and that brings me to the episode where I was working at the children's petting zoo.
"I got bit by one of the goats," says a small child while the zoo attendant puts a bandaid on the 'owie'.
"Well, don't put your fingers in the goat's mouth!!" answered the zoo attendant. (NOTICE that zoo attendant immediately transfered guilt to the small child.)
First, we all hope little child was up to date on tetanus vaccines. Second, we hope mommy is smart enough to wash with antiseptic soap and put on neosporin or some other antibiotic ointment. Third we hope that mommy is smart enough to contact upper echelon zoo officials same day...and if zoo officials don't answer the phone, then to call the City, County or the Police. Four, we hope mommy is smart enough to take little child to the doctor, hospital or 'quickie' clinic right away and have the injury put on record.
Five, hopefully, the health department will make record of the event so if the absolute worst happens, the little child will have access to medical assistance and rabies shots.
Now, I just got bit. Or my kid just got bit. Or my neighbor's kid just got bit, or my niece or nephew just got bit or someone I know just got bit.
What should I do?