There are crazy people out there, you know

March 26th, 2010 · 177 comments

“We custom-ordered some stamps with our youngest daughter’s face on it to mail birthday party invitations,” writes Pablo in Virginia. “There were extras, so we used them to pay some bills.” Apparently, one of those envelope recipients found this small act of thrift somewhat less than adorable.

Dear Tenant, This postage stamp is an outrage! If this is in fact your daughter or if you have any relation to this child, Alexis...do you realize you're exploiting her to the public? You stuck a picture of a child on an envelope with your return address...Anyone could get a hold of this and do god knows what...there are crazy people out there you know! You should think twice before flaunting your child to the world. Have a lovely day, God bless.

Adds Pablo: “The creepy part? This note was deposited in our mailbox anonymously, making us think the real crazy person is the author.”

related: Cloudy with a chance of hate mail

FILED UNDER: crazypants · going postal · kids · kinda creepy · Moms & Dads · most popular notes of 2010 · pleasantries as afterthought · Virginia


177 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Party in my pants

    Let me be the FIRST to say… I agree the writer is Crazy!! FIRST, they are messing with the federal government and as soon as they get health care taken care of they are coming after them!

    Mar 26, 2010 at 6:08 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Steven

      I find it sort of disgusting/frightening that a parent would do this in the first place. I mean, you have to lick those stamps!

      Mar 27, 2010 at 6:58 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   Ben

      who actually licks stamps anymore…

      Apr 9, 2010 at 4:19 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   Mo® bang

      Oh I do, over and over, again and again…

      Apr 9, 2010 at 4:44 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   pickaduck

    Well, they di kinda have a point…I bet they don’t do it again!

    Mar 26, 2010 at 6:15 am   rating: 40  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   Mo® bang

      What point? That pedobear would be trolling through the mail looking for hot babies with addresses to go look them up? Really do you think that is likely? that the connection would be made between the stamp and the return address? Oh wait I see there is a big sign that says “this baby lives at” and an arrow… :razz:

      Mar 26, 2010 at 9:49 am   rating: 57  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   aLF

      This is just stupid paranoia. People are so afraid of stuff online– phone numbers, license plates blurred out on Google street view… What the hell is anyone really going to do with this information? Have you ever picked up a phone book or taken a photo with random people in the background? So what if random people see your kid’s face. Are you going to do the MJ thing and cover them with a scarf?

      Truth is that internet scammers don’t waste their time with this useless info. They can buy social security numbers, credit card numbers, etc. directly on message boards. Peter Files, too.

      Mar 27, 2010 at 6:51 pm   rating: 20  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   Michelle

      Actually, I don’t find it paranoid at all. There was a case where a pedophile used the “family” stickers on the back of someone’s truck to find out the little girl’s name, and followed the truck when they went to pick up the little girl from school. Now knowing where she went to school, and what her and her parents names are, went to her school the next day and told her that her parents had sent him to get her as there had been an accident, got her in his vehicle and ultimately raped and killed her.
      Seems to me a little so-called paranoia can be beneficial.

      Mar 29, 2010 at 3:53 am   rating: 27  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.4   anglophile bang

      One case, huh? Then it must be an epidemic.

      There’s a lot of sources of danger in this world. A little perspective is helpful.

      I’m sure there’s plenty of parents out there living under the delusion that their kids are “safe” because they crop their heads out of pictures on the Internet, but they don’t think twice about letting Cousin Mike, who’s always been a bit strange, babysit their precious darling. It’s so sweet the way he seems enthralled with her, isn’t it?

      Mar 29, 2010 at 6:35 am   rating: 64  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.5   Brunogirl

      Just ’cause you’re paranoid, doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you. >.>

      Mar 31, 2010 at 12:56 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.6   YONZ!

      Michelle,

      That happened on Dexter, Season 4, Episode 9 or maybe 10. He probably got that gem of an idea right there, damnit Dexter!

      Apr 1, 2010 at 10:36 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.7   ctc

      I think that there’s a difference between a stamp presumably used to mail things via USPS mostly to family and friends and sticking some bumper sticker on the back of your car or truck which anybody can see.

      But sending these to pay a local bill apparently spurs a busybody to feel the need to go to your house to anonymously scold you. Which is kinda creepy.

      Apr 4, 2010 at 12:38 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.8   Michelle

      @anglophile
      “One case”? You think that might be the only example of some nut-job using parent’s naiveté to harm their child? Wouldn’t let cousin Mike watch the kids either…poor poor pitiful me…

      Yeah, I guess apathy is certainly more acceptable behavior…

      Apr 5, 2010 at 1:38 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.9   Blogmella bang

      @Michelle – Worrying about children appearing on stamps is a distraction from the uncomfortable reality that most child molesters find their victims amongst their own family and friends.

      The best way to protect children is to address actual issues and not become caught up in senseless hysteria about minor threats.

      Apr 11, 2010 at 4:27 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.10   Michelle

      @Blogmella
      Can’t we do both?
      I’m thinking the “best” way to protect children is every non-detrimental way possible.

      Apr 20, 2010 at 2:35 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   Connie

    Call me crazy, but I really don’t think it’s that hard for perverts to find children. Frankly, they’re always outing themselves, behaving dangerously by gathering in large groups. Leaving your child at school, taking them to the playground? How irresponsible.

    Mar 26, 2010 at 6:27 am   rating: 121  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   chandie

      Yeah, much easier to nab them at their after school soccer/cheerleading/dance practice. The minivan already has their name, sport, team name, school, and jersey number on the back. Much better advertisement because you reach a wider audience while commuting around town.

      Mar 26, 2010 at 9:09 am   rating: 32  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   Marie-Ann

    Oh wow. I did this 2 years ago for my daughters 1st bday. You mean someone might know where I live? And know I have children?! To be honest, there are days where I would PAY to have someone take them for a while!! It’s a STAMP, get over it.

    Mar 26, 2010 at 6:28 am   rating: 63  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   Yaz

      When I was about seven, I ended up on the local news. One of the news stations published our address on TV. For the next six months we had random creepy adults calling to talk to me and asking me to meet them in isolated places. I had to be escorted to school by an adult (when it was customary for us kids to walk in a group) and at one point the police were involved. Yes, it is a stamp. But being blase about opening your door to such sickos when your child is involved is careless and dangerous.

      Mar 26, 2010 at 6:35 am   rating: 122  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   Canthz_B bang

      You know the old saying…”There’s no accounting for taste!” :-P

      Mar 26, 2010 at 7:52 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.3   claw71 bang

      Yaz, I remember you. I cruised you house a few times and was wondering what you’d look like when you reached the age of consent. I wasn’t impressed. But now that you’re all self-righteous I think I’d like to stuff something in your fat yap.

      Mar 26, 2010 at 8:06 am   rating: 63  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.4   Bemused

      You would pay to have someone come and take them? Really? That’s not funny even as a joke.

      I agree with the person who sent the note. It’s a stupid, irresponsible thing to do.

      Mar 26, 2010 at 8:08 am   rating: 35  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.5   Canthz_B bang

      Bemused, you haven’t even seen her offer yet.
      It’s probably pretty generous given the economy these days…maybe even “buy one, get one free.”

      Mar 26, 2010 at 8:24 am   rating: 34  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.6   Mo® bang

      Do the gypsies pay by the pound or each?

      Mar 26, 2010 at 10:04 am   rating: 30  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.7   LordOfThePants

      Depends on what type of child you’re selling. If it’s a worker; apiece… if it’s a roaster; per pound.

      Mar 26, 2010 at 11:41 am   rating: 47  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.8   HappyNat

      Paying someone to take them for a while is kinda like what we do. We just call them babysitters.

      Mar 26, 2010 at 12:05 pm   rating: 50  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.9   Mo® bang

      MmMMmmmmm “Roast Baby” the fat melts and it gets that delightful golden crackly skin!
      *smacks lips*

      Mar 26, 2010 at 12:18 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.10   Bunnee

      Shel Silverstein provides a breakdown of the costs involved when buying children…

      http://udel.edu/~schueler/googiesold%20copy.html

      Mar 26, 2010 at 1:03 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.11   TheOldSchool

      Once, when I lived in Greenwich Village, I started getting letters from this creepy, bearded gay guy who also lived in the neighborhood.

      He never signed his name, but his return address was always placed on the envelope, along with one of those make- it-yourself-photo-stamps.

      After four of these letters, I got annoyed enough to go over to the guy’s building and confront him. I didn’t know the apartment number, so I showed the picture stamp to the doorman, and then asked him if he knew this guy.

      This being New York, the doorman played dumb. “He looks kinda familiar,” he said. I pulled out a twenty and asked again.

      He stuffs the bill into his waistcoat pocket and says, “Name’s Lincoln.”

      “Which unit?” I ask.

      “He ain’t here, anymore.”

      “Where’d he go?”

      “He’s dead,” he said.

      For some reason, I immediately assumed AIDS.

      But just to be sure, I asked him how it happened.

      “Poor bastard was shot in a theatre.”

      From then on, I never attended another Broadway show. Not worth it.

      Mar 27, 2010 at 12:51 am   rating: 45  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.12   aLF

      I keep my children locked in a padded, windowless room in the basement with a blanket over their heads just to be sure that no one in my neighborhood knows I have children.

      Mar 27, 2010 at 6:54 pm   rating: 47  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.13   aneegers

      As Amy Sedaris once said, “Babies don’t cost money, they make money. Especially the little white ones.”

      Mar 27, 2010 at 7:09 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.14   TheOldSchool

      Good point, aneegers.

      I’ve noticed that many mothers seem to want to have it both ways.

      They dress their babies in cute and expensive little outfits to get attention, and then they scream to the heavens whenever they’re at supermarket and a middle-aged priest or a mysterious loner approaches the baby and starts caressing the soft fabric while the mom is distracted reading a product’s nutritional content label.

      Mar 28, 2010 at 1:20 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.15   susitna

      Are you sure you didn’t give the doorman a 5?

      Mar 28, 2010 at 6:47 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   Yaz

    I agree with the letter writer. Pablo is being incredibly foolhardy in putting a photo of his child with return address included. That stamp would be seen by many people on its way to its destination. Yes, it is dangerous. Yes, there are crazy people out there. The letter writer had her or his heart in the right place, at least.

    Mar 26, 2010 at 6:30 am   rating: 70  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   splint chesthair

      How many people see letters before it gets to the destination besides postal workers? And of the postal workers, how many letters do they see a day? Do they really take notice of these. Frankly if postal workers are perverts, then they probably already have the means to find out where you live, eh?

      Mar 26, 2010 at 7:49 am   rating: 77  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   Canthz_B bang

      Precious few postal workers see individual envelopes.
      Most letters are routed through machines at incredible speeds, lasers reading bar codes, bells and steam-whistles making random lights flash.

      Actually, more psychiatrists see paranoid patients, than postal workers see stamps!

      Can we tell jokes now? ;-)

      Mar 26, 2010 at 8:01 am   rating: 60  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.3   KarenW

      Yaz, you are comparing two very different things. Putting a child’s address on TV or in the newspaper, where it can be seen by thousands (if not millions) of people is a bad idea. I doubt many TV stations are that careless anymore. But for this stamp to just happen to fall into the hands of a sicko (who just happens to be into 1 year olds) would be one in a billion odds. We have been brainwashed into believing that every other person out there is a child molester, but we are actually talking about a very SMALL number of people. And you need to be more cautious of the people that you know, because they are most often the people who prey upon kids; not a total stranger who sees your kid on a stamp.

      Mar 26, 2010 at 9:56 am   rating: 93  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.4   taosaur

      I’d say the writer had their heart behind the hurricane fence where they clutch their bible and peer out faded curtains at all the sinners.

      Mar 26, 2010 at 11:31 am   rating: 57  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.5   Scribbles the Monkey bang

      Well, if we take the note writer’s scenario to be likely, consider that on the drive over to the vic’s house, the perp is likely to pass at least dozens, possibly thousands, of family dwellings just bursting with babies and children!

      Not to mention all of the bus stops, restaurants, schools, and churches that surely lie between perp and vic. It’s like driving from Texas down to Argentina looking for someone, anyone!!, who speaks Spanish.

      Mar 26, 2010 at 1:01 pm   rating: 27  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.6   Maas

      Thanks CB, now I’m worried about mail sorting machines coming to savage my children after seeing them on stamps…

      Mar 26, 2010 at 2:10 pm   rating: 35  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.7   park rose bang

      Perforating them . . .

      Mar 26, 2010 at 6:05 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.8   infanttyrone

      I don’t mind the folding…
      Parents paid Bela Karolyi extravagant sums for that.
      But the spindling and mutilating ?
      That just goes beyond the bounds of tutorial discretion.
      If *sex with children* were limited to *sex with other children*,
      maybe we could reduce the level of tats, piercings, and ritual scarring
      that is contributing to a situation where only those wielding needles
      and knives have significant equity in their homes.

      Mar 27, 2010 at 12:52 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.9   Scribbles the Monkey bang

      I have no idea what tyrone just said but I’m scared.

      Mar 27, 2010 at 12:12 pm   rating: 24  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   brandine

    Ironically, that snowman was found brutally murdered.

    Mar 26, 2010 at 6:32 am   rating: 89  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   Canthz_B bang

      He had to be identified by his carrot-print. They couldn’t do DNA because no two of his cells were alike.

      Don’t jump into puddles, kids…you could be desecrating a snowman’s grave! :-P

      Mar 26, 2010 at 8:44 am   rating: 41  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   jaywalke

      Found shot. Weapon believed to be a hair-dryer.

      Mar 26, 2010 at 11:24 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.3   MAMARILLA2 bang

      A Vidal Sasoon salon caliber.

      Mar 26, 2010 at 11:51 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.4   Mo® bang

      The killer had ritualistically removed his coal eyes and burned them. His hat and pipe were missing and never found.

      Mar 26, 2010 at 12:03 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   Grant

    It would never be allowed in the UK. Yet.

    Mar 26, 2010 at 6:35 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   Cupcake

      Um . . .the UK Royal Mail has a service where you can make your own stamps from your own photo . . . people I know have used them with wedding pictures on to send out thank you notes for gifts, and someone sent out new baby announcements with a photo stamp of the new rugrat . . . so, it IS allowed in the UK .

      Mar 26, 2010 at 7:42 am   rating: 24  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   aaa bang

    Of course, this begs the question of how long the note-writer has been rifling through Pablo’s mailbox before they started using these stamps.

    Mar 26, 2010 at 6:55 am   rating: 43  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   Jennifer

       
    • #8.2   Margot

      Thank you, Jennifer! Please come live in my house. My favourite bugbear.

      Mar 26, 2010 at 9:16 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.3   Mike

      There is an ad on a podcast I listen to often that drives me crazy. It is about an airline and the announcer says “we’re proud to fly the newest jet fleet among global airlines based in the US. State-of-the-art, fuel-efficient planes that beg the question: don’t you love that new plane smell?” Grrr. Airplanes cannot beg the question!!!!

      Mar 26, 2010 at 11:43 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.4   aaa bang

      Honestly, I was too busy fapping to Zachary Quinto to bother looking at the link.

      Mar 26, 2010 at 4:31 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.5   Rahm

      Hmm. I fancy myself pretty handy with the English language, and am going to go ahead and admit it – I learned something here today. I don’t feel TOO bad about it, though, because although idioms are fun, ignorance of them is not the same as gross misuse of word definitions, spelling, sentence structure, and punctuation.

      Now I’m done with the edification portion of the program – make me laugh some more, dammit!

      Mar 26, 2010 at 5:08 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.6   Palomon bang

      Language guy makes his points. With a lot of real mistakes of punctuation and spelling. That is not an intriguing cowinky-dink even if it is not ironic.

      Mar 26, 2010 at 11:14 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   TotalBlammBlamm

    Yes, it is very dangerous to flaunt your child to the world.

    Please return her immediately to the storage box she came in when she is not in use. Pro tip: Ensure cover is fastened tightly!

    Mar 26, 2010 at 7:00 am   rating: 41  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   Mo® bang

      Wrapping in plastic to keep it free of germs is a good idea too.

      Mar 26, 2010 at 10:07 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   infanttyrone

      Remember, breaking the seal will invalidate all warranties.

      Mar 27, 2010 at 12:56 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.3   park rose bang

      Hard to keep those break-dancing cubs away from the clubs, though. Young pups, think they know everything.

      Mar 27, 2010 at 10:32 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   Jorge Barnes

    Team nobody. Stamp a bad idea, respondent creepy.

    Mar 26, 2010 at 7:05 am   rating: 49  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   eddy

    Silly writer. It’s so much easier to pick up underage girls on Facebook or Myspace.

    …too much?

    Mar 26, 2010 at 7:07 am   rating: 22  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   claw71 bang

      I still like playgrounds. Too many fat old men out there pretending they’re nubile young girls. Also, chloroform doesn’t work online. You have to administer it in person.

      Mar 26, 2010 at 8:08 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.2   Mo® bang

      It was a sad day when they pulled the ball pits out of McDonalds. Lurking in there like a nile croc waiting for a nubile springbock was heaven.

      Mar 26, 2010 at 10:09 am   rating: 20  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.3   Canthz_B bang

      eddy, are you really Chris Hanson?

      Because if you’re not, I can come over with Cheese-Doodles and wine coolers.

      You’re not a cop, right? ‘Cause if you say you’re a cop I never wrote this.

      Mar 27, 2010 at 1:58 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   Hmm

    Note writer is having trouble controlling his urges, so he tries to control what everyone else does instead. Sound familiar, politicians?

    Mar 26, 2010 at 7:13 am   rating: 30  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   tilywinn bang

    Does that handwriting read ‘Current President’? Wow; this kid is poised for world domination.

    Mar 26, 2010 at 7:37 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   Canthz_B bang

    When they put Harriet Tubman on a postage stamp I never used one.

    Didn’t want slave-catchers using the return address searching my place for her.

    Mar 26, 2010 at 7:38 am   rating: 48  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   tilywinn bang

    Anyone else see the irony of submitting this stamp to the internet? Someone didn’t learn their lesson. ;)

    Mar 26, 2010 at 7:58 am   rating: 30  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   Connie

      Yeah, it’s pretty dangerous. Now we know that somewhere in Virginia, there’s a girl named Alexis. While canvassing the entire state looking for her, it is unlikely an internet pervert would pass any other children who they’d enjoy abusing just as much.

      This is a serious issue and all that, but there’s only so much one can do besides pray their kid isn’t the one traumatized. (Note: while praying, keep an eye on your kid so that a priest doesn’t get them.)

      Mar 26, 2010 at 12:33 pm   rating: 57  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.2   tilywinn bang

      There’s only one Pablo in Virginia right?

      Don’t worry, I know. I’m sure it’s much more risky to have photos of children on facebook (but that’s another can of worms altogether). The irony was just so delicious that I just couldn’t resist.

      Mar 26, 2010 at 6:14 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   Gavin

    Can I be one of those idiots that questions the note for not being passive aggressive, please!

    Ps. I dont think Alexis was flaunting it, she’s not even doing the Blue Steel or anything http://www.wikihow.com/Do-the-%22Blue-Steel%22-Pose-from-Zoolander, if she had pigtails than yeah, maybe there would be a point in question, but it looks like a lobsided pony tail to me, so all power to her! With all this sexualising of young children, so said the radio, competition is getting tougher in the sandbox.

    Mar 26, 2010 at 7:58 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   Slow Gin

    I want a Tupac stamp. We gotta find him.

    Mar 26, 2010 at 8:00 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   claw71 bang

    Pablo, you’re not likely to find quarter here. If you look at the blog roll you’ll notice that this site’s proprietor has included a link entitled STFU, Parents and if you look through some of the previous posts you’ll also detect a distinct animosity toward “breeders”. Not all parents are bad, but the kind of people who send out Christmas cards emblazoned with pictures of their baby or those who would special order stamps with their brat’s mediocre mug inserted in place of Elvis, Susan B. Anthony or a Space Shuttle are the sort of parents we would all like to punch in the face.

    Mar 26, 2010 at 8:03 am   rating: 21  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   Uly

      They bought those stamps for their daughter’s birthday party. I don’t think that’s in the same category as sending out pics for Christmas to all and sundry – presumably the people they invited care about their kid.

      Apr 9, 2010 at 7:56 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #19   Canthz_B bang

    Mr. Pitney and Mr. Bowes are watching you!

    Mar 26, 2010 at 8:05 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   Just Me

    All of this and I’m still surprised that we can buy custom-made stamps.

    I don’t get out much.

    Can you use any picture? Maybe a photo of a pile of dog poop to stick on bills and letter to Congress?

    I agree with everyone else: note-writer is stalker-creepy, and I’d never share my kids’ photo that way.

    Mar 26, 2010 at 8:06 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   Luna

      Someone should try the dog poop stamp. I can think of several instances where that would come in handy. If someone here makes one, please let me know how it goes. I’m too chicken.

      Mar 26, 2010 at 8:20 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #21   claw71 bang

    Has anybody else noticed what a little slut that Alexis is? She’s got a sinful look on her face, big bedroom eyes and her mouth is open to a tantalizing width. So hot.

    Mar 26, 2010 at 8:10 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #21.1   Canthz_B bang

      Back the fuck off, claw!! I SAW HER FIRST!!!!

      Mar 26, 2010 at 8:19 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.2   Mo® bang

      Mmmmm oh yeah she is a naughty naughty girl.

      Mar 26, 2010 at 10:11 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.3   Saysh

      I love you guys.

      *tongue kisses all around*

      Mar 26, 2010 at 2:16 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.4   TippingCows

      Ah, my first laugh in days.

      Thank you.

      *lights up*

      Mar 26, 2010 at 4:19 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.5   sarah

      When I woke up this morning in no way did I see my day headed toward reading” Has anybody else noticed what a little slut that Alexis is?”.
      A tip of the hat to you, sir.

      Mar 27, 2010 at 3:22 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #22   Lizz

    While I agree the person got a little carried away in their letter, the Post Office itself actually warns people that using pictures of themselves or their children is strongly discouraged for the very same argument that the mail could end up in the wrong hands. Just because you know the people you are sending the letter to, does not guarantee someone else won’t see the photo and copy the return address while the letter is on route to the recipient. Again, this isn’t something I’m “being crazy” about-the US Post Office makes the same argument right on the stamp making kit’s packaging.

    Mar 26, 2010 at 8:10 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   Canthz_B bang

      Yes, they do…and my shampoo bottle’s label advises me that it’s not to be taken internally.

      Warnings, gotta love ‘em!

      Mar 26, 2010 at 8:17 am   rating: 27  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.2   Fiona

      The shampoo bottle also says ‘scrub, rinse, repeat’… It’s some kinda sick joke.. asking me to repeat every time I finish.

      Mar 26, 2010 at 12:06 pm   rating: 20  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.3   Canthz_B bang

      Anyway, Lizz, just because a product has a warning on it to protect the manufacturer/supplier of the product against lawsuits, doesn’t make the threat any more likely.

      It’s about liability protection, not probability of occurrence.

      As above, not many people are likely to drink shampoo thinking it will cure their dandruff and give their hair body and bounce, but the warning is there just in case the odd idiot does so.
      Nothing more.

      Besides, they probably wouldn’t sue after seeing the pretty bubbles they can fart.

      Relax. Release. Relate.

      Mar 27, 2010 at 2:46 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.4   H for Toy bang

      I can think of a few people on here who probably like to repeat every time they finish…

      Mar 27, 2010 at 5:49 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.5   Mo® bang

      until I fall into a state of exhausted slumber… :twisted:

      Mar 29, 2010 at 1:40 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   Kate

    The Queen is on our stamps. Crazy people have been after her for years.

    Who else has been on a stamp? Was Elvis? Is that what really happened to him?

    Mar 26, 2010 at 8:13 am   rating: 21  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   Tonic

      Michael Jackson on a stamp?! No wait…
      that would have been the other way around…
      a crazy person looking for children. Nevermind.

      Mar 26, 2010 at 8:26 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.2   park rose bang

      Kurt Cobain was on a stamp?

      Mar 26, 2010 at 6:10 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.3   infanttyrone

      Well, he was part of Incesticide and In Utero

      Mar 27, 2010 at 1:07 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #24   Canthz_B bang

    I applaud Pablo for taking any action necessary to keep his neighbors happy.

    You see, Pab lives in an apartment with very thin walls and Alexis cries like a fucking Banshee.
    He’s tried everything to get her to shut her yap at 3:00am, but her wailing persists.

    It’s either shop her around or clean-up that pesky credit report so he can buy a free-standing home at this point.

    Mar 26, 2010 at 8:13 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   Kore

    Watching America’s Most Wanted has ruined my generation of parents. Kids are barely allowed to play outside anymore, we’re all so afraid of the stranger danger.

    Mar 26, 2010 at 8:29 am   rating: 19  small thumbs up

    • #25.1   Canthz_B bang

      Yup, I remember the good old days when we used to run in the grass, bathed in sunshine, our Sony Playstations glistening in the light of the natural world.

      Mar 26, 2010 at 8:40 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #26   Beth

    Good thing I keep paper bags on my children at all times to prevent the world from seeing how cute they are.

    Sadly, the biggest dangers to children are the people they know best: family, friends, teachers, or coaches. And Pablo’s next door neighbor.

    Mar 26, 2010 at 8:37 am   rating: 38  small thumbs up

    • #26.1   Canthz_B bang

      Beth, that’s why I only let my priest babysit. ;-)

      Mar 26, 2010 at 9:03 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.2   Beth

      Me too! So much safer in the hands of a God-fearing man.

      Mar 26, 2010 at 9:44 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.3   infanttyrone

      Well, CB, better the devil you know than… ?

      Mar 27, 2010 at 1:09 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.4   RP

      I wish I could give a thumbs up to this 100 times.

      Mar 29, 2010 at 9:48 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #27   Grumpy McGrumperson

    It would never have occurred to me, if I saw a letter with that stamp, that that was actually their kid…I would have assumed it was just one of those cutesy-yet-generic things people seem to love. Am I alone in that?

    Mar 26, 2010 at 9:08 am   rating: 20  small thumbs up

    • #27.1   Mo® bang

      Chris Hansen sez leave it to the tin foil hat brigade to see danger and disaster around every turn!

      Mar 26, 2010 at 10:15 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.2   N J

      I’ve been scrolling down waiting for someone to say this!! I was just thinking “oh, it’s a postage stamp tribute to babies of the world.” How would anyone ever even KNOW? Or care, for that matter?

      Mar 28, 2010 at 12:07 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.3   RP

      I think most sane people would make that assumption unless they actually knew the person sending the letter and their family and therefore recognized the child.

      Mar 29, 2010 at 9:50 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #28   Jenny

    While I don’t like the fact that people are putting naked pics of their kids on facebook…I think someone’s face on a stamp is pretty harmless.

    @Grumpy I never would have assumed it was their child either

    Mar 26, 2010 at 9:17 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #28.1   Wordtinker doesnt smith bang

      Cynic that I am, I would have assumed it was their child and then felt sorry for them for thinking their kid was cute enough to warrant a stamp. Silly parents… don’t you know stamps are for pretty playthings?

      Apr 1, 2010 at 10:31 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #29   Jenna

    I don’t think the lack of postmark means the letter was hand delivered. You can see a mark on the snowman stamp, which looks like it was hand canceled. Either way, still a very weird and unexpected letter to receive. I love how this person returned the Alexis stamp to the sender.

    Mar 26, 2010 at 9:23 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #29.1   Grumpy McGrumperson bang

      Isn’t that tampering with the mail? That’s a Federal offense…

      Mar 26, 2010 at 9:36 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.2   Beth

      I wondered how the stamp ended back up in someone else’s hands too. The mail carrier, in the post office, with a pair of scissors.

      Mar 26, 2010 at 9:42 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.3   flaps

      @Jenna Yeah, and sometimes the machines miss a letter and don’t cancel it. It’s not proof of anything.

      Mar 26, 2010 at 1:37 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.4   Rahm

      The mail machine, in the sorting room, with the lead pipe.

      Mar 26, 2010 at 5:17 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.5   Gandalf

      Miss Scarlet, in the stables, with her…
      Never mind, I was thinking of something else.

      Mar 26, 2010 at 5:52 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.6   infanttyrone

      Jodhpurs perhaps ?
      Oh, it begins sooo innocently…

      Mar 27, 2010 at 1:12 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #30   flying gargoyle

    Ah, yes. The “I assume the worst will happen, ergo you must live your life as I do” author. An author, who, ironically, provides the creepiness danger factor by their own actions. The worst is that s/he is too busy looking for creepiness all around to see that they are the ones providing it. (apologies for the atrocious grammar….)

    Mar 26, 2010 at 10:14 am   rating: 40  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   Creme Brulee

    I think it’s putting the name on the stamp that puts it over the line. Without the name, it’s just a generic cute kid on a stamp. With the name, it’s this specific kid, who lives at this address. Yeah, I think that’s a little irresponsible.

    Mar 26, 2010 at 10:40 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   Jenn

    I think the more pressing question here is: Which bill didn’t get paid?
    That concerned citizen owes you $27.95 in late fees!

    Mar 26, 2010 at 11:10 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   GhostWriter bang

    As child endangerment goes, a tiny pic on a stamp is nothing. I’m starting a campaign against a real endangerment- one that broadcasts to the general public exactly how many kids are in your family, their gender, their relative ages, their pets and maybe even their hobbies.

    Those white stick-figure stickers of family members holding hands, found on every minivan’s rear window, Have Got To Go!

    Mar 26, 2010 at 11:31 am   rating: 23  small thumbs up

    • #33.1   oi

      nah! All Claw would care about would be picture of your kid in a birthday suit and how gullible they are on the scale of 1 to 10.

      Mar 26, 2010 at 12:10 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #33.2   Jonathan

      GW, those window clings are performing a valuable social service! I for one appreciate them volunteering themselves for famine relief on Up Against The Wall Motherfuckers! Day.

      Mar 26, 2010 at 12:33 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #33.3   infanttyrone

      Paging Dr. Swift !
      Paging Dr. Swift !
      Report to abbatoir #7, please…

      Mar 27, 2010 at 1:15 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #34   Fiona

    Your childs’ face doth offend me!!

    Mar 26, 2010 at 11:49 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #34.1   MAMARILLA2 bang

      You have been weighed.
      You have been measured.
      And you have absolutely…
      Been found wanting.
      Welcome to New World. God save you, if it is right that he should do so.

      Mar 26, 2010 at 12:04 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.2   Fiona

      I love that part in Knight’s Tale, “God save you, if it is right that he should do so.”

      I dunno, I didn’t get the creepy-guy vibe.. I got more the, I freaking hate kids and/or hate the fact that you have your stupid, little happy family -vibe. But maybe I’m looking at it wrong.

      Mar 26, 2010 at 12:18 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.3   Fiona

      Oh… I take it back, I didn’t read the part at the bottom. Somehow I thought this was just sent to some loony bill agency person. Yea… tampering with someone else’s mail, just to be creepy, ftw!

      Mar 26, 2010 at 12:20 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #35   Patty

    While I agree with the letter writer. I’m sorry, doing stupid stuff like paying to have a stamp made with your kid is not only dangerous (come on, people!) it’s STUPID!!! What a waste of money.

    Kid probably has her own FB account.

    Mar 26, 2010 at 11:54 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #35.1   HappyNat

      Sounds like Patty is sad she never got her face on a stamp as a kid.

      Mar 26, 2010 at 12:12 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
    • #35.2   matt

      actually, it shows to me that the person who got the stamp made was the sick one. How can we assume that they were innocent parents? It could have been made by a paedophile from the latest pic of his child hostage .

      Mar 29, 2010 at 2:37 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #36   Mo® bang

    Do you lick that stamp to stick it on or was it self adhering?

    Mar 26, 2010 at 12:09 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #36.1   Fiona

      I lick the sticky adhesive! ;)

      Mar 26, 2010 at 12:21 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #37   snatchbeast

    Team Letter Writer. The picture + return address does invite stalkers, but I’m ok with that. Putting her name on the stamp makes it creepy.

    Pablo and Alexis suck.

    Mar 26, 2010 at 1:08 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #38   Odious

    The writer’s point: You should be just as paranoid about extremely unlikely/illogical events as I am! Especially when you can think of a reason to make assumptions and lecture/send hate.

    Come to think of it, necessarily P/A!

    Mar 26, 2010 at 2:17 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #39   jadefirefly

    Isn’t the real question, Who the heck got their hands on the letter in the first place? I mean, all’s well if it’s one of the workers at wherever-the-bill-came-from.

    But if some random stranger got ahold of it, cut the stamp off, and wrote a creepy letter — really that suggests that Anonymous ‘Good’ Samaritan is significantly creepier than he or she lets on.

    I’m more creeped out about creepy-letter-writer than I am a face on a stamp. I grew up in a little town where -everyone- knew where everyone else lived. OH NO! Pedo’s gonna come get me!

    … Only they didn’t.

    Funny how that works.

    Mar 26, 2010 at 2:52 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #39.1   claw71 bang

      Why does everybody take Pablo at his word? I’m inclined to think that the person who dropped the note in Pablo’s mail box was somebody who received and invite to the party. Pablo’s assuming that everybody who got an invite was a friend and wouldn’t be put off by the stamp, or he might think that the timing jibes with the bills he paid but it’s possible that somebody who was at the party noticed the hideous stamp sometime after the fact. I know I’m running into old envelopes all the time.

      And just because you didn’t have some pedophile stalk you doesn’t mean Alexis won’t. Maybe you weren’t attractive, did you ever stop to think of that? Personally I take great pride in the fact that I was twice approached by potential pedophiles who tried to lure me into their cars. I was also molested by my “Den Mother” in the Cub Scouts and when I played football the coach always followed my ass slap with a gentle cupping of whichever buttock was close. Suck on that, loser.

      Mar 26, 2010 at 4:28 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #39.2   Pablo

      The stamp was cut off of the original envelope. The invites went out in the square-er invitation-sized envelopes. The envelope the stamp was attached to was one of our 8.5″x4″ business envelopes.

      Also just to clarify the whole neighbor vs bill payer thing, the Alexis stamp is postmarked so it made it to its destination. Our presumtion is the author works at one of the billing companies.

      Mar 27, 2010 at 10:48 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #39.3   Canthz_B bang

      Pablo, just to clarify, we don’t really care to know the “facts”.

      It’s cute how submitters feel the need to “set the record straight”, now get out of the way and let someone with imagination have at the note you submitted for us to make shit up about. :mrgreen:

      Mar 27, 2010 at 1:48 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #40   TippingCows

    Team nobody as well. Only obsessed, namby-pamby parents who think their child should be the center of their universe would waste their money on putting their child’s picture on stamps (WTF). We all know how kids like that turn out … Paris Hilton, anyone? Claw is right about those bedroom eyes.

    And the letter writer should just chill out and smoke a j or somethin’.

    Mar 26, 2010 at 4:24 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #40.1   claw71 bang

      And that mouth…do you think both balls would fit or just the one?

      Mar 26, 2010 at 4:29 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #40.2   TippingCows

      Well, by the time she reached the age of priestly consent, I’d say yes to two. Yes, indeed.

      Mar 26, 2010 at 5:12 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #41   Z

    I know parents that have fat assed halo playing kids because they wanted to keep an eye on them. I’m sure when they are adults and have a hard time getting a chick, cuz they are socially inept, and look like a greasy fur burger mom will be able to keep an eye on them for a long long time. It’s good to think about keeping your kid safe and not whoring them out. This stamp, could be a lot worse.

    Mar 26, 2010 at 4:36 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #42   dogsleder bang

    1. The government knows about this postage stamp “scheme.” They get the same amount of money they would from one of their own stamps. This is why customized stamps usually cost $1.00 apiece. Go to Zazzle.com and check it out.

    2. And most importantly…the “crazy” person’s reason for admonishing/warning the parents is the same reason we NEVER give children, ours or anyone else’s…a backpack, lunchbox, item of clothing…with their name on it. Children, especially small ones, might not be able to tell the difference between a “good” person who knows them by name and someone who can make them disappear and perhaps never be seen again. “Hi, Betsy, would you like to help me feed my bunny?” “Hi, Joey, can you help me find my lost puppy?”

    Think about it.

    Mar 26, 2010 at 4:38 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #43   pplsoft

    That’s about all I can stand! Creepy McCreeperson aka note stalker is the problem. Probably someone who knows the family or a co-worker. If it freaked him/her out so much talk to the family…”Hi I’m a pedophile and when I see stuff like this I think its an invitation to molest your child! You should be more careful in the future. By the way you accidential threw away the final notice cable, water and utlities but paid them with my stamp collection! Ciao”

    Mar 26, 2010 at 5:26 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #44   Gandalf

    I’ve been paying bills by mail for a long time now. I’ve also sent a lot of invitations out for many various events I have hosted. The one common thread in all of these cases is, the recipient usually responds to me by my name. Of course Pablo’s legal name may, in fact, be Current Resident. It’s always a possibility. I once considered starting a company called “Your Name Here” to take advantage of the low prices on promotional items.
    The question I have is, how did the note writer obtain the envelope, but did not know the addressee’s name? That’s what I find a little on the creepy side.

    Mar 26, 2010 at 6:05 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #44.1   frogfactory

      Um – could he be the landlord?

      Mar 29, 2010 at 1:44 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #45   Monzo Matic bang

    There’s crazy people in here, too.

    Mar 26, 2010 at 6:59 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #46   Jazzy

    I can verify that this WAS canceled, as someone noted earlier the black mark on the envelope denotes that it was hand-canceled rather than processed through a machine. This is often the case if the envelope is too big to fit through the machine, or sometimes postal workers even do this because they think there may be an easily-damaged photo inside. Maybe of your daughter.

    Mar 26, 2010 at 8:22 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #47   Jen

    OMG! These are such irresponsible parents! Now, several people know that a child, named Alexis, lives at Pablo’s house! Because that was such a secret before! I am sure that this child has never been called by her name in a public place. After all, if she had, some creepy pedophile could have followed her home and… what?

    She’s all of 2. How much time do you think she spends alone anywhere, much less where strangers have access to her? Moreover, apparently some of the people on this site have never met a two year old, because you don’t need to know their names to gain their trust. Hell, half the time they volunteer it to you — in line at the bank, in the aisle at the grocery store, next to you at church.

    If Team Pedophile Panic took a moment to look at the facts, they’d know little Alexis is in far more danger of being abused by someone her parents know than she is by a stranger. Not making a cute stamp, not putting her name on her clothes, covering her head with a blanket when she goes out a la Michael Jackson, NONE of that is substitute for keeping an eye on your child, all the time.

    Also, Creepy Letter Writer needs to look up the definition of the word “exploiting”.

    Mar 26, 2010 at 9:54 pm   rating: 24  small thumbs up

    • #47.1   Beth

      Team Jen!!

      Mar 29, 2010 at 7:58 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #48   r

    I had return address labels w/ my sons picture on them and my ex-husband said the same thing to me. I basically responded with, “Um, that’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.”

    Mar 26, 2010 at 10:43 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #49   xyzzy

    Obviously the scary letter-writer (and some of the people here) haven’t heard that cases like this one from yesterday are a heck of a lot more common:
    http://tinyurl.com/yapnepp
    So much for “crazy people” and “strangers” being the dangerous ones…

    Mar 26, 2010 at 11:19 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #50   Oink

    … should I maybe stick a picture of my face on a stamp and see who comes knocking? It’s cheaper than dating sites or having to leave the house.

    Mar 27, 2010 at 1:51 am   rating: 21  small thumbs up

     
  • #51   Limeliberator bang

    I’m just annoyed that society is becoming so “child-centric.” It’s like some people can’t feel fulfilled unless everyone knows how wonderful Jenny or Billy, Jr. is. Don’t even get me started on the little-people-on-the-minivan-window stickers and “My-Child-is-an- Honor-Student-at-blah-blah-blah” stickers. Yeah, I get it: your child is unique and special…. just like everyone else.

    Mar 27, 2010 at 1:37 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #51.1   Canthz_B bang

      The mini-van windows are an indication of low self-esteem.
      These losers never thought they’d get laid, let alone find a loser who would marry them and pass on their defective genes, so they feel a need to advertise to the world that they have made a family.
      I’m cool with that…I just wonder about the dog and two cats being on there.

      Mar 27, 2010 at 1:43 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #51.2   Scribbles the Monkey bang

      Yeah, I don’t understand the purpose of those stickers. Do the parents think that other motorists will see the stickers and take some time to reflect?

      “Oh, look at that sticker – huh! “Emberly,” what a great name. Oh, number 42 on her volleyball squad, that’s a nice number. She must be very sporting.”

      Mar 27, 2010 at 1:49 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #51.3   Canthz_B bang

      Number 69 is even more sporting. Someday she’ll be MVP (Most Valued Prostitute).

      I’ve noticed lately that the children of the ’80s have taken to putting Baby On Board signs in their car windows.

      I guess those signs made them feel important back then.
      They were just too young to know how annoying they were (and still are) to everyone else.

      Mar 27, 2010 at 2:08 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #52   Cordelia

    This letter writer needs to get a grip. Like a pedophile can’t just take a walk down a residential street and see who has a swing set, has kids playing in the yard, has a “child on board” bumper sticker on their minivan with a car seat in it? I fail to see how the stamp puts this kid in any greater danger than everyday living in a crazy world.

    Mar 27, 2010 at 2:30 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

     
  • #53   Fanboy Wife

    How is the child supposed to go to school if she can’t ever be seen in public?

    Mar 27, 2010 at 2:46 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #54   Walker, "Tex" (a stranger)

    “Dear Letter Writer,

    Thank you for returning this uncanceled stamp of Alexis. We feel so lucky to be able to use it again.

    Best Regards,
    Pablo and family”

    Mar 27, 2010 at 10:32 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

     
  • #55   Jess

    The person who wrote the note is fail. First of all, it’s illegal to tamper with mail. Second of all, it’s no one’s business how the family chooses to display their child. There are soooo many ways to find out addresses of houses with children that the only way to combat it would be to never leave your house (especially with your child), never sign on to the internet, never shop at Babys R Us, etc. I guess we should go back in time and scold all the people who had photos of their children developed, since you have to give your name and such, and a name and payment information is enough to find stuff out. (And what if you have them mailed! The agony! That package has a stalker, not pictures!)

    People need to stop being so paranoid. Oh, and mind their own dang business.

    Mar 27, 2010 at 11:05 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

     
  • #56   MN

    As tacky as I find the stamp itself, the letter writer is as creepy as it gets. For starters, unless Alexis is being abused, then letter writer needs to mind their own business and stop trying to tell people what to do in regard to anything, especially their kid. Secondly, while I am all for taking the reasonable precautions to protect a child from a molestor, the letter writer is displaying the type of paranoia that sends kids to therapy in the long run. I hope they don’t have children. Finally, tampering with mail is illegal so if you’re going to do it, at least make it worthwhile. :P

    Mar 28, 2010 at 6:19 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #57   ERICH ELSTER

    Now you’ve exposed the kid to the entire internet!!!

    Mar 29, 2010 at 1:08 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
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    Mar 30, 2010 at 3:34 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #59   katie

    They’re right, though. It is careless and a bad move.

    Mar 31, 2010 at 3:30 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #60   mneiai

    You know, I don’t know why that person’s brain immediately went to child molestation. My first thought when I just looked at it was “this seems like something one of those people who can’t get over the death of their child would do,” which really wouldn’t help child molesters, unless they were necrophiliacs, too.

    Apr 1, 2010 at 12:48 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #61   KarenW

    Michelle, I call absolute bullshit to your story, unless this happened twenty or thirty years ago. NO school releases a child to an unknown person. They have lists of people who are able to pick up children in case of emergencies.

    Apr 3, 2010 at 9:06 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #61.1   d-bo

      of course it’s bullshit, but you’ll never convince her of that. After all, she heard it from a friend of a friend! We believe the stories that confirm our beliefs.

      Apr 9, 2010 at 12:37 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #61.2   Uly

      I have been there a few times when the kid went with somebody not on the list (in one case, it was me!). However, in those cases the change in schedule had been cleared with a letter to the school or a phone call that day, and the kid was called upon to identify the person picking them up before they were sent home. Easy peasy.

      Apr 9, 2010 at 6:25 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #62   Waltz

    “Actually, I don’t find it paranoid at all. There was a case where a pedophile used the “family” stickers on the back of someone’s truck to find out the little girl’s name, and followed the truck when they went to pick up the little girl from school.”

    Better be sure not to call your children by name in public either then. But if you do that then they get used to being called “Hey you” and anyone can say “Hey you get in my van.”
    Never let them leave the house ever!
    Oh, and no more names on soccer/baseball.football jerseys. Way too dangerous.

    Apr 9, 2010 at 11:15 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #63   Nathan

    I’m convinced that this constant fear of other people is harmful to our society. Kids don’t go out and play in the neighborhood anymore. They don’t even trick or treat for christs sake. Have some trust in your neighbors to do RIGHT, not just wrong. Always imagining the worst brings everyone down.

    Apr 10, 2010 at 12:45 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #64   strah

    The child could be a grandchild, niece, cousin, whatever – the stamp doesn’t mean the child necessarily lives at that address. If someone is looking for any home where a young child lives it wouldn’t be too hard to figure out just by hanging around the neighborhood. Safety is great, total safety is unrealistic.

    Apr 10, 2010 at 1:11 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #65   MSLGWCEO

    Some of you paranoid, freaked out people, please “get a grip,” for heaven’s sakes.

    Try visiting http://freerangekids.wordpress.com

    Apr 10, 2010 at 7:01 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #66   Alice

    There’s no more information there than a passerby might get when this family is entering or leaving their home. It is ridiculous to worry about the threat to a child caused by a stamp.

    That being said, I think it’s silly to waste money making stamps of your kid. Anyone who cares enough what your kid looks like would rather have an actual picture.

    Apr 11, 2010 at 4:29 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #67   Scarfy

    Is it too late for me to get some of those Alexis stamps?

    Apr 17, 2010 at 1:45 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #68   Faylyn

    So, being as the child on the stamp is obviously very young, how does a child molester get her even if they do have her address? Usually a child that young is not left to her own devices very often. So the child molester shows up at the house and the parents just hand her over? Or are they out shopping or seeing a movie while she hangs out in her bouncy chair?

    Apr 18, 2010 at 4:01 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #69   Free Range Kids » “Crazies Are Out to Kidnap Your Cutie!”

    [...] to me they were asking a crazy person to drop them a crazy note. Anyway, here’s the story, as it appears on the wonderful site, passiveaggressivenotes.com . Read it and creep (out). — [...]

    May 21, 2012 at 11:13 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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