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Friday, April 19, 2019

Why We Can't Yell at Other People's Kids

I hear you saying, "Sure we can." I see you shake your head as if to say, Of course we can, you nitwit. No, you can't. You can't yell at other people's kids  because if you do, someone is going to bite your pretty little head off. Now ask me why.

The truth of the matter is, we people, masters of the universe, the smartest creatures between Venus and Pluto, Hillary and Donald, are slowly becoming a bunch of hypersensitive sons of bitches. If you think that's sexist or just plain rude, I rest my case, not caring to explain that a bitch is a dog and that sons aren't daughters. "Oh I'm so offended!" How did we become so whiny, pouting our soy protein-infused lipglossed lips every time someone says something that offends us? (You may have noticed me using the words we and our. That's because I'm trying hard not to offend you.) Oh screw that. I mean people in general. That may include you and the Pope.

Everybody's so offended.

So when you're unloading your grocery cart full of Stouffer's frozen dinners onto the conveyor belt, and this four-year-old spoiled brat is throwing a tantrum because he feels entitled to a life time supply of Starburst, don't yell at the little moron or give Mama Bear and Papa Bear a look that doesn't require a bright interpreter. They'll explode like a teen having sex for the first time. It's quite the spectacle. On second thought, maybe you should — especially when the kid from hell, who was scratching his butt a minute ago (waiting for his parents to take a picture), is now touching your frozen dinners. Go nuts on him when his parents don't remind him who's in charge, and see what happens.

That's when they leap into action. That's when you realize they were paying attention all along but probably thought everyone else found their kid's misbehavior cute and adorable. THEY did, so how come YOU did NOT? What's wrong with you? Are you even human? How dare you tell me my kid's imperfect? How dare you criticize my impeccable parenting style?!

People who put their kids on a pedestal believing they're the second coming or the next best thing to beer will not appreciate your comments. Some will even punch you in the nose. That's what parents do who take 10,000 pics a day of their princes and princesses. That's what happens when you're so full of yourself it doesn't strike you as remotely possible that either you or your kid needs a bit of guidance. That's what happens when Me-Me-Me creates a Mini-Me and everybody else keeps walking on eggshells in a world where political correctness has gone overboard and Social Justice Warriors make your life a living hell if your view differs from theirs.

Don't be scared to offend people.

Happy Easter!

Blue


34 comments:

  1. I've had a word or two with rotten children. The funny thing is that their parents were nowhere to be seen. My own kids always lived in fear that I would say something to every kid that acted up around me. Lucky for them, I usually just gave a 'look.'

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    1. I know that look. It's a good look. Too many folks these days just want to be friends with their kids. They need... their approval. What's wrong with that picture?

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  2. Happy Easter!

    I have been the recipient of a child that had tantrums a lot in stores, I think K-Mart personally put something in the vents that made kids have tantrums so I try to forgive tantrums since they can be simulated by so many things going around them that they might just not be able to process.

    I do not like kids who question my authority. If I say "no" its a "no" and it doesn't warrant an explanation of why I said "no." When we had our corgi, everyone wanted to pet him. In his older days when he was partially blind or blind, I just didn't think it was fair for him to be approached by "strangers" to pet him. I appreciated those kids who would ask if they could pet him. I didn't appreciate the kid who when I said "no you can't pet him" he had the gall to say "why not." In which case I said "because I don't want you to." I dare it if his parent had questioned me but the parent, alas, wasn't around. It was probably a good thing.

    Take care of yourself Blue!

    betty

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    1. Kids who are in charge... How did that happen? Parents who flip when you when you point out their kid misbehaving... How did that happen?

      Yes, that was probably a good thing, betty.

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  3. Mostly I support political correctness. I don't see any need to get my fun demeaning others. Equally I have come across some children who have made my fingers itch. So far I have resisted. Which is probably a good thing for everyone.
    Is it a particular child/event which has fired you up, or just the overwhelmingness (and if that isn't a world it should be) of the self obsessed and self entitled.

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    1. Overwhelmingness is a word as of now. Have you noticed have many people feel entitled?

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  4. I yell, but I don't limit it to children.

    Love,
    Janie

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  5. You said it so well. People don't control their kids and get mad when someone has the gall to do it for them.

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  6. Everyone gets offended over the smallest things. Everyone has to have a safe space and don't assume anything about anyone. I'm so sick of it. I'm not a good fighter anymore and my health isn't great so I don't say much to anyone especially around where I live. I had kids in my courtyard that would stand in front of my door and bark at my dog. I asked their parents to keep them away and they didn't. So instead of yelling at the kids which would have done no good anyway, I just started taking pictures and video of the kids and posted it all over the internet. Don't want your kids faces posted all over social media...keep them away from my door. They did finally get the message when they saw me taking pictures. I don't even care.

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    1. I'm sorry to hear that, Mary. Frigging moronic neighbors everywhere. I think you did the right thing.

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  7. I hate kids almost as much as I hate their parents :) Outlaw them both, I say!
    PS I teacher has been fired here last week for slapping a lil' biach who threw a screaming tantrum when she got a bad mark for not studying for a test. Ban kids, I say, ban them!

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  8. I'm all for banning crap using PC that is truly offensive to all, but they took that and just went super far. They call eye rolling micro aggressions now. Pathetic as hell. If I offend you, tough shit is all I say. As in the end the only one that can offend you is you. You can decide if you let it bother you or not. The moment people realize that 99.9% of what the world thinks of you doesn't matter, the better off they'll be. And as for brats, pfffft. When I say no, it is no. No 1,2,3 or some other crap. No explanation. I'm in charge, so they get with the program or sit in the corner.

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    1. I've seen parents thank their 4-year-olds for listening. WTF is that all about?

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  9. "You know what I'm glad we don't have? Young kids!" I usually say this very loudly to my husband when a little "angel" is grating my nerves. Usually gets the parents to correct the behavior (dirty looks thrown in though). I'm to the point in my life that I am not a fan of kids under the age of 10, and have actually stopped making plans with my friends who have them because there's only so much "cuteness" I can put up with before I want to punt kick their kids across the room.

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    1. Yeah, little "angels," all right. You tell 'em, Theresa. Good to hear I'm not imagining this stuff, though.

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  10. Fortunately, I haven't had to deal with screaming children very often but very quickly run the opposite way when I hear any wailing

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  11. How was your Easter Blue? Have you been around some unruly kids? Kids need ground rules and they need to be taught manners or they grow up thinking the world is their oyster and then reality sets in... everyone doesn't get the coveted pearl in life.

    Does that make sense?
    just my opinion...

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    1. Can't say I remember Easter. I may have been asleep. You know I'm not kidding. As for unruly kids, there are so many of them in my neck of the woods I sometimes feel the urge to teach their parents... a lesson. What kind of lesson I hear you say. You don't want to know ha ha. The world is their oyster... Why does that remind me of Dead Poets Society?

      You always make sense, True.
      How was your Easter?

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  12. I think political correctness is overdone, although I think ignoring almost everything potentially offensive just to be contrary makes one rather insensitive. As far as disciplining others' children, I give the parents their chance at bat, and then I will say something to the little brat. Especially in the library. And if the parents take umbrage... well, I'm approaching the age now where they don't give me too much shit.

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    1. The operative word is overdone. I don't know what is happening to this world. Everybody is so easily offended. "I'm offended!" Yes, and? Do you need a Tylenol? Princes and princesses is what that is. "I'm offended!" Give me a break. Grow a friggin' backbone.

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    2. Especially where comedians are concerned. They're supposed to be provocative, somewhat offensive, and controversial. In their acts, anyway.

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  13. I admit when my kids were young, I wouldn't have been happy if someone yelled at them--still wouldn't, heh--but I did expect them to behave and to be courteous to others. Thank goodness that was never an issue.

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  14. We need to teach everyone about this topic!

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