Wednesday, December 10, 2008

This actually came out of a MOTHERS mouth....

I stopped at a store tonight on my way home from work (and no it was not Walmart). I had an assortment of things. Some diapers, a Sneaky Santa gift, toilet paper, milk, and toothpaste. 

The 2 women behind the counter were talking as I walked up. I don't know what they were talking about originally, but this is what ensued. 

Lady #1 (the one at the register I am at): You must have kids, how old are they?"

Me: I have 2, one is 2 years old and the other is almost 3 1/2 years old"

Lady #2 "Ohh that is nice my 21 year old daughter is coming in town for Christmas, she is going to get to meet her 4 month old sister for the first time"

Lady #1 "Ohh my mom had me for 9 years before I had a sister, and she taught me that my toys were mine and I didn't have to share them with my sister."

Me: ohhh

Lady #1 "people keep telling me that I need to teach my daughter to share. I tell them I am not telling her she has to share I bought those toys for her, I didn't buy them for anyone else. I am not supporting the kid down the street, if I wanted them to play with a toy I would have bought them one"

Me: at this point I am silent....don't know why Lady #1 is saying this.....her child is going to be one of "those kids" where ever it goes!

Lady #1 continues....."I am not trying to buy toys for anyone but my child. Those are her toys she doesn't have to share them with anyone. I don't buy my girl toys so the kid down the street can play with them. I am not spending my money on toys so they can play with them. That is just stupid. People who tell their kids they have to share are just stupid."

At this point I grabbed my bag and began to walk out. As I walked out she was talking about the checkers at a local grocery store....."those people are rude, I only go grocery shopping once a month so that I don't have to deal with them. They are just rude"

I respond with "and not nearly as conversational" a partly sarcastic comment, partly just trying to leave the conversation comment. 

I heard Lady #1 saying very loudly as I hurried to exit the store "...that's right, they never have anything nice to say, I look at them like hurry up or I might hit you in the head with this...." 
That is when I escaped.  I didn't need to hear anymore of Lady #1's rants.

CLEARLY Lady #1 is CRAZY. 
Lady #1's child is in for a sad wake up call when she goes to school, or anywhere that is not her house. 

Can you believe that there are parents out there like this???????
Can you believe that these people live anywhere near me.  CRAZY lady #1, and Lady #2 who has a 21 year old daughter coming in town to meet her 4 month old sister.

6 people showing some love:

Nichole said...

I've never heard of a parent teaching their kids not to share. That is ridiculous. Can we say spoiled only child alert all the way into adulthood? Sheesh.

CynthiaK said...

Yep, pretty messed up. Not sure what to make of a parent deciding not to teach the concept of sharing. Seriously, you made that up, right?!

Thanks for visiting Crumbs last week. I'm only now just getting round to visiting some SITSas after the holiday post day!

Momisodes said...

Oy. That is just sad.

Her kid is going to live a sad, lonely life if they never learn to share.

Honey Mommy said...

The 21 year old with a four month old sister is crazy! How weird would that be.

I can't believe how selfish Lady #1 was. Obviously her daughter will be the same!

Julia said...

It is sad sad sad that there are people out there like that. No wonder our economy and society has changed so much. With people like that our country is doomed to fail. From the beginning we have always taught sharing. I think I could not have held my mouth and got bashed...

bejewell said...

And THAT is how a simple trip to the grocery store can suddenly turn into a lifetime lesson in the ways of the human condition.