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The Twitterverse is all up in arms about Can Opener Dad, John Roderick — who’s Twitter account has since been taken down.
Apparently, John’s hungry nine-year-old daughter asked him to open a can of baked beans, and he saw it as a great opportunity to teach her a lesson — a SIX HOUR lesson — in using a can opener.
Now, I’m all for teaching kids life skills, and I know that everyone trains their kids up in different ways, but this dude let his daughter go hungry for 6 freaking hours whilst he chastised her for not knowing how to use a manual can opener.
I mean, how long would it have taken him to just show her how to pop the lid on the can open? Like 30 seconds?
John narrated, via Twitter, the events of this “lesson” as they went down. I am pretty sure he wanted a “high five” from the interwebs, but I just feel sorry for the daughter. Give her the dang beans, already.
The posting goes on — and on — and on. Meanwhile, the poor daughter has to fight to get her beans.
You can read the full exchange here:
The Twitterverse was having none of it. They felt bad for the daughter, and came to her defense.
I DO feel just a tad bit bad for John. He thought the world was going to sing his praises for the way he chose to “teach” his daughter to open a can. Instead, he ended up deleting his entire Twitter account.