What Is It With Some People?

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    As you all may know, my littlest guy - Quinn - is two years old. Any parent knows that sometimes, toddlers just wake up on the wrong side of the crib, with the whole world on their shit list, and fully prepared to let everyone know about it . . . at the top of their lungs. Yesterday was that day for Quinn.

    Unfortunately, that didn't excuse me from still having to do errands and haul him along with me.

    Now personally, I just grit my teeth and thank God that Quinn is the happiest baby on Earth, and as such, only has bad-mood days once every three or four months. Every parent worth his/her salt knows that the only effective way to deal with a tantrum is to ignore it. If you give the kid attention - or worse, try to bribe them into cheering up - you're just rewarding the bad behavior and encouraging the child to believe that is the way to get what he wants.

    But Quinn was not NEARLY as annoying as the people around us. At what point did people decide that it's acceptable to walk up to a complete stranger and interfere with the way they deal with their children (barring obvious physical abuse or such)? I realize that it's a nuisance to have to listen to a hollering child in a grocery store, and believe me, I wouldn't have been there if we hadn't been in desperate need of milk. But you know what? It's a public place, full of other people, and other people are often annoying. Suck it up. Do whatcha gotta do and move on. Don't make things worse by deciding it's your job to try to quiet the kid, or by expecting me to encourage his behavior just for your short-term convenience.

    I seriously had to border on being rude to utter strangers who walked right up to my cart and started trying to shush Quinn or offer him candy or toys to be quiet. Are these people nuts? I don't know you from Adam, lady. Get the hell away from my kid before I call a cop.

    In this Ritalin-soaked world, have we really become so unable to understand and accept that it's natural for kids to just be pains in the ass sometimes?
     
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    I do the silly faces, peek a boo and asking the kid what song that is they are singing and making pouty faces like I am very saddened by the little ones sadness.

    sometimes they work and sometimes they dont.

    If they dont I move on quickly.

    Most parents get a kick out of it.
     
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    I will wave at the kid and such to try and distract them if nerby, such as in line behind them. If it works I feel I have helped the mother a bit if not ohh well and I would never try and touch or offer them candy, etc.

    Kids usually respond well to me since I am stuck in a chair/cart like they are.
    Or maybe I just have a funny face? I dunno.
     
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    Since it is YOUR kid I probably would have called the cops and had you arrested for disturbing the peace.
     
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    On a normal day, if he's just irritated because I took something away from him, that works on Quinn, too. During a full-blown tantrum, NOTHING works. You just have to let him yell it out. And paying attention to him just prolongs it.
     
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    You're an idiot (BIG surprise). There is no "disturbing the peace" about making noise in a public place, you jackass. He's a crying baby, not a street preacher with a megaphone.

    Way to prove once again that it's impossible to underestimate your intelligence.
     
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    A crying baby is worse than a preacher with a megaphone. When I run across that scenario in public I start building a cooking fire with a spit and tell the baby where it's going if it doesn't shut up.
     
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    Wow. Another jackass.

    Pick your panties out of your crack and suck it up, Princess. People are annoying. Either deal with it, or stay in your hermit cave and have your groceries delivered. The option you DON'T get is expecting the rest of the world to adjust itself to suit your delicate sensibilities.
     
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    Wow! Another anal moron who couldn't recognize a joke if it slapped her in the face. Unpucker your ass, the scenario I presented is so ludicrous only someone flying Canial Anal Airways would think I was serious.

    Though a crying baby is still more annoying than a preacher with a megaphone. :lol:
     
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    Way to prove once again you lack any sense of humor.
     

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