By Anonymous - 26/01/2012 04:18 - United States
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Yes. That's pretty common to invite all the kids in a class/block/whatevergroup so no one feels alienated. I guess the dad doesn't want any more kid parties at his house. He's lucky someone doesn't bring charges against him for tampering with kids foods (WAD: Weapons of Ass Destruction).
People are way overreacting on this I've seen divorce him or sue him multiple times on this. Those people need to get a grip on reality, if it was in a movie people would laugh their ass off. I'm sure the husband only put enough to make them need to shit really bad, he's probably not gonna jeopardize his own sons life.
It's not a matter of "would he," because he already did. I don't think this calls for a divorce, but lawsuits are likely a different story. Specifically, this is a somewhat common prank, and is usually treated as a deliberate attempt to poison someone, and is a felony in most jurisdictions. This guy could see up to 10 years in prison, and have to pay up to $15k in fines - and that's not including endangerment of a child. And it's actually pretty dangerous: by ingesting an unknown amount of laxative, you can become severely dehydrated. Most cases of this end up with the victim hooked up to an IV in the hospital, and sometimes they die anyway. That's barring any allergic reactions, and those were adults, not 60 pound kids. Civilly, he would be liable for at least any medical expenses incurred. He would probably be sued by the parents' insurance, who is likely to win. Just paying for the lawyer for his criminal trial, and up to 40 civil trials is probably enough to ruin him and OP. tl;dr shit sucks harder than you realize
This does suck for OP. She has to try to make up a reason that all of the kids got diarrhea from a birthday cake and then do whatever she can to make up for it. And hope that all the children don't go to the hospital for severe dehydration. All while hoping that her husband doesn't get caught because if his complete stupidity! On the other hand, the commenter above is correct. If this was in a movie, everyone would find this to be hilarious! Has anyone seen 'The Hangover'? They were all drugged and it was what made the movie. I know that Roufies are way different than laxatives, but it's true. If it were in a movie, it would be funny. I'm just saying that people should realize what the limits are. And that an immature prank could get someone in deep trouble. Diarrhea causes dehydration. And dehydration can cause brain damage, closing of the veins and arteries, and can even be fatal.
40 kids! I applaud you! How the hell did you keep track of all of them?