Intolerant People Awards…

July 31st, 2009 11:23pm

I would like to take a moment to celebrate and recognize the insensitive and offensive people that roam freely around us throughout the day, unfortunately not unnoticed…

3rd place goes to the obnoxious lady at the PetsMart today who had the audacity to give me a dirty look as she raced me to the register with her 45 items, arriving a split second after me as I quickly checked out with my one bag of dog food and 4 little kids in tow…

2nd place goes to the idiot who attended a children’s animated feature at 11:00am and seemed annoyed and surprised that there were so many children interrupting what was aparently supposed to be his personal, undisturbed viewing of the show…

and our grand prize winner goes to the thoroughly ridiculous man sitting at a CPK restaurant near my amazing sister and her two wonderfully chatty toddlers. He somehow felt justified as he turned around and glared at this woman who routinely sacrifices her social life  just to avoid offending idiots like him with her toddlers noise level. Apparently, this man felt it important to ruin the one social outing she was brave enough to risk in order to support a friend struggling with a premie in the NICU.

Why are people so generally intolerant of small children in public? Are mother’s seriously expected to keep themselves sequestered until their children come of age to be seen and not heard? When did we as a society decide that a family is “not cool”? Funny, I don’t remember being included in that vote.

From people who glare at nursing mothers who are quietly and as discreetly as possible trying to feed their babies to the obnoxious women who exclaim loudly and with sideways glances that “they would like a different table” because they are in too close proximity to a young family. We are surrounded by intolerant individuals. Perhaps society would be a much happier and more forgiving lot if we could remember that children teach us as much as we teach them….sometimes just by the way they mimic our behaviors…

“Children seldom misquote.  In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn’t have said.” – Author Unknown