By DaddyZ - 27/06/2010 13:30 - United States
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Holy crap, this is the be the biggest bunch of self righteous people jumping to conclusions I've ever seen in one place. You have no clue where he got the Red Bull from, NOR do you have any idea how young the son was. So anyone complaining about the guy "giving" a "little kid" a Red Bull, are you psychic or something? Were you there? No you weren't, so stop pulling details out of your rear end.
@i_t_s_m_e - There's age limits on all sorts of things. You also have to be able to prove you are 18 to buy a set of plastic cutlry and prove you're over 16 to buy chocolate liquors. I mean, normal cultry I can understand, and who would even attempt to get drunk off the chocolates? I mean, I can understand not selling them to little kids, but anyone older than thirteen would be fine. An age limit on Red Bull would be because of all the chemicals in it, and that it's very unhealthy. It would also be no older than 16. I think making it illegal to sell it to people under a certain age is still in debate.
As much as it's already been said, I'll throw this in: RedBull doesn't have an age requirement where I live. It contains no alcohol, and cocaine? Sound like YOU'RE on cocaine. Back in highschool MANY kids bought energy drinks on the way to school. Hell, it was even sold in the caffateria (sp?). There's nothing dangerous about it if you drink it in moderation and don't have the IQ of a fence post.
There is an eighteen or older cap on ALL energy drinks where I live because there was a rash of elementary school kids who had major health problems because their hearts couldn't take the amount of caffeine, and the other stuff. Five hour energy was the first one to get capped, then redbull, then monster, then they just spread the rules to cover all energy drinks.
so he jumped off of what now? and he only got stitches? didnt even break anything? wow...jump from something higher next time
Well, how old is your son? If he's seven or something, why the hell did he have Red Bull in the first place? I'm just asking here.
I wouldn't take any special precautions to keep a 7 year old from Red Bull. I have plenty of things in my pantry that my kids can't have but that are within easy reach. At that age kids should understand what is not allowed and, short of locking things up, not much is out of their reach. If the kid in question is any younger, maybe it could've been placed on a higher shelf or something. Thankfully my kids have never seen a Red Bull commercial since they don't generally advertise during children's shows. BTW, the kid got the Red Bull, drank it, and pulled his stunt all without you noticing? Granted you can't watch your kids every minute but that had to take several. Either childproof your house, watch your kids, or both.
I think their rage was directed at the how did they have time to do it, more then the how did they get it. In any case the kid could be like eight or something for all we know which explains both why he had time to do it (because let us face it at that age kids get quite a bit of alone time because they are at the age to need it or want it.), and how they could have easily grabbed it on their own from a fridge, pantry, or even gotten it from a friend.