Dear Mother of an adorable 12-14 year old girl that rode up to my porch on a bicycle as nightfall was approaching yesterday.
Your daughter was riding on one of the most heavily traveled two lane east-west connectors in the county with a speed limit of 55 for vehicles. She had no helmet or lights on the bike. She asked where a supermarket was some distance away so you could pick her up. I told her to call you and let me speak to you. She replied she had no phone! I got one and gave it to her. I spoke with you and told you where I was and you could pick her up here, but for some reason that was not acceptable. You knew where a convenience store was that thankfully was less than a quarter mile from here. You said you would pick her up there.
Your daughter thankfully came to my house looking for help. She may not have been so lucky at another. So are you:
C) Ignorant of the dangers in the world today
D) All of the above
In one small measure I will give you she was very polite. That is about all I can say for your parenting skills.
In a previous generation I would have stuck her bike in the trunk and took her to the store or home, but that is equally dangerous for me nowadays.
So after she left I went to the store to make sure she arrived safe, and stayed until you picked her up. Your daughter and you did not even know I was there. You are welcome!
You are an IDIOT!