“He had two thoughts going through his head all the time,” she said. “Toby’s always told him that ‘If you get lost, stay on the trail.’ So he stayed on the trail. We’ve also told him don’t talk to strangers … when an ATV or horse came by he got off the trail … when they left, he got back on the trail.”
So, you’re lost in the woods, hungry, cold, thirsty . . . and you hide from your rescuers. What an idiot!
[sub]OK, now I read the next part, where the mom says, “His biggest fear, he told me, was someone would steal him.” I guess growing up in Utah during the Elizabeth Smart debacle could mess with a kid’s mind. But that lessens his idiocy, and would decrease the pitworthiness of an already shaky pit thread, so I’m pretending not to have seen that part. Although I suppose I could pit the fear culture that we’re living in today, but that might turn into a debate, so, I’m sticking with the “what an idiot!” pit thread[/sub]