Redneck First Aid
If your child shoots himself in the head with a bb gun
trying to dig out the bb with a knife is probably a bad idea. But, if you do and you are unsuccessful, waiting for 24 hours to take him to the ER just might get him pulled from the home.
Listed in chronological order. Newest comments at the end.
If you try to do at home surgery on your kid, you might be a redneck!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/30/12 at 10:56 PM
Sounds to me like either Dad was too embarrassed to let the world know his kid was that, ah...., uncoordinated (yea, good word), or wanted to protect his kid from ridicule. Maybe a bit of both.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/30/12 at 11:24 PM
Actually it sounds to me like the family has no health insurance so dad did everything possible to keep from going to the ER. Unfortunately, there are just some things that require medical care no matter what.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/30/12 at 11:48 PM
That's what it sounds like to me, too, patty. The kid's going to have some serious bragging rights with the scar, though.
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 12/01/12 at 10:14 AM
Bragging rights? Yo! Bubba John, y'all see this cheer scar? That's war Ah shot myself with ma BB gun!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/01/12 at 10:38 AM
Real men only go the hospital when we are brought in unconscious on a stretcher
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 12/01/12 at 11:31 AM
I know for a fact that is true in your case anyway honey.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/01/12 at 08:29 PM
Dad was a big RAMBO movie fan!
Posted by Tyrusguy on 12/01/12 at 10:24 PM
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