Wal-Mart Weirdo

What is wrong with people? A stranger in a Georgia Wal-Mart warns a mother to shut her crying toddler up or he’d do it for her. He wasn’t joking either, he struck the littler girl multiple times in the face. I couldn’t believe this story when I read it on CNN. I’m not sure how I would have reacted, but if I was threatened by a stranger that would be enough for me to call in back-up!

Why are people so negative when it comes to crying children? Anyone who has been around a toddler knows that sometimes they just go off regardless of how well behaved they are normally. Sometimes as parents, we feel helpless and the last thing we need is a complete stranger giving dirty looks or threatening us. These reactions do not help the situation, instead they just stress the parent out more (so if you’re guilty of sending hateful glances, stop it)!

I will admit that prior to having my son, I was less tolerant of fussy children, but now I sympathize with parents.

How do you react if you receive “looks” from people when your child is misbehaving? What would you do if this bizarre situation happened to you?

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4 Thoughts to “Wal-Mart Weirdo”

  1. Joyce

    A couple of months ago I was in the local Target eating lunch with my sister-in-law and niece when an old woman and her husband sat down near us and called an employee over to tell us to make our kids be quiet and sit down. Then proceeded to call all three of our kids brats…to our faces! A friend had stopped by that I hadn’t seen since we moved here and stood up for us. We were in too much of a shock to coherently respond back. I was near tears and my sis-in-law looked ready to punch the old woman! They were just being kids and were not that loud.

  2. Briana

    Wow! That’s a crazy story! I could not even imagine! That person better be glad they didn’t strike at one of my kids! What mother would allow that to happen more than once without killing the guy??? I was in WalMart not long ago with Ava and Audrey. Audrey has a tendency to scream at the top of her lungs when she isn’t happy (I’m really hoping that she grows out of this) and that day in WalMart she started screaming until her face was beat red. I had just fed her before going out, so I knew it was not because she was hungry. Don’t you know, several of the employees came over and said “oh she’s hungry, you need to feed her”. The last person who said that I was pretty rude to. I mean, come on, babies cry and it doesn’t always mean they are hungry, mind your own damn business!!! So annoying!

  3. Deb Brown

    I hope he gets put away for a looooong, looooooooong time!!!

  4. Michele

    Getting “looks” from strangers is one thing, but if some guy came up and struck my child, he would be singing falsetto the rest of his life. BTW…I looked at his he has a really mean looking face! Oh to Joyce’s comment with the old farts in Target…why did they sit next to them in the first place if the kids were bothering them? They could have moved to another table. Some people love to complain.

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