Even Stupid Parents Can Multitask

drunk, high, stealing

drunk, high, stealingHere’s one of the most amazing examples of multitasking you’ll ever hear about. And one of the saddest.

In El Cerrito, CA–just a few miles from my home–an unidentified 32-year old man was arrested in a Safeway grocery store. That in itself isn’t terribly newsworthy. But what’s truly remarkable is what the guy was doing and where he was doing it.

  • He was in the women’s restroom–found there by a young girl who ran and told her mother, who reported the guy to store security.
  • He was reading a porn magazine.
  • He was smoking a joint, which later turned out to have been laden with cocaine.
  • He was also sipping on a bottle of stolen soda.
  • Oh, and he wasn’t alone — he was sitting there with a small child, presumably (but hopefully not) his own.

Any one of these activities–particularly in the company of a small child–is stupid. But all together, it’s really quite impressive.

The original news story appeared here.