The City Council of Leister (that’s in the U.K. for the geographically challenged), in an effort to curb teen pregnancy has produced and posted a viral video.
The spot ends with,“Not what you expected?… Being a teenage parent might not be either.”
I think this would have a bit more credibility if it didn’t take place on a school yard during what seems to be recess. You never hear about little Susie having her baby on the practice field between third period Geometry and Spanish. She’s never surrounded by fellow students jeering and filming with their phones.
Granted, most of the high school students I encounter on my daily commute are little shits with the manner and hygiene of wildebeests. Still I find it hard to believe that with a fellow student giving birth on the field, that the best plan they could concoct is to have another student (hopefully the one who aced Biology) deliver the baby and the rest gather around to watch.
They’re young, not completely stupid. You don’t see anyone calling a teacher, or God forbid an ambulance. My big concern from this video isn’t teen pregnancy– its their inability to cope in a crisis. I, personally, wouldn’t want any of these little shits changing my diaper and feeding me when I’m old and feeble much less trust them with taking care of an infant.