November 1, 2010 at 7:00 pm in INFORUM
The evidence is soft, and the facts are a little fuzzy.
Tags: sanford, Sanford Health, stuffed animals, toys 25 Comments »
How sad the times are when a seemingly innocent gesture is treated as a criminal offense.
Well-loved. Like or Dislike: 119 5
I agree. I am sure someone is trying to be cute OR maybe it’s the terrorists…the bunny gang is going to take over the world…
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PSA: Please people…provide your stuffed rabbits with some method of birth control…or failing that, heve them neutered!
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It is sad when a kind gesture has to be thrown in the garbage can.
Well-loved. Like or Dislike: 95 5
How hard is it to leave a note on it so that it’s not misinterpreted?
Well-loved. Like or Dislike: 68 12
I agree. In today’s world, it doesn’t make sense to leave anything somewhere without an explanation. Nobody gets to remain anonymous anymore, especially if they give things away. If the person or persons just told Sanford who they were, then it would be fine, and Sanford wouldn’t have to tell the person’s name – just that it was a quaint old teddy bear maker.
Think about it this way…imagine the bears were left on cars in the airport parking lot. We’d all be a little freaked. Not to spread fear, because that is how terrorists operate, but remember that terrorists take advantage of the innocuous and the unimportant to do what they do.
I don’t think that’s what is happening with these bears at all, but look at how Fargo responds to cute bears on cars (we think it’s neat and give them to children) and look at how we respond to a backpack left at a bus stop (we send in a robot to blow it up). Just food for thought.
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If Sanford doesn’t want them I’m sure other charities would provided they are not dirty.
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Geesh, you’d think Sanford of all places would have the equipment and/or knowledge to sanitize the critters if they are worried abotu germs or disease.
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Do you really want Sanford (or any other medical provider) to spend time and money sanitizing teddy bears? No, I’d prefer they concentrate on providing quality medical care, and not waste resources dealing with a mystery teddy bear…
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I can think of a lot worse things Sanford wastes money on.
Well-loved. Like or Dislike: 26 7
Call the cops? Seriously?
Well-loved. Like or Dislike: 46 6
Surely they could be given to some of the toy drives to provide Christmas gifts for children who would otherwise get nothing. Or how about the YWCA woman’s shelter, which I understand is overflowing with woman and their children. It is really dumb to suggest trashing them — the police could throw a couple in their back seats to give to children who are involved in something that is not of their fault. The uses are nearly endless.
Well-loved. Like or Dislike: 38 3
Oh, and that cute little bunny is more then welcome in my house, and I would be happy to take him in. All he needs is a warm place to sit ………… like maybe on my granddaughter’s bed.
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Its easy. Don’t talk to the media. Ever.
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This would be a good sociology experiment. Something cute and harmless when given by a stranger becomes associated with “stranger danger” and thus seems creepy and dangerous.
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Maybe that’s what it is…
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If I had a random item placed on my car with no explanation from someone I didn’t know I would discard it. There is no way I would be giving these toys to my kids to play with. I’m sure the thought behind it was benevolent but the execution is just wrong. Weird.
Well-loved. Like or Dislike: 32 10
Its an attack of the Killer Bunnies Cult..
Seriously.. Called the cops?
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I’m sure it’s someone with the best of intentions, but it would be easy enough to take a donation in and give it directly to them.
Sadly, no matter how good the intention of donating, a woman in my mother’s building gave away her stuffed kitty collection, only to tell them later it was because she had a bedbug infestation and her daughter told her she had to “get rid of them”.
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I wish they’d spend money for security cameras in the parking ramp. A few months ago my dad died there. That night our vehicle was broken into, along with a couple others. The driver’s window was smashed in. Nice thing to come out to on top of everything else.
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I say look at it this way, you don’t know who is putting these things on vehicles. What if there were needles, bugs, drugs or other substances in the fur of these items and your child decided to grab this you would be livid and demand an answer as to whom was responsible and retrbution i’m sure! If they wanted to make it a donation/memorial why not do it with a note rather than hiding who they are and creating a cloud of suspicion? You can still donate annonymously without putting your name on it. Do something like Ted E. Bear and give it that way with a note rather than just randomly putting things on peoples cars especially over several days? If this were at the mall I can’t think of many people who would keep it and not report it to mall security because it is highly suspicious. And as innocent as it could possibly be we don’t live in such an innocent world sadly.
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Why would you be letting a child go out to a vehicle alone in Fargo in a parking ramp? If you found it simply using something to pick it up and disposing of it would suffice don’t you think?
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Yeah this was a real nefarious plot to poison your children.. that you let go out to your vehicle alone.
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further talk on reddit:
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It really reflects on how paranoid our society has become when a random act of kindness is treated with such suspicion.
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