Show of HandsShow of Hands

screename1 February 8th, 2014 2:59am

Have you ever said anything to a stranger because of interaction you saw between them and their kids? (Your kid is out of control/you're out of control/you're a great parent)

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MogoshKatz Wisconsin
02/10/14 9:02 am

I had a woman approach me to say she thought I was treating my son like a dog because I had a 'leash' on him. I told her I would rather you think I treat him like a dog than someone take him and treat him worse than a dog.

Torfin Never Behind
02/08/14 9:56 pm

I have told the child that if they were mine I would have already spanked them instead of threatening like their mother.

screename1 Alaska
02/09/14 2:27 pm

Haha! Good for you. In Portlandia they don't even threaten. They "reason" with their children. My hand does the reasoning when called for...

XercesBlue ...
02/08/14 11:31 am

I have definitely wanted to, as the kids were completely disturbing other customers too, but I bit my tongue.

spring27 California
02/07/14 11:07 pm

A gave a multi-racial family some tips on how to take care of their daughter's hair.

screename1 Alaska
02/07/14 11:19 pm

That's cool! Did they appreciate it?

spring27 California
02/08/14 1:26 am

They did! They were wondering how to keep her hair moisturized.

FutureMD be nice to people
02/07/14 9:17 pm

I worked at an amusement park during the summer for two years, I've seen all sorts of things, but I've only commented on the positive.

EarlyBird Portland
02/07/14 8:58 pm

No, I've never been in a situation where a comment like that would be appropriate.

screename1 Alaska
02/07/14 11:18 pm

Oh, I didn't ask if it's appropriate, or not. ;)

adam2890 Denver
02/07/14 8:08 pm

No, but I've certainly wanted to!

screename1 Alaska
02/07/14 8:15 pm

Positive or negative feedback?

screename1 Alaska
02/07/14 8:06 pm

Woman in front of us at Smash Burger with a complete brat of a kid made me think of this poll... I didn't say anything. I have told a few strangers that I admire their parenting style though.