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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Why do people find it necessary to be rude??

Is it me, or are people (in general) just getting more rude? Whatever happened to "thinking before you speak"? AND, why must strangers just randomly talk to you, giving you their opinions? Do they *think* you'd want to hear whatever garbage their spewing???

This morning I had to run to the store before I dropped the kids at daycare. It was a snow day for my older boys, and we had no food in the house. I decided to run to the local store with Sophie & Peyton, which is something I never do. Sophie is fine in the snow -- she just walks with me and I usually let her pick out something small. Peyton, however, is a different story. He's a wild man in the store. He runs, he screams, he pulls things off the shelf. It's a nightmare. BUT, today I had no choice.

So I was in the store, running around and chasing him, and the floor was wet because, well, it was snowing heavily out.. So I was worried about him falling, but he could care less. I had to stop him from overturning a whole display of 2 liter bottles of Coke. *Sigh*

I get up to the counter, and an older man looks at me, looks at Peyton, shakes his head, and says "You REALLY need to get that kid a leash". WTF??! Yes, he said a LEASH. Like a dog. Those who know me know that I'm very anti-leash. I think they're horrible ideas.

So I turn to the guy and said "He doesn't need a leash, he's 2 1/2". His response? "Well, you need to do something. What's wrong with that kid? Is he retarded or something?".

OH NO HE DIDN'T. He did NOT just call my kid retarded! I mean, who does that? I was NOT about to get into my son's health issues and the fact that he has SPD and does not do well in public... Keep in mind, this was about 7 a.m, I was stressed already, and did not feel like getting in a fight with this a-hole. I kindly told him that he's not retarded, I didn't appreciate his comments, and walked out of the store.

Of course, he followed me out and then tried telling me about some kind of bill that's going to be passed in Senate that is going to fine drivers $75 for not scraping the snow off the top of their cars!! I dont know if he told me that simply b/c the top of my car was still covered in snow, or if he was serious. At that point, I didn't care.

I just don't get people sometimes!!!! Keep your opinions to yourself!


Bloggymommy said...

OMG! WTF? Seriously?! I can't believe ANYONE would be so rude! That was completely uncalled for...COMPLETELY!!! What if he was mentally handicapped? What would he have said then? What an a-hole! You should've said, "No,he's not but I'm begining to think that there is something wrong with you for being so rude to a complete stranger you jerk!" sigh...some people! Sorry your morning was bad! ((hugs))

Cat@3KidsandUs said...

OMG, that is insane. I probably would have decked the guy, I don't know how you maintained composure through that one.

Gina said...

It's ignorant people like him who can't keep their mouths shut. I bet he never had kids! LOL I'm sorry Michelle!! Although, I was very anti-leash until Jaden became Jaden, you and I need to talk a little more!

Minxy Mimi said...

Really??? He said ALL that??? WOW, so rude and uncalled for. I am sorry. I strive to be kind, I wish others would too.