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I write this with quite a bit of shock. Today I went to the supermarket with my 3 year old. He has been sick with a rotten virus for weeks and we pretty much been housebound. I had run out of a few essentials and decided to go for a quick walk ( hoping he would fall asleep in the pram… he of course did not) At the check out Mr 3 year old had a massive melt down, tears, wails the works. The lady behind me tutted and and sighed I could not help but turn around. She then said to me. ” looks like you probably should have stayed home, or at least taken he poor kid out of his pyjamas. She then continued to tell me that I and most mums these days do not know how to control our children. I understandably was shocked and upset by her comments. I was however not going to give her the satisfaction of letting her know. When she had finished her rant I simply told her to have a nice day and that I hoped she was able to resolve whatever it was that was making her so unhappy that she felt the need to so openly judge others. What makes some one think that they have the right to not only judge you but tell you so, when clearly all you need is a smile, or a hug…. or a glass of wine!!!


Posted by chrissyt, 24th October 2014


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  • Wow how rude was she, well done you for handling it so very well

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  • Wow people can be so rude! I love the way you handled it!

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  • wow it is amazing how people don’t think that what they are saying is rude

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  • I’ve had this when my boys were younger buy unfortunately did not have the same reaction. As a non driver I was relying on various family members to drive and always at there convenience as there doing me favour as my husband was seriously unwell and couldn’t drive. I was having a bad day –I was sick with the flu and had a migraine for 3 days and I just went off at her BUT by the time I was served I had. Calmed down and apologised to the lady and explained unless you know what someone is going through you should give people the benefit of the doubt

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  • Well done for not biting her head off (which i think i would of done) sometimes not biting back is better than.
    Hope your day got better after that and your son is now feeling better

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  • Oh my how rude, i always sympathize with people i see with children doing this as i know all too well how it feels a bit of support or a few kind words go a long way when we are having a hard time with our kids it always has to happen in public places when they have their melt downs! You did well if someone spoke to me like that i would not be able to keep my cool !

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  • Well done for saying what you did. I probably would have been speechless! Don’t let it get you down. People are so judgmental and they really need to take a look at their own lives first before casting judgement on others. Chin up and keep on doing what you’re doing!

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  • Well done for being so calm about it what a biatch , she is lucky you didn’t go off at her, as many would have

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  • Not certain if I would have been as calm but I can say you handled it beautifully…well done.
    Do hope your little man is feeling much better, sending that hug and smile you deserve your way. xx :-)

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  • You handled that so well.

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  • There are people like this everywhere. I bet most mums with kids around that age would have been more sympathetic!

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  • Wow. Im not sure i would have been as calm as you so well done haha.
    How rude. Some people really think that their opinions need to be heard or just like the sound of their own voice.
    Grumpy woman!

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  • I went through the same thing the other day some people are so rude but as always we graciously brush it off

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