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To be annoyed and gobsmacked at a little boy who pinched ds biscuit..?

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shhhh Sat 20-Jun-09 22:39:41

Stood in the life in shopping centre earlier today, in with 2 foreign women with 3 kids.

The woman next to me had x2 kids who were possibly around 6/7..

Well ds was sat in his pram, holding a biscuit. The lad firstly stood onto the pram apron of ds pram (ds feet were underneath) so as to climb up in the lift..shock.

I was totally shock and said "excuse me, what do you think you are doing".
To which the woman with him pulled him down...and I assume told him off.


He then in a flash pinched ds's biscuit out of his hand and ate half of it (believe me, I have never seen a child each a biscuit so quickly..shock) and then proceeded to give half back to ds and then take it back have a bit more and hand it back...shock.

I again said, "what are you doing" and at that stage the woman again saw, tutted and pulled the boy back. She tried to put the biscuit into ds hand and I told her to keep it, if the boy wanted it that much have it..and I didn't want ds to have a biscuit back that someone else had eaten shock.

The woman talked to her friend and then I could make out he saying "he's a good boy really" yeah right..hmm.

Not sure if he had some disability I wasn't aware of but Im shocked..totally.

Felt like telling her to teach her son manners..sad.

If the lad had learning difficulties then surely she should have some control..? she seemed oblivious to what he was doing...

Fillyjonk Sat 20-Jun-09 22:42:26


saturday night windup


shhhh Sat 20-Jun-09 22:43:04

no windup fillyjonk..hmm.

Im a regular..honestly..!

limonchik Sat 20-Jun-09 22:43:40

These foreigners, eh?

RumourOfAHurricane Sat 20-Jun-09 22:44:27

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Fillyjonk Sat 20-Jun-09 22:44:33


nice try, but you'll need to do a bit better than that

esp on saturday night.

shhhh Sat 20-Jun-09 22:45:15

Not got a problem with foreigners.. included in the post as I wasn't aware of what was being said iykiwm...

giraffesCantRunA10k Sat 20-Jun-09 22:45:38

shhhh has been a member for 5 years, highly doubt shes trolling

RumourOfAHurricane Sat 20-Jun-09 22:45:44

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Lotster Sat 20-Jun-09 22:46:16

"Biscuit Theft Shocker!"

Irritating, sure, but not threadworthy.

shhhh Sat 20-Jun-09 22:46:18

Ok...just not not what you expect when out shopping..!

Maybe next time im out for a meal I should sample the persons meal next to me wink.!

Goblinchild Sat 20-Jun-09 22:47:01

Maybe he's a child who believes that sharing is good. I've had children in the playground try and wrench toys away from other children on the grounds of ' S/he won't SHARE!'
Or he might have difficulty understanding social boundaries about mine/yours and where the divisions come.
Or he might be a spoiled brat who does thing because he just feels like it.
Or he was trying to wind someone up to get noticed.
Take your pick grin

limonchik Sat 20-Jun-09 22:47:09

I wouldn't have been gobsmacked tbh - the boy was a bit over-exuberant, the mum told him off.

GlastonburyGoddess Sat 20-Jun-09 22:47:13

think your being a bit precious tbh

shhhh Sat 20-Jun-09 22:47:39

"Not threadworthy" hmm. Ok so I will have a long think about what is threadworthy before posting. Geezzz..hmm.

Lots of threads about that imo are not threadworthy...each to their own.

Thanks for the comments smile

limonchik Sat 20-Jun-09 22:48:50

Is ds your only child?

shhhh Sat 20-Jun-09 22:49:31

lol goblinchild.grin.

Sorry, but I was gobsmacked. Maybe im OTT but its not what I expected...noone get concerned either if another child stood on your child..? no..?

Precious..hmm..quite like that glastonbury smile

shhhh Sat 20-Jun-09 22:51:03

Nope I have ds (2) and dd (4) and I would be equally shocked if someone did it to dd.

I have been brought up not to pinch and so have my dd has never taken anything off anyone...maybe they are one off's..hmm..who knows.

So, noone else shares my views. Hey

Goblinchild Sat 20-Jun-09 22:51:51

See, I knew you were a regular even though I'm not, because you've just spent time being nice to winno and helping her find things here.
Not threadworthy?
I've only been around a few days, but I've seen other weird, tedious and wonderful stuff that seemed a lot less postworthy. Didn't think MN had a grading system.

limonchik Sat 20-Jun-09 22:52:51

Sometimes kids do misbehave though - I'd have said something and expected the mum to tell him off. Which seems to have been what happened?

If you'd have said something and the kid had told you to fuck off and the mum had backed him up, then I'd have been gobsmacked!

Fillyjonk Sat 20-Jun-09 22:52:58

eh? a regular?

then am very shocked

mainly at business over foreigness. They spoke a language you didn't understand. Aside from anything else, that doesn't mean they are "foreign".

But anyway, she told the boy off, what is the problem?

You actually undermined her when she was trying to discipline him.

Sometimes kids don't do what their parents would like them to.

He took a biscuit from another child. That doesn't mean he's not a good kid.

I think you are making a mountain out of a molehill and I am very shock at the "foreign" comment.

MaggieBeau Sat 20-Jun-09 22:53:20

it was me. I'm foreign, I did it. suck it up!

shhhh Sat 20-Jun-09 22:54:02

Thanks goblinchild smile.
Yes, I am one of the nice ones on mn although maybe have different views to others BUT thats what makes mn isn't it..?

Friendlypizzaeater Sat 20-Jun-09 22:56:49

Hmm - if a 6 yr nicked a biscuit off my LO I'd presume they where starving and offer them another

OldLadyKnowsNothing Sat 20-Jun-09 22:58:18

"Foreign" could well be relevant, though - if the people had recently arrived from a country in which starvation is endemic, pehaps chldren learn to snatch food where they can, even from an infant, as a matter of survival. The mother may not have had time to teach her child that this is no longer necessary.

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