By justwantingtohelp - 16/08/2013 05:02 - United States - Highland

Today, a child was choking in the store I work at. He was alone in the aisle, so I started the Heimlich without his parents' permission. After dislodging what was caught, his mother turned the corner and went screaming to my manager for touching her kid. I got a write up. FML
I agree, your life sucks 57 602
You deserved it 3 418

Same thing different taste

Top comments

redwolf56 2

Parents have no common sense these days

Hey OP. At least you saved a life. Many people would have just walked by


redwolf56 2

Parents have no common sense these days

Jake_Hale 7

Right?! They should Berle thankful that OP saves they're child's life!

omgitsmoe 26

Some parents are assholes and you can't even negotiate with them

Why dont people sit down and negotiate anymore? Save the kid, get screwed. Dont save the kid... your still screwed (mentally).

If the kid was old enough to be left alone in the aisle, the kid was old enough to be asked what happened. This is exactly why people don't help each other in emergencies. I guarantee that this woman would whine like a banshee if you didn't help.

K410 18

It's America these people will take any chance they get to sue somebody even if that person saved a life. Welcome to modern society...

I remember a story where a woman was pulled out of a burning vehicle and later sues the guy that saved her because she injured her arm in the process.

@72 doesn't that sound like in the movie "The Incredibles" how the one saves a guys life breaking his back in the process. However the guy was committing suicide and sued the hero for ruining his life when he tried to save it?

__happyhappy__ 3

they didn't know what was happening -_____-

A local firefighter where I live saved a girl from drowning and was then fired because that was not part of his job. Needless to say, people were not to happy with the fire department and we eventually got the fireman his job back. But still, he got fired for helping someone which makes absolutely no sense.

Dumb people don't deserve to graduate. I just hope the kids in school today are actually learning. Btw, most of them have an iphone(maybe android) and/or ipad. Why would a parent give a 12 or 13 year old kid an iphone? What do they need one for? Anyway, if they are listening to 1D(mainly girls as 13 year old boys play cod and spam comments on YT videos) then they clearly are not as smart as they think they are. I guess it just means that they have horrible taste in music and nothing to do with being smart. Then again, I read a comment once of a girl who stated that she was a 1Der and then said she agreed that their songs sucked. How does that even work? Back on topic...Teachers need to be unfraid of failing students. When I was in high-school this one kid never did his homework and managed to pass. That is some bs. One more thing. I notice a lot of underage kids on Minecraft servers which bothers me so much as they do not know how to type and they ask such common sense questions where the answer is clearly typed on a sign at spawn or the first thing showing in the chat box that you normally see as soon as you get on the server(ex is a website). How did they manage to pay for an account? Idk.

72- most states have "good Samaritan" laws that prevent the rescuer from being sued. She can try but she would've lost

nurchok 15

And if she was in Canada, she would have to pay for OP's lawyer as well...

nurchok 15

******* retards I'd only be grateful to someone who saved my kid's life...

Exactly 98. Thankfully my province has the "good Samaritan" law in place. If a victim is unresponsive, even as a bystander, you have the right to essentially save their life. I don't understand how anything else makes sense...

What does any of this have to do with the FML post?

90- What the hell does that have to do with this comment or this fml?

'Merica, land of lost common sense and decency. Sad seeing all these stories of people helping others and it biting them in the ass. Be proud that you saved that kid OP!!! and hope that mother doesn't breed anymore, or your employer for that matter

flashback.miss 28

Society today. Help a child=branded as a pedophile. She should've been grateful you saved her child's life. But, good on you for helping.

Can you please change your picture? It grosses me out and I keep seeing it in a bunch of other fml posts. Im sure I'm not the only one.

Yeah, then people wonder how somebody could walk past a person who needs help. I bet at least 4 people walked past op and the kid while he was choking.

What were you thinking op. helping people in need is a serious crime!

Show them the security tapes and prove that you did the right thing! You're no pedophile!

r4vleen 8


Hey OP. At least you saved a life. Many people would have just walked by

A write up that was well worth it I'd say!

At least the kid didn't die! Main thing is you saved a childs life.

Thats not right. You just saved the kids life dude. You couldn't just sit back and watch him choke to death!

mybarra6 17

Apparently, being written up is the price you'll have to pay for being a good samaritan…at least you did the right thing :) FYL

Jennipher Stillwell 11

I bet if he hadn't, she'd still would have bitched that no one did anything cause she left her ******* kid alone.

DrownedMyFish 18

Can't they just check the cameras and see that you actually saved his life?

Scorpio1691 29

I was having the same thought. The camera will show the parent that it was needed. If you did nothing the police would be involved for not doing anything to same the child's life. No good deed goes unpunished

At least you did something about it! A lot of people would have just walked by.

I'm sure this is subconscious but your comment is almost exactly the same as #3.

11- They probably posted around the same time

I was just observing, not complaining. But just to be pedantic it was a few minutes after haha

People can be so unthankful, and what if her kid had choked to death? She would have yelled at you then too for not doing anything. Just be glad you saved a life OP