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I took Jess into town today and she was having a screaming fit in the buggy, nothing new there as she hates it :roll: . I was quite happily ignoring her, as were all the other shoppers until this old man walked passed saying "bloody hell, talk about a noise" and gave us both a dirty look :-( . No I'm not one for confrontation, but I really saw red and said "Yes I know she's crying, but she's a baby, what do you want me to do, tape her mouth shut" and walked off :-(
I know hearing a child screaming can be a pain but ffs she's a child.
ISo much is given out about "the youth of today" but sometimes it's the older folk who need to check their consciences at the door.
I've told the story before but Paige was just 11 days old when I had a similar argument in Boots. She was screaming her head off and my mum took her out of the shop. This old woman turned to her husband and said 'it's no wonder that baby is crying, look at all the layers that mother has put on her' and I saw red. I turned round, in the queue in front of the embarrassed cashier and said 'she's MY baby and she's fine thank you very much' - she tried to backtrack and say she didn't mean my baby but I said 'I know exactly who you were talking about' and carried on with my shopping. I was really shocked that someone could be so vocal about my child in front of me - of course I was a naive first time mum and had no idea exactly how often this would happen. :laff:
Take care hon and don't listen to grumpy old men or women - you're doing a fine job!
Hmmmm. You could have told him to turn his hearing aid down. Or something along the lines of "just be glad you don't have to listen to it all day long like me."
Seriously though don't rise to it, they feel the need to share their thoughts.
Doesn't mean you have to share yours back.
It shows them up more for their interference hopefully.
Good for you Lois, can't believe she said that!
Madasatwig, normally I wouldn't stand up to anyone, but I can't abide rudeness.
I actually saw him again later, stil rooted to the same spot, glaring at everyone looking like he'd swallowed a lemon :roll:
Well hope he's learnt not to mess with the Damsel brigade eh? :laff: :ellie:
AA I would have done exactly the same so well done you. Old people annoy the hell out of me :oops: they can be so bloody rude, the amount of times I have held doors open for old people and never once have they said thank you.
When I was 9 months pregnant I was in Marks and Spencers with both my hands full of shopping and some old bag went out the door in front of me and proceeded to drop it right in my face :shock: If I hadnt have been 9 months pregnant I would have chased after her and lamped her one.
:clap: :clap: :clap: Good for you a-a (and Lois!!) Old people think they have earned the right to be rude about everyone and everything, its makes me :hissyfit:
Good for you AA, I too get annoyed by people thinking they have a right to pass comment without reprise. I would have done excatly what you did AA and Lois I too have been in a very similar situation and dealt with it in the same manner as you.
LIke you say AA, the older generation are so quick to have a go about the way the younger generation are but I often think that they too can be rude, ignorant and sometimes downright aggresive. Just because they are old however people are expected to accept it.
Thanks everyone. :)
Jo, funnily enough I was in M & S when it happened :roll:
It must be old people in genceral.
When we were coming back from India, it was 4am and we were going through 1 security check after another, Ellis was in his buggy, stressed out and tired and screaming, well the old bid in front of me was just looking at Ellis and giving him dirty looks.
For gods sake, he is a toddler, who is tired.
Lucky I was tired otherwise I would have said something.
"Yes I know she's crying, but she's a baby, what do you want me to do, tape her mouth shut" and walked off
Excellent comeback a_a :clap: I haven't had to face anything like that yet but hope I'd have the balls to come back with a witty/sarcastic remark. The trouble with me is I always think of a great comeback about half an hour after the event :roll: :doh:
Alfie is another hater of the buggy and will sit and scream for ages, i too get looks.. It does my head in like you say what are you meant to do :roll:
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