Thursday, July 10, 2008

holding back

To the woman in the grocery store line-up who stuck her face in front of Swee'pea's and said, "Mama could understand you better if you took that [soother] out of your mouth":

I can understand him just fine thank you. Please don't stick your face in my child's again.

To the old lady at the market who said to Swee'pea, "Take that thing out of your mouth!":

Last time I checked you weren't my grandmother (or Swee'pea's). Mind your own business.

Yours in barely suppressed anger,


flutter said...

Um, not to sully your comment section with vulgarity or anything, but

fuck that old bat.

Janet said...

i think flutter said it best, don't you?

thordora said...

I have a personal hatred for the bloody things, but if I had been standing behind you a few choice items from my cart would have flown out and smacked these fuckwits in the head.

WHY do people feel it's their business?!?!?!?!? And what is it with other women?!?!?!?! GRAH.

Sorry. Just back from the mall with a surly little bleep of a 5 year old after getting "the look" a LOT. Not in the mood for others.

Mimi said...

Wow. I woulda been MAAAADDDD. Dude, that ain't none of your business! Nothing to make a kid hold ever tighter to his security object than strangers trying to yank it out of his face, right?

Mad said...

"...and I think my son would be able to understand you a lot better without my fist down your throat."

Bon said...

i hate, i hate that passive aggressive self-righteous crap.

but Mad made me laugh and feel much better. :)

nomotherearth said...

People are asses, that's all there is to it. Have I mentioned yet that people have reached into the stroller and pulled the Boy's thumb out of his mouth??

Anonymous said...

What is UP with some people anyway? They all need to get a freaking life..Yours in rarely suppressed fury

Kyla said...

KayTar has her bottle still. She's 3 and a half. I've only had one comment, but plenty of looks. The first comment took me off guard, but now, I know my reply. "Oh yeah, she has a feeding disorder and it is this or the feeding tube, so we're glad she's still taking it." SMILE!

That should do it.

b*babbler said...

Yup - Mad and Flutter said it best.

Seriously, WTF is the matter with people? I have a whole post brewing about people's comments on Peanut's red hair.


Jennifer (ponderosa) said...

My son had a soother until he was 4 and he's perfectly well-adjusted, thankyouverymuch.

When I lived in the Baltics & Russia, old women berated me for all kinds of things. Young lady, your coat isn't properly buttoned. Young lady, you have a string loose on your skirt. Young lady, don't sit that way. Young lady... When I talked to people about it, they laughed and shrugged. It was one of the things that made me realize I could never live there for long -- that community-mindedness that manifests as nosiness!

Magpie said...

what is wrong with people? why can't they keep their business to themselves?

ewe are here said...

Oh dear...not good.

crazymumma said...

no no. not mind your business.
it should be mind your own fucking business.

Lisa b said...

um yeah to what everyone else said
but I do like Kyla's idea and she is much nicer than I am usually. I don't hold back with nitwits in public.

Hannah said...

I had Isaac with me at the grocery store one day about six months ago and we were buying diapers. The blue haired old biddy at the cash register (lot of retirees work on Sundays here, for some reason) checked them through, then looked at him and said "why does a big boy like you need diapers?"

I shot right back "why does a grown woman like you need them?"

Not mature. Not at all. Baaaaad modelling. But it felt so good. And I think I scored a point, because she turned beet red.

Karen said...

ugh, I have been there - several times - it never takes me to a pretty place. My husband it plotting to get me a t-shirt that reads
(on front) I'm really very nice
(on back), so please don't fuck with me.