To think people should keep their opinions to themselves

(5 Posts)
Abbinob Wed 27-Jan-16 14:36:53

Walking back from town with DS who is 2, we'd walked back from nursery, through town, around a supermarket for ages and were just in out way back and he's walked very well most of the way.
He was stopping to play with those bars you get in the underpass and I was asking him to come on, and an old man glared at me, tutted and said "who's is charge here exactly? You or him"
Felt like saying, well it certainly isn't you so fuck off, but am far too much of a wimp.
I don't know why but his comment really upset me I felt like crying (maybe a bit due to PMS)
Why do people feel the need to be randomly rude, we weren't in his way of effecting him at all.

On a nicer note a much friebdlier man earlier on our walk home said DS was a lovely little boy, when we stopped to talk about what the builders were doing. So DS is obviously not some terror of a child!

Gobbolino6 Wed 27-Jan-16 14:41:43

Grrrr! I was walking with my baby and one of my 5 year olds once. The other five year old had gone on ahead to the end of the alley and was swinging on the bars.
An elderly woman was walking towards us and I asked the closest 5 year old to move a bit so she could pass. She snapped 'if you worried less about that and more about the road, maybe your older one wouldn't get run over'?!?! He was nowhere near the road. I was raging! Naturally I didn't say a word!

BertrandRussell Wed 27-Jan-16 14:46:19

"Old"
"Elderly"

But no age mentioned for the friendly man.

Abbinob Wed 27-Jan-16 14:57:53

And on a similar note the other day I was at a bustop and a woman was there with her toddler, who was having a tantrum (as they all do!) And the lady sitting next to me started loudly saying how awful the child was! Wtf

Abbinob Wed 27-Jan-16 14:58:52

The friendly man was old too, I did originally write old both times but then thought to delete it and meant to delete it from the first bit but forgot, sorry

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