not have accurate information about.

Additionally, the “nanny state” we live in now – where we have to call some “authority” to help is a bad trend to continue. Just a few decades ago, people were able to manage 99.9% of situations amongst themselves. Now, before any “understanding,” people just dial 911. “Un-Do” that line of thinking NOW.

Because the same people who “rat on others,” may very well have Child Protective Services ringing their doorbell one day – and that is something you DO NOT WANT.

And since when is it the responsibility of the “community” to bother with how other families live? Another bad trend to be on. Where the kids no longer belong to the family, but to the community and/or “state.”

Again – if everyone followed common law, we’d be just fine.

  1. Do as you’ve agreed to do.
  2. Do not infringe on another persons property or being.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 12:32 pm

Obviously looking at this and not being there yourself you can’t know how/why the decisions were made to do this. If it was a baby the ambulance crew and police would be world hero’s of the day. If it was a dead baby in a car because they waited to track down the owner it would be a nightmare for the parents but also for the rescuers involved.

People have to remember that people are people. They do their best in every situation. In this case it was a doll, but one doll is better than one fatality.

I do love how the title of this post is “mind your own beeswax” where every week there is at least one boring blog post about a bunch of GPS’s left in car windows… Just food for thought.

Monday, August 11, 2014 3:25 pm

I think the EMT’s may have been momentarily blinded by the chance to be heroes on the news that evening and failed to properly assess the situation. Maybe one of the optometrists in town could give them complimentary exams.

Monday, August 11, 2014 12:51 pm

Mind your own beeswax indeed. Of course, there is the possibility that doing so results in a death of a baby…

To Homeworld’s point about breaking open the window instead of popping the locks by police, some things to consider (and not to take anything away from the point raised):
-the temperature in the interior of a car on a hot day will rise to 120+ in a matter of 30-45 minutes;
-the people looking outside in have no idea how long the child’s been in the car (we’ll assume for the sake of argument that everybody thinks it’s a child, erring with an abundance of caution);
-the people looking outside in have no idea the condition of the child and every minute becomes a matter of life or death.

I’m the last one to advocate for a nanny state. If anything, I’m more libertarian than most. However, I’m not going to hold it against someone for calling in a potential emergency when they see what someone thinks is a baby in the back of a car, especially given the number of deaths that have occurred over the past few months due to this specific issue. The window be damned!!!!

Monday, August 11, 2014 12:31 pm

Don’t the police have the ability to pop open a door without breaking the window?

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014 7:25 am

yes..guess due to the idea of the emergency at hand no time to call mile square .Ihe pd acted accordingly…At first hand it kinda looked like a baby..better safe than sorry if one thinks of the hot car mom whos child died in a locked car..just saying[quote comment=”223581″]Don’t the police have the ability to pop open a door without breaking the window?[/quote]

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