Just a quick one, here, folks because really what can you say but “what the fuck” when faced with such an utter failure of parenting like Melissa K. Nichols of Fulton, N.Y.
On June 30, police visited Nichols’ apartment looking for some items from a recent burglary in the neighborhood. What they found was what one called “the worst case of child neglect” she’d ever seen, according to reports.
The place was littered with junk and her 19-month-old daughter had at least one burn mark on her, because Nichols admitted to cops at the time that she had “accidentally” burned the baby with a cigarette. Both my parents were heavy smokers and I have very strong opinions about people who smoke around children after suffering through years of severe respiratory problems that magically resolved when I moved OUT of my parents’ smoke-hazed home at the age of 22. But I digress.
Police also say they were told that everyone in the apartment sometimes went days without eating. Which is fine if you’re a vain, self-absorbed bitch who wouldn’t dream of touching a hot dog or dollop of mashed potatoes now and then at the risk of gaining an ounce or two. But if you have a baby, you really need to have some food in the house, doncha think?
Now here’s where the failure becomes a case of glorious fucktardary. Nichols was recently pinched for shoplifting at Walmart. What was she stowing under her shirt, you may ask? Was it some milk for the baby? Perhaps a steak or two for herself and her squeeze? Nooooo. The stupid bitch shoplifted hair care products, clothing and toothbrushes. Her child might go hungry, but Nichols was sure as hell determined to LOOK good, wasn’t she? Of course, judging by her mugshot those products are NOT helping her much.
Stupid bitch got charged with petit larceny and released. The baby is in foster care where, hopefully, she is being given something to eat.
If she’d been stealing food for her child, I’d still say she was a dumbass because she could walk into any soup kitchen or church in the area and get some grub. But at least I’d say her heart was in the right place. This bitch stole stuff to make herself look good while she let her child go hungry and suffer from untreated cigarette burns.
As I said at the beginning … what the fuck?
Thanks to April for the tip.