I was appalled at the snide and insulting tone of the brief article on Tuesday's Register's front page about the man, Michael Pole, who had an accident because his foot was asleep. For your writer to take light of an accident is inexcusable.
For a responsible newspaper to place that silly graphic with the article is childish. Did it ever occur to anyone that the man may have some serious health problems, or that it was fortunate he ran into "posies" and not another person, or that neither he nor his passenger were seriously hurt?
No, you just chose to make fun of him, like the playground bullies do. The man with the "sleeping" foot is my husband's uncle.
As a nurse, I see that accident as a red flag for potential health issues. Perhaps the driver suffers from such serious things as peripheral vascular disease, or from severe complications of diabetes or kidney disease, or from a spinal disorder. Numbness, especially recurring numbness, in an extremity, is cause for concern, NOT RIDICULE, as you chose to do. As a member of the driver's extended family, I can assure you that your article was not well received at all, and it was a further source of embarrassment for my husband's uncle. Your stupidity and lack of good judgment really shines forth.
Mary T. Conley Riedy, RN, CNOR, BSN, MA