Thursday, January 21, 2010

"Anything" doesn't mean what it used to

Here's a nice young couple, gushing over their new little bundle of joy. Clearly, she's the center of their life. But just in case we aren't convinced by the playing and the beaming smiles, proud daddy tells us that "we'd do anything for Cloe. That's why we went to Legal Zoom."

Jesus, Seriously? Your only child is so important to you that in order to protect her future you went to some website for legal documents? You really thought that this action was above and beyond the alternative- actually sitting down with a real human being with property and family law degrees and having a serious discussion about how to protect Cloe in the event of a tragedy that may cost her the support of one or both parents?

"Anything for Cloe" meant downloading One Size Fits All legal documents and just assuming that Mommy and Daddy know what the hell they are doing when they sign here and initial there?

Maybe I'm missing something, but it seems to me that "anything for Cloe" might include taking her financial security seriously enough to discuss it with a qualified attorney, even if it does cost a few extra bucks. But what do I know? These people probably think that buying Brand X diapers at Wal-Mart constitutes going the extra mile for Cloe, too. "No Target diapers for our daughter, thank you very much. Nothing is too good for her!" Weird.

1 comment:

  1. Ah, my; where would the hucksters and flim-flam men of the world be without stupid, lazy people who take ridiculous shortcuts? They'd have no one to prey on but each other.