Behavioral Issues #6 : ST = Sickening Tuesday

Posted by
Rick (Toronto, Canada) on 7 August 2018 in People & Portrait.

The final, hard to look at frame in this serial. We were driving through farmland backroads and suddenly noted three boys and a dead racoon... one boy was hitting it repeatedly with a stick as all three laughed and seemed to be having the best time ever. I knew a few boys of this type when I was in grade and high school, and could never begin to relate to them. During my ten years growing up in small town Port Elgin, there were a few sickos who used to get their kicks by shooting groundhogs and squirrels. What ?!

We slowed down as we neared the boys and Tamara leaned on the car horn as I glared through the passenger window, and the kids took off running up the driveway. Let us hope this is just a "phase" that certain children go through. Some bizarre way to cope with rural boredom that will pass as they become adults.

NIKON D7200 1/1000 second F/5.6 ISO 500 140 mm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A sad experience for sure . . every day I see similar mindlessness . . and parents often look on disinterested.

7 Aug 2018 8:07am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

I just wonder what makes people behave like this. I also think that these people will also abuse live animals. It is a fact, that most serial killers start with abusing animals. I can only hope that the parents of these kids see there might be a problem with their behavior and do something about it. Your title for this image id just right.

7 Aug 2018 12:17pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

They must not have good internet access around these parts. ;-) Hopefully this will be a short phase in their lives. Maybe if we all took a stick and whipped them?

7 Aug 2018 6:17pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I'm sure that most kids doing stuff like this will turn out fine as they mature. Then again, their are plenty of adult sickos around in every society.

7 Aug 2018 9:18pm

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

Steve is so right....This is sad and I agree with you about kids but it still bothers me when they distaff like this....I am sure it disturbed you and Tamara greatly....

8 Aug 2018 4:45am