When a mother hasn't slept in 10 weeks and her baby does nothing but scream, her judgement becomes somewhat impaired. Every time I spotted one of these safe havens, my husband would just shake his head and mutter, "don't even think about it."
I read in the paper last year that a number of mothers had taken to dropping their sassy teenagers off at these designated child abandonment locations.
Noting my devious smile as I read the article, Joe asked that I please stop reading the paper for child rearing ideas.
Of course, there's always the internet.