Saturday, 7 March 2009

It's Grumpy Time

Had a really grumpy week so far, out with my wife in a bar and was standing waiting to be served while the barman was busy, in walked another customer and was immediately served. Ranted and raved a bit then walked out and went to another bar which was in fact a better bar. A few days later had a few drinks with colleagues from work and standing at the bar again waiting to be served (different bar) and the barmaid was serving some young guys - no problem I don't mind waiting my turn. An older guy came up to the bar and stood just up from me and was served by a barman. This time I lost the plot as I could not walk out as everyone else was eating, so had a good old moan and received an apology from both the barman and the other customer - sometimes it is good to moan.

Also been grumpy at work, but this time I felt it was justified. What is it with some parents? If you tell me that you can't wash your 2 year old's face because "He wont let me" or your 3 year old does not like taking medicine so he will not take it I will not be the slightest bit impressed with you or your parenting skills or indeed your skills as a functioning adult. 2 and 3 year old's do NOT get an opinion, what they want does not enter in to any discussion I have with you. Don't get me wrong, I am quite happy to cajole a toddler and I am actually quite good with kids (honest) but I just wonder sometimes who the parent is and what is going to happen in few years time when these precious little darlings become teenagers and adults.

By the way Mr Racist b*st**d, if you are going to use racist terms at home remember that your kids will hear and copy you. When a child is playing in our Wendy house and tells another child "You can't come in as you are a N***etc." then we know where it has come from. If I had heard it I would have done something, I at least would have challenged you about it but unfortunately it was heard by a student who didn't tell anyone until you were gone.

5 comments:

grumpyoldwoman said...

I hate queue-jumpers. I was queueing patiently in a store and in front of me was a 'lady' and in front of her was a child of about 8 gleefully clutching her purchases and a £10 note - obviously waiting to pay. The lady at the till called 'next please' and the child hesitated - and the 'lady' pushed past her. What sort of lesson does that teach a child?

Mike said...

I am always amazed at how rude and impatient people are these days. See it in the ER all the time, as I'm sure you do. Seems to be everywhere - UK,US, a global problem.

danielle said...

Hear hear!!!!
I jsut had a 5 year old who acted worse than any toddler about taking an oral med....and one he had never even taken before! And did the parents help? Heck no, they jsut stood at the bedside smiling at child with clenchd teeth as they fought with each other....in my mind I smacked them all, starting with the father who could barely be pulled away from the TV ....

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