This morning after having gotten a tetanus shot because I had gotten bitten by a neighbor’s dog this past weekend I decided to stop at an outlet store and do a little shopping.
There were two little girls ages about 3 and 4 playing with toys on the floor at the end of an aisle blocking the aisle. So in order to get to the aisle you had to manuever around the two little girls.
And then the banshee like screaming starts. Five minutes later still screaming…..10 more minutes, still screaming………15 minutes, still screaming and no parental intervention.
At the 20 minute mark I could not take it any more. I walked out of the aisle and asked this woman to please attend to her child.
Before I continue let me describe this women, early 20’s Latina woman , with dyed blond hair, blue eyes, which I am guessing since the hair was fake most likely so were the eyes, on the chubby side wearing leggings and a tight t-shirt. Now that you have the picture in your mind, I shall continue.
She immediately got ghetto on me….I am talking hand on the hips, head swirling ghetto. She started calling me a bitch and a few other expletives. And told me that she knew what was wrong with her child. I believe my response was, “well in that case why don’t you control her. My mother had rules for public behavior when I was a child”.
She then said, “There’s the front door. Why don’t you leave the store. And I am not you”. My response was, “Obviously and I walked away”. I believe I muttered something like Jesus Christ under my breath at which point ghetto mom walked back to the aisle I was in, hand on hips and stared at me, as if that was going to make me leave the store.
I thought this woman was going to hit me and I almost wish she had because then I would have called the cops, she would have gotten arrested and child social services would have picked up her kids.
She eventually walked away…….she eventually said to her child, “stop whining”.
Why did it take a 20 minute tantrum and a total stranger asking this woman to deal with her child before she did anything?
My mother had rules and every time before we set foot out the front door she would remind us of the behavior that was expected of us in public places. Why do people think that it is ok for their child/brat to disturb the peace of others in public places?
My dog is not allowed in stores (exception Petco). My dog is not allowed in restaurants or to fly beside me on a plane. And yet my 60 lb dog is better behaved than most people’s kids.
I can guarantee you that my dog will not be disruptive inside a store, a restaurant or on an airplane.
Can you say the same of your kids? Granted not all dogs are well-behaved or trained either. That’s my next big pet peeve. Small yappy dogs, totally out of control on a 25 ft retractable leash charging and barking at my 60 lb dog. Are they nuts? Do they have some kind of death wish?
People control your dogs. I can not just pick up my 60 lb dog and hold it in my arms in the event of a problem. No, I had to train my dog. Please do the same with yours because the next time one of your yappy, rat dogs comes charging at my dog I will not tell her to sit and stay, quite the contrary I will tell her to go for it. Hmnn, maybe then you might train your unruly dogs.
So if you see some woman out in public telling a parent to control their child, it will probably be me.