Recently, the video (below) of the baby in a zebra-striped onesie attracting a hungry lion came to my attention. After watching it with eyes wide open a few times, my feelings went from "wow, that's pretty wild" to "ummm...why don't they MOVE THEIR DAMNED KID????"
I understand there is a glass barrier that doesn't look as though it's going anywhere, so the lil' guy isn't in any apparent danger. But, you know, just thinking back to....I dunno...history, there seem to be a handful of times when situations and structures that seemed infallible went awry. Or, rather, horribly awry (because, c'mon, when has there really only been a semi-bad accident regarding something no one thought would ever fail?)
Alls I'm sayin's is, if it was my little zebra baby, I think I would have probably snatched him away from the window about 0.6 seconds after that lion opened his "I could comfortably fit you in here, little zebra baby" mouth. I'm sure the glass would have held. I'm sure the clueless little rugrat would have been just fine even if they left him there another 15 minutes. But, well...the Titanic's passengers were pretty confident they were just going on a luxury cruise on the greatest vessel ever constructed, right?
(I was going to close with "Not a sermon, just a thought," but I didn't want to get Lon Solomon's McLean Bible Church panties in a bunch.)