A story from the Joan Crawford school of motivation:
An angry soccer mom who left her teenage daughter alongside an interstate was ticketed for neglect, Lincoln police said Tuesday. Police spokeswoman Katherine Finnell confirmed this account from police reports:
The 42-year-old Lincoln mom was miffed about her daughter’s poor play on Saturday.
On their drive home the girl flubbed the lines her mom had drilled into her on how to improve her game, so the mother slapped her daughter.
The girl told her mom to pull over. The mom did, near the downtown Lincoln exit off Interstate 80.
The mom yelled at the girl to get out. When she did, her mom drove off.
A teammate’s parent spotted the girl alongside the interstate, stopped to pick her up, then took her to their home and called police.
Clearly, the woman should have shown her daughter this: