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Monday, April 23, 2012

#226-DID I WARP HIM FOR LIFE?


Yes, I'm out of my mind!

WOW! I AM USUALLY SO VERY LONG WINDED.  
SO TO REWARD YOU FOR STICKING WITH ME THROUGH MY LONG POSTS, HERE IS A SHORT ONE (about time!)

I was reading a story when I was reminded of what I said to a young boy (whose mother was allowing him to run around under and through clothes racks).  My daughter, then around 16, was in the dressing room of a fairly nice store, trying on clothes.  This kid who looked to be about eight, reached up for the doorknob of the room my daughter was in.   I knew my daughter would freak if he opened it.

I had already had enough of this little stinker and his neglectful parent so I put a scowl on my face and said in a quiet, low, menacing voice, “You touch that knob and I will cut all of your fingers off!”

The kid jumped, and immediately sought out his mother.  He stayed glued to her side for the rest of their visit.




Now, this was an awful thing to say to a kid, and I know that.  But, maybe my comment made him think about what he was doing and that mother was right when she warned him about strangers.  Then again, maybe it warped him for life (I hope not).



PREVIEWS OF MONDAYS TO COME:

#227-ANOTHER FINE MESS!
#228-A SCREAM PIERCED THE AIR!
#229-AND THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE GOING TO GET LUCKY

kt 3/15/12

7 comments:

  1. I love it!
    Reminds me when my Eric was about 9 years old. He had the type of personality that was like a pitbull biting onto something and not letting go. Well, he comes into the kitchen and starts bugging me. "What would you do if I got an F on my report card?" over and over. Evidently someone he knew got an F and he was wondering what would happen. He was the kid that would ask what his punishment would be, then he carefully consider it, and often times, he selected the punishment. So I knew I had to select a really bad punishment if he got an F (the kid was all A's and in the advance classes) So an F was extremely unlikely. I told him I'd break both his legs if he got an F. He said "Oh" and thought about it for a minute and as he walked away he said, "I guess, I won't get an F" Then I said a quick prayer asking forgiveness for lying to my kid.

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  2. Have you thought about starting some sort of shopping protective service? I know several people who would hire you!

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  3. Oh no...it sounds like it probably bothered you more than it did him. I'm sure as soon as his mom dragged him out of the boring store, he forgot all about it. Thanks for the smiles!

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  4. ha,ha - that's too funny - you did the right thing and brought him under control. I got bit really badly by a kid once and bit him back just enough for him to feel it. His Mother told me he never bit anyone again?
    Thar ya go. CRUEL - not on your life - today I would be serving a jail sentence?

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  5. That's awesome!!!! What a way to freak a kid out!! :)

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  6. I was that kid. Well, this was a boy, so not EXACTLY that kid, but I was always in the clothes racks and once crawled under a changing room door where I saw an older lady in granny panties who did NOT shave her legs. Never did that again.

    My mom tried EVERYTHING to get me to behave, but people tend to judge you when you insist on gripping the upper arm of a hysterically screaming child just as much as they judge the parent of a maniacal one under clothes racks..at least in scenario 2 you can pretend it is someone else's kid.

    I guess I should call mom and thank her for not disowning me altogether - she did usually pick me up in the Lost Children's area on the way out.

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  7. I wonder if there are any serial killers out there that cut off peoples fingers? lmao.
    You are too much!

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