Tuesday, February 26, 2008

To my fellow shoppers

To my fellow shoppers at the grocery store today.

Yes, that was my youngest 22 month old daughter you heard screaming through out the aisles. Yes, it was me that did not pick her up out of the basket like she really wanted. Yes, I am mean enough to let her have a temper tantrum for at least fifteen to twenty minutes. You see, I was trying to finish my shopping as quickly as I could so that me and my three children could leave that store. I really couldn't carry her at the same time as trying to shop and push the cart. And no I really didn't feel like letting her walk, since I was in a bit of a hurry and a tad bit frustrated with her behaviour. So if my screaming child disturbed you while you were talking on the phone or otherwise just looking through your coupon book it really was just unfortunate for you. And to my fellow shopper who actually had the nerve to comment on my screaming daughter, you are truly lucky that I didn't grab your cane from you and tell my children you were a pinata. I'm sure that would have stopped the screaming immediately. (Well at least until they realized you weren't going to provide any candy) My daughter is almost two, but you were well over fifty and definitely know better so shame on you.

But unless you think I'm just a mean stressed out, hateful woman I would like to thank the other mom's that were out shopping at the same time as me. Your sweet encouraging smiles that showed me we have all been there at some point were appreciated and I thank you for that.

6 comments:

Beth said...

I never mind a screaming kid at a store. It always makes me glad it isn't mine and it always makes me feel for the mother who is probably tired and stressed out.

Don't let the grumpy old men with canes get you down! I think we've probably got them outnumbered anyway!

Kellan said...

A pinata - ACK!!!!! With no candy - ACK!!! Cute letter - sorry you had this "moment" with your little one - it happens!!! Have a good evening - Kellan

Heather said...

amen to that!!!

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

So sorry for the ugly comment. We have all been there, and we should remember that when someone else is dealing with it!

Don Mills Diva said...

We've all been there sister, we've all been there.

Kimbie said...

OMG Cindy I wish I could have been there to tell that person off. There are just some occasions where you really have no choice but to ride out the tantrum and finish your shopping. We've all been there sister! Personally, I love the pinata idea. LMAO!!