I don’t like zoos or children; they are loud, smelly, and fill me with ennui if I spend more then a few minutes around them. I do like Gorillas. Preferably ones not riddled with bullets by their caretakers. On a side note: if you feel the need to have a sniper on the roof of your primate exhibit, maybe just invest in some Plexiglas so toddlers can’t wander in.

In regards to the toddler’s parents, well, I’ve been told not to judge them. Now, the state of Ohio feels otherwise, as the father, Deonne Dickerson, has felt their judgment during his trials for: burglary, firearms offences, drug trafficking, criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and Kidnap[1]. I say this not to shame the man, but you figure a kidnapper would have some insight on how to keep hold of a child in a crowded public area. And the mother, who lost track of her child long enough for him plot his escape to Skull Island, she’s a daycare administrator. Yep, the kidnappers wife would have to be a gorilla conservationist for the irony to be any more painful.

They have four children. Together. Plus he’s got a couple with other women and the odd kinder surprise in the trunk of his car. I am not saying that it is wrong to have four children, but maybe start with two, attend the zoo a few times, and if you mange to return with both, and your husband hasn’t been convicted of an additional felony, consider a third. But feel the process out to ensure that you don’t get in over your head…and incite a chain of events that furthers the extinction of a species that can learn sign language.

[1] http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3617016/EXCLUSIVE-PICTURES-parents-four-son-fell-zoo-enclosure-sparking-controversial-killing-Harambe-gorilla-emerges-father-lengthy-criminal-history.html

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