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Old 01-20-2012, 10:03 AM
 
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Maybe she teaches her son like the berenstein bears...you know....and THIS son..is what NOT to do!!
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:11 AM
 
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That would be my take. If the kid knew his mom was wrong, then that means she did something right at some point. Can't people have bad days without incurring the wrath of broad generalizations of their character?
Why project an attitude like that if you don't want that generalization made? The only think I know about you is what you show me so in reality what I see is the truth.

When I see a person blocking the aisle, I don't assume anything except that I'm sure he/she is more busy and distracted than me and I choose to be patient and not judge her or him. But I heard them tell their kid that? I'm sorry but they are a complete jerk in my mind then.

99.9% of people would move their cart. This woman is a royal you know what.
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Old 01-20-2012, 11:41 AM
 
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This poor kid will be in therapy 10 yrs from now saying, "I knew my mother was a nut when....."

I'm not buying the bad day excuse.
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I would have said to the kid, "thanks honey. Excuse me please."
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Old 01-21-2012, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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I ran to the market on my lunch break to grab some oranges and I was walking down 1 aisle and a young lady was blocking the entire aisle with her cart, as I approached and got closer to her, her son notified her that I was behind them.

"He said mommy someone is coming"

The "mother" looked back at me a said "so what".....as in "so what if he's behind us" and of course, she said it with attitude.

What I did notice was her son's reaction to her response. He looked at her and than looked at me in a way in which he KNEW she was being rude and her response was inappropriate. He had to be about 7 or 8 years old.

This is a great example of bad parenting and NOT leading by example.
You are a kind man, Ron.

I'd have rammed her booty with my grocery store cart and then said, "Ma'am, I'm so sorry, I'm having a bad day"
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Old 01-21-2012, 03:21 PM
 
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I would have said to the kid, "thanks honey. Excuse me please."
I agree! I don't care if the mom was having a bad day. That doesn't give her the right to be rude. We all have good/bad days. It's life, deal w/ it but don't take it out on someone else.
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Old 01-21-2012, 03:30 PM
 
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Just say "BEEP! Coming through!" Then smile at the kid and the mom like you're being silly.
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Old 01-21-2012, 04:05 PM
 
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Ron, next time, give her the Clive Owen solution

There's absolutely no excuse for misbehaving moms


Shoot Em Up funny scene - YouTube
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Old 01-22-2012, 05:13 AM
 
Location: TX
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I agree, she kinda EARNED the label of "bad parent". Of course, that's not exactly what Ron said. Even good parents can engage in bad parenting, and parents in general need to not be offended when another parent says they're doing something wrong. You should always hear them out. If the other parent is right, you should own up to it, learn from it, and correct yourself from there on for the sake of your child! If you can't do this, then I'm afraid you ARE a bad parent.
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Old 01-22-2012, 07:26 AM
 
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Just say "BEEP! Coming through!" Then smile at the kid and the mom like you're being silly.
LOL, that would never work for me. I'm 6'2 and 240, I wouldn't want to scare the little kid. I would just whip a U turn and go around.
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