Sunday, July 19, 2009

Stupid

At work the other day a young girl was playing with some sort of handheld gaming device. She complained to her mother, "Mom, this Transformers game is too hard."

Her mother quickly replied, "That's because it's a boys game, honey. What did you expect?"

My jaw dropped as all of my ethnicity welled up inside me and I wanted to proclaim, "Oh NO you DIDdint!"

What is this woman teaching her daughter? I couldn't believe it! I was pissed. Seeing how I couldn't exactly leap over the counter and give the woman a good talking to, I had to contend myself with fuming and pressing really hard with my pen on a notepad.




I'm sending my nieces Transformers video games for Christmas.

5 comments:

Jodie said...

Wow. I'm speechless.

Amanda said...

On Saturday, we took the kids to the pool and the big pool was closed, so there were a lot of big kids in the toddler pool who usually aren't there. Anyway, there was one kid who was mebbe 5 years old who was splashing his mom (and a little bit me and Nora) over and over again. After every splash, she'd say, "stop it. Stop it. Now, stop. Quit it." Like 40 times. Forty splashes, forty "stop it"s. I wanted to yell at them both, but I couldn't so I just fumed and gave them dirty looks.

When is it appropriate to tell people that they're being bad parents?

Ky said...

I don't like that mom.

Mark said...

Parents these days.

Elizabeth said...

I'm with Jodie...speechless. I'm also with Amanda though, why is it inappropriate in this country to tell someone they are being a bad parent. I saw this quite a bit in Germany when we were out. People would stop and scold Jen for not putting gloves on her baby's hands or pushing the cart the wrong way, etc. I've seen parents get "told" in most of the countries I've been too, which I guess hasn't been that many but it makes me wonder if it maybe it's just our country that doesn't allow it...