This is not an advertising blog. I don’t currently pull enough visitors to have ads on this site. However, I want to do everything I can to advertise for Any Time Limo in Addison, IL. Naturally, you want to know why.
Yesterday, an article appeared in the Chicago Tribune about Leonel Cesar, a driver for Any Time Limo, and his recent encounter with some High School students who rented his limo for their Homecoming night. The article explains the course of events.
Limousine driver Leonel Cesar says he was just doing his job when he called police to report that a group of Highland Park teenagers tried to smuggle booze into his “party bus” on homecoming night.
One of the North Shore teens offered Cesar money to look the other way, told him that a paper bag containing liquor “was none of his business” and begged him not to call parents, police said.
At first glance, it seems like a fairly straight-forward story. The Limo driver does the right thing, and calls the parents first, and then the police after being unable to get in touch with the parents. The kids beg and plead him not to do it, even offering bribes. All together, a non-story really. However, things do get a bit interesting.
The recent evening ended with 13 underage drinking citations and a slew of angry parents—some directing their wrath at Any Time Limo in Addison. One threatened to sue, saying the driver should not have involved police, said Alex Mich, the company’s general manager.
Growing up, my father was a teacher at a nearby private High School. Not only was he just a teacher, but he also happened to be one of the few who actually enforced the various rules such as eating in the hallways, dress code, checking students for hall passes, etc. etc. A real stick-in-the-mud if you asked most students. However, he was consistent and fair. He was also easy to avoid. Just make sure you’re not eating when he walks by and you’d be fine. He didn’t purposefully walk the hallways just to bust students breaking rules. It was part of his job.
The reaction of some of these parents is absolutely disgusting. Let’s not even consider the fact taht both students AND parents were forewarned that drinking, smoking, and sex are not allowed in the limo.
Mr. Cesar has a job. I’m not a lawyer, nor do I know every single law in Illinois, but I feel fairly confident in saying that he would have been held responsible if something would have happened to these kids while they were intoxicated. The same parents who are threatening to sue, are also the same parents who would run to their lawyers to blame Mr. Cesar for not watching over their kids and making sure they didn’t drink. What he did was responsible and smart. If anything, Mr. Cesar was just covering his ass. Had he not said anything and one of these kids died from alchohol poisoning, it’d be the parents and public screaming at Mr. Cesar, blaming him for just standing by when he saw the kids drinking. THEN it would have been his responsibility to stop them. Mr. Cesar’s life and future would be ruined and the kid would still be dead. Hypocrits.
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