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to see red in Tesco's

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superflybaby Mon 07-Jul-08 11:03:31

For some dumb reason me & DP took DD to Tesco's yesterday, I normally do Tesco shop on own, but we had loads of time & wanted to spend whole day together for a change.

To cut to the chase, DD threw a tantrum, not all that bad but was crying. DP was holding her and this guy goes 'will you shut that fucking baby up!' shock

The guy ran, DP put DD back in trolley and went after him, but couldn't find him. Wish he had as I wanted to give him a piece of friendly advice, to put it nicely!

Can't believe how rude some people are. Incredible.

themoon66 Mon 07-Jul-08 11:08:02

Perhaps he had a hell of a hangover.

lazarou Mon 07-Jul-08 11:10:50

I bet he goes back to his mates now 'yeah, i did that thing again when i shout abuse at someone then run away hur hur hur'

superflybaby Mon 07-Jul-08 11:22:33

well if he did have a hangover he really shouldn't hang around the nappy isle in Tesco's! I know that is the last place I would be.

nametaken Mon 07-Jul-08 11:38:16

oh that is so unbelievably funny. I bet he does it all the time - one day, someone will catch up with him and then it will be even more funny grin

Saymyname Mon 07-Jul-08 12:27:27

What a loser.

What was your Dp going to do when he caught him though?

milknosugar Mon 07-Jul-08 12:33:47

why did your dp chase him? thats either ridiculously childish or needlessly aggressive.

he prob shouldnt have said anything, but i hate crying babies in supermarkets, those of us who have managed to escape the kids dont want to hear it. if you are on your own and cant do anything about it its different, but he could have taken her out. i ran all the way round a supermarket once, missed half of what i wanted - purely because there was a baby crying and all my hormones were screaming at me to sort it out. it wasnt mine, but it may as well have been all the stress i felt

so yanbu to see red, but your dp is unreasonable to chase him and yes the guy was rude but with good reason.

i think thats one of the most waffly, inconclusive posts i have ever managed grin

VictorianSqualor Mon 07-Jul-08 12:41:01

YANBU to be pissed off at the remark but what on earth was your DP playing at?

Goober Mon 07-Jul-08 12:44:07

What a 'big man'

I'd have ripped him up for arse-paper.

mankymummy Mon 07-Jul-08 12:46:31

um... in defence of the DP.

someone from the next door but one shouted out the window for me to shut my f*ing car alarm up once. it only went off for about 5 seconds, it was 11am and they have really noisy parties til all hours.

i knocked and knocked on their door screeching... "who said that? who said that? come out here you little madam". blush

thank god no-one came out.

OPs DP was justifiably furious i would think...

ScottishMummy Mon 07-Jul-08 12:48:28

Yes man rude but your DP aggressive and impulsive to chase him

you all sound as daft as each other. acaveman grunting at baby andyour DP having a berky and chasing him

what was he going to do?

itati Mon 07-Jul-08 12:48:50

The swearing was out of order but in the current climate we live in I wouldn't have gone after him.

Kewcumber Mon 07-Jul-08 12:50:37

I understand you being annoyed but why did you pay it any attention? Random people say all sorts of stupid things, you just need to feel cross about it and tehn let it go. You will not make rude people less rude by confronting them IME.

lucyellensmum Mon 07-Jul-08 12:51:00

If that had been my DP he would probably be in prison by now, or i would - there have been times when the screaming babes in tesco are almost enough to send me over the edge (especially when its mine!) but i would never dream of saying anything

ScottishMummy Mon 07-Jul-08 12:53:18

try a bit of anger management.deep breath, ignore the stimulus. focus. remain calm

superflybaby Mon 07-Jul-08 13:34:33

Ok then, my mistake. It's obviously perfectly acceptable to say 'shut that fucking baby up' to someone and infront of a 2 yo and not expect an apology.


Why should people like that go along in life thinking their behaviour is acceptable? people need to be told!!!

Kewcumber Mon 07-Jul-08 13:38:39

no-one has said its acceptable.

Iklboo Mon 07-Jul-08 13:39:53

He may have had mental health issues.
Also he's not going to shout abuse and then apologise for it is he?
He was incredibly rude but your DP shouldn't have gone after him - anything could have happened

Goober Mon 07-Jul-08 13:41:01

I'm with you.
I would have kicked off my shoes and legged it after him.
What a wanker!(And clearlly a childless wanker at that!)

Kewcumber Mon 07-Jul-08 13:41:07

I'm just bemused that you think an adult who does that sort of thing is likely to apologise.

ReverseThePolarity Mon 07-Jul-08 13:41:27

YANBU. What a tosser to say that to your dp. Bit silly of your dp to run after him though; could've ended up nastily.

You might find this useful for next time though!

I do hate the way though in this country as soon as we hear a crying baby we get all angry and nasty because want people to stop that noise. The nasty looks you get if your lo is crying! In some other countries, the sound of a crying baby is enough to make people run over and try to soothe the baby for you!

And you know, supermarkets are not baby free zones. If you want to "escape the kids" why not go to a pub where kids aren't allowed (there are plenty)? If you go to a supermarket, expect crying children! It's the nasty looks that get kids smacked in parents, because others want to "see parents doing something".

lazarou Mon 07-Jul-08 13:42:15

"You will not make rude people less rude by confronting them IME."

Exactly, it's a waste of energy

ReverseThePolarity Mon 07-Jul-08 13:42:30

"in parents"?


"in supermarkets"

onepieceoflollipop Mon 07-Jul-08 13:43:04

Of course what that man dead was incredibly rude and provocative.

However these sort of people quite possibly won't change by someone going up to them and addressing it, regardless of the approach used.

I am not sure if you have responded to people enquiring what your dp intended to do had he caught up with this man? This would have in all likelihood ended up in a physical fight, or at the very least the man making further abusive remarks/comments.

"people need to be told" - perhaps, but I am not convinced that it makes a lot of difference, not in this scenario anyway. The man was unlikely to make a grovelling apology (even though he owed you one).

flubdub Mon 07-Jul-08 13:43:39

Christ, id be bloody furious! And upset! I dont know what my dp would have done, but he wouldnt have just shrugged it off!
It was rude, hurtful, unnessesary, and WITHOUT good reason!yanbu

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