I think the OP did something wrong, actually. But without being there, I'm inclined to think the woman who took him out was also out of line. Yes, you have to err on the safe side with kids, but people also err on the side of assuming the worst of parents. When I saw the windows were open, I would have checked on the kid, tried to even determine how hot it might be in the car, and stood around for at least a few minutes, or shouted out to people standing nearby. Taking a kid out of a car is a *big* deal, even if you think you are being a good samaritan. I guess for me it depends on how long she was truly standing there, how hot is was, how much the windows were open. And no one knows but the op. Because giving people free reign to "rescue" kids whenever they deem necessary would be a little frightening, hotcar danger aside.
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6/21/06 at 4:53pm