What REALLY pushes your buttons?

Mary - posted on 01/25/2012 ( 112 moms have responded )

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We all have those little things that annoy us. When in public, most of us just shake our head, and keep our thoughts to ourselves ( and maybe go off about it to someone else when we get home!). However, there are those moments when you just cannot contain yourself, and you simply must speak up.



What is it that pushes you over the edge from silent disapproval to active confrontation?

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Kate CP - posted on 01/27/2012

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When I actually will say something is when I hear people talking about breeding dogs. Gets my hackles up.



Something that will really piss me off is when people insist infants are capable of being manipulative little shits. GOD that irks me.

Mary - posted on 01/29/2012

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My kid made it to the age of 2 before ever even tasting juice. Even now, at 3, it only something she gets (or asks for) when we eat out (and I ask for them to halve it with water). However, I have come to realize that I really am in the minority on this. She has yet to even taste soda in any form.



And Megan - on the dog front - I rarely have to say a word when the little dogs come barreling towards us; I fully trust my boys to intercede should it become necessary, and usually a growl or two from the pit is all it takes. They really are very friendly dogs with all people and (well-behaved) dogs. However, the one thing they do not tolerate is a threat to me or the girl. They are getting a bit older now, but I have complete faith that they would have to be dead before they would let another animal harm their baby or mommy.

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 01/29/2012

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Laura, same here about the 'juice' I'm not perfect, I mean I have been giving my 10 month old frenchfries in the form of red skin or sweet potatoes since she was about 6 months. But she's only had juice once and that was some home made grape juice my MIL gave her. She doesn't like juice right now.



I shouted at my husband the other day when he was about to give our 10 month old root beer! Seriously! Soda?! If we weren't in public I would've yelled 'I know you grew up in the mountains for God's sake, but do you really have to show that the lack of oxygen has finally affected your brain?!' But I don't think my FIL and other people who grew up here in BC would've appreciated the analogy.



When I took L. to the clinic Friday for her vaccinations they gave me a book (a large book) on parenting, feeding and everything else to do with raising a child between 6-36 months published by BC Interior health. There were recommendations on juice and it says that they DON'T need it, but if you want to give it make sure it's 100% juice and in a cup. Offering fruit or vegatables is a better and more healthy alternative. Made with fruit juice also means that it's not 100% juice. When Peds in the US make that recommendation they should also point that out to moms who may not know any better. I have to laugh too because my husband is a bad example for our girls since he doesn't eat all his fruits and veggies.

Jennifer - posted on 01/29/2012

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Loved this topic! Made me feel better to rant and see that others get steamed about the same things!

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Apparently dogs cause all sorts of issues for people! LOL. Mine is people who think it's ok to have little dogs off the lead because they're small. Umm... my Mum's Golden Retriever has been attacked TWICE by a small breed being off lead and rushing him. Once was a Jack Russell, once a Foxy. The first time the dog bit straight through Mum's dog's lip and cost $300 at the vet. The second time was just recently, and the little yapper only got fur. Honestly, if I'd been there, that little shit of a dog would have felt the full force of my size 11. Put the fucking thing on a lead.

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America3437 - posted on 04/24/2012

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Domestic violence! I can't just stand buy and watch it happen. My husband says I will get shot one day but I can't help it! I have to say something and it usually isn't very friendly advice. Actually pissed off one gal buy suggestiong she buy a large cast iron skillet and use it on his ass but she was full of excuses so I simply told her to keep on enjoying those ass beatings cause she obviously liked it!

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I too hate it when people block the sidewalk or aisles at a store. I usually just say excuse me.

Lately I've had to do our laundry at the laundromat because our washer broke and I needed to fold all the stuff that just dried and there was a table nearby and there was 3 people just leaning on it having a conversation. ARGH.....I ended up just going to the back and finding another table to fold my stuff on.

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For me, so far, it has been my mom telling my son that he is too big for "mommy milk". He is 3, but it really hurts his feelings and makes him sad. I believe in self-weaning and nursing to natural duration, but my mother does not quite support me in my belief (s). For her to try to force him to wean crosses a line for me. I have to speak out because she already had her turn raising children. It's my turn now.

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 03/10/2012

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Oh God Sarah! People Who block the sidewalk are definitely on my shit list (along with the people who slap their kids around). I was up at the beach back home once and a few high school girls were standing around talking and blocking the boardwalk. I asked one of them to move so I could get by and one of them shouts at me 'Don't ask my friend to move bitch!' Uh sorry, I get to ask your friend to move because the boardwalk is public and my only other option is shoving you and your snotty entourage into the dog shit infested grass. Which would you rather have?



Jeebus! LOL I guess that also falls under kids whose parents don't teach them manners or to respect people. Please please tell me why I have to be the one to explain to your child why they don't need to be in mine and my husband's bedroom and rifling through my cabinets.



Smoking does bother me and that's (sadly) why we don't visit my FIL (he can't visit us because his reading level is on par with my 7 year olds). I hated visiting my ex mil though because not only does she smoke, she's also not on a first name basis with soap and water and a toothbrush. I'm not a great housekeeper, but when you can't even tell what colour your floor is and your couch has as much hair as your cats it's time to break out the heavy duty cleaning supplies. The woman once killed a cockroach with her bare hand and then didn't wash her hand. Needless to say I suggested alternate meeting areas for the supervised visits after that.

Janice - posted on 03/10/2012

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I definitely agree about the smoking! I hate bringing my kids over to my mother's house. Even though my mom and sister wont smoke while we are there the apartment stinks!



We may be driving to visit family a few states away and we want to rent a van and share the driving but my hubby and I aren't sure how it will work since we will not allow smoking around our kids and its a 17 hour drive. We wont be stopping every 3 hours!

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When people smoke around their children at home or in their cars.....disgusting!! I definitely feel bad for the children who have parents smoking around them. Also when boys are "play" fighting and the parents just sit there while the kids are being hit, kicked and pulled to the ground. I usually hear....they are just being boys! Ridiculous! The parents are too lazy to correct the behavior. As a parent If your not sure if something is appropriate or not an easy way to help judge situations is by asking yourself....would my kid get away with this in school? If the answer is NO, then you probably need to intervene.

Sarah - posted on 03/08/2012

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After reading ever so many of these, I am realizing that there are a lot of things that annoy me but only a few that really push me over the top.



Other people's undisciplined children (and they themselves) are my number 1. Why does my son have to endure your kid poking him with a stick because you just don't care what he is doing or have the desire to do anything about it? I have no qualms about yelling at the kids anymore. I warn him that if they don't stop poking my kid with a stick then I am going to come up there and collect the stick myself. I am also a big fan of loud passive aggressive comments: "I am sorry sweetie that that little boy is poking you with a stick. But we don't do that kind of thing because it is really rude and unkind..." Generally, people will do something at that point and give you evil looks. Evil looks don't bother me at all.



Dogs off leash are bothersome. My kids have a healthy respect for them so they generally steer clear. But an even bigger pet peeve is dogs in stores... I am sorry, I do not see why you can't leave your dog at home when you go shopping. I have even seen people put their small dog in a shopping cart, thus leaving hair and whatever other germs and dirt in the bottom of the cart for the next person. You know, we grew up leaving our dog at home when we went out and gosh, she was fine when we got home. Her little psyche wasn't warped by some alone time. In fact, riding in the car was more anxiety filled for her. I just don't understand the need to bring the dog along everywhere you go... the grocery store, clothing store, coffee shop, wherever. Dogs need to be on walks outside on leash or at home... or maybe petsmart or petco, but no where else.



The shopping cart thing is annoying too. I load my kids into the cart and return it to the front of the store and we talk about why it is important to take it back (rather loudly) and how important it is to be polite to the other shoppers and to the people who work there so that they don't have to come out and get my cart and how important it is to be a good example to others. I have seen people sheepishly get back out of the cars and return their carts. We especially make a point of returning the kid carts at Target so that someone else who has multiple kids has it available to them... even if we have to walk from the far end of the parking lot back inside but it is the right thing to do and is polite to that Mom who might be having a rough day and needs the multi-child seating.



People who walk 5 abreast on the sidewalk and do not bother to move out of the way when you are coming the opposite direction.



People who stop in the middle of the sidewalk or aisle in the store and just stand there on the phone or whatever, even though the aisle has other people in it.



The cart abandoners. Those that leave their cart in one place and move to the other end of the aisle to get something. so I have to push their cart out of the way to get what is behind it.



There are so many simple things that if people would just take the time to deal with it, life would be easier. But I do need to learnt to let some things go too... sometimes you are just forgetful or that rude person is just having a crappy day.

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Thanks girls, I still think about it, I wish I had grabbed the toddler, theres alot of things I wished I had done, like kicked her arse into next week and not let her off with just a slap but sadly the "mother" took off before the police arrived, with her husband who was quite big and shouting in my face. I could hardly talk let alone shout back. Its so sad that some people can breed!

MeMe - Raises Her Hand (-_-) (Mommy Of A Toddler And Teen) - posted on 03/06/2012

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OMG Rae. I would've done the same. I would have kicked her ass. Then asked her how she felt about it... Gracious me, how sad!

Merry - posted on 03/06/2012

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Wow is right! Any decent human being would stop that type of assault on a child! I'd be calling 911 and protecting that child till police arrived.

Jodi - posted on 03/05/2012

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Rae, wow, I think I might of slapped that mother around too...right after I called the police. Some people...

Rae - posted on 03/03/2012

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I hate people who dont have manners, please and thank you are not hard words.

When its packed in the supermarket and a person just stand in front of me, expecting me to move, now wouldnt it be much easy for that person to walk around the inline double stroller and with a five year holding the handle and the basket on top of the stroller, but nope just stand there, love its ok, i will yank the pram around you.

I have actually threatened and slapped another mum around the face because she push her tiny little girl into the toilet wall, grabbed her hair while she slapped her round the face with the other hand. I just snapped that day. I think the reason was I was on my way back to the Childrens hospital to visit my son, who was in a very bad way at 1 month old.

MeMe - Raises Her Hand (-_-) (Mommy Of A Toddler And Teen) - posted on 03/02/2012

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Please come tell that to my neighbours! LOL Oh, I already have, the rat bastards! I called the police this past Sunday, next time they will be ticketed.... FM You are right, some people should NOT own a dog.

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 03/02/2012

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Toni I agree. You shouldn't own a dog if you can't be bothered to give it the training it needs. Having a large dog just because it seems cool and manly isn't fair to the dog or to the neighbours who have to deal with a dog you can't control. The world needs a ban on irresponsible owners not certain dog breeds.

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I dont mind little dogs, as long as they are kept on their lead. It really annoys me when pet owners cant keep their dogs on a lead.

I have dogs, and if we go anywhere, they have their harnesses and leads on.

I remember walking one of my dogs one day and coming towards us on the footpath was this monster of a dog. And when I saw monster, I mean it. I have no idea what breeds this dog was, but it was huge. The owner of this dog was walking behind it and didnt do anything when this dogs hackles went up and it started walking towards me and my dog. My dog was so scared of this thing she peed everywhere, and my dog has never shown fear towards another animal before.

I couldnt control myself. I said to the owner that if he doesnt grab his dog and control it I will have no problems doing wht I have to to protect myself and my dog. So He gets this bit of string out of his pocket and ties it to the monsters collar (like that was gonna do anything), but the dog was just pulling him along.

As I walked around the monster and it owner (carrying my dog, she was so scared by this time she wasnt walking. Not an easy feat, my dog weighs 30 kilos) I told him that if he cant even control his dog when it is on a lead he should get the dog put down.

Sorry for the rant, but that dog was seriously scary. It looked like a labrador, but 3 times as wide and twice as tall. If I had to have faught that thing to protect my dog, it was gonna get nasty for both of us.

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OMG!!! I so agree....yup...little dogs irritate me. I wanna change my answer to that one!! LOL We have a woman who walks her small dog by our house. This dog had "little dog syndrome" meaning....it thinks it can kill our 100 pound dog that is 9 times its size. Then she stops and it poops on our lawn. Then continues barking at the air because it can "smell" our dog in the backyard...

MeMe - Raises Her Hand (-_-) (Mommy Of A Toddler And Teen) - posted on 03/02/2012

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Yep - Megan, that's why their nickname is "ankle biters"... LOL They are aggressive little buggers! That is a button pushed for me too!

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 03/02/2012

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People who take their small dogs *air quotes* shopping *air quotes* and just leave them tied somewhere when they go into a store. Especially if they're territorial nippy dogs who will bark and snap at anyone who may need to use the entrance or exit door near where they're tied up.



There was someone doing that on Wednesday when DH and I took the girls grocery shopping in the shopping plaza in our neighbourhood (it has a grocery store, banks, a Dollar Store, botiques and a Pharamasave) as soon as DH turned the corner with the stroller the dogs started yapping and one of them snapped at me when I went into the grocery store with my older daughter. DH had walked with the baby down to the bank. When I came out the owner had walked down to the Pharmasave and tied them up right in front of the only entrance. And DH told me the dogs had snapped at someone else. If one of those dogs had bit someone it would've been the owner's fault.



This whole incident is a week after a small dog was killed by 2 pits while it was unattended in an unfenced front yard and the owner now wants a ban on pits even though she had left her dog unattended. Meh, in my opinion while a bite from a larger dog can be more serious, you're much more likely to get bit by a small dog. If you're going to ban one breed why not just ban dogs altogether? Seriously if your dog is territorial leave him or her at home. Don't reward the dog by allowing it to bark and possibly bite strangers leaving you with a nice lawsuit and a dead dog.

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people who assume it's ok to pick a fight with someone if they don't have the same opinion...or ignore other people who have a differing opinion. closed-minded people. i don't particularly like them.

Mother - posted on 03/02/2012

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People who make assumptions about other people, situations and topics when they haven't got a clue.

Stifler's - posted on 02/19/2012

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Single people whining about needing a partner push my buttons. It's not a prerequisite for life to have a boyfriend you don't have to date any old person just to have a boyfriend. My mother in law is a restaurant person too it's really embarrassing we end up just leaving in shame.

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Oh! Just came up with another one.



Single people who complain about having a single income paying the morgtage. Hmmm...how about try paying the morgtage on a single income with two adults and children to provide for!!

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People who think there is nothing to all the parenting theories out there and who would never read a parenting book in their life because they've all been writen by child phsycologists that have no children of their own.



Trying to have a educative debate with people like this about parenting is like talking to the Armish about technology.



Oh and people with no kids who try to push their parenting ideas on to you.

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Ugh. My dad is one of those annoying restaurant people. Even when his complaints are justified, he just goes so overboard with the volume and the tantrum.

MeMe - Raises Her Hand (-_-) (Mommy Of A Toddler And Teen) - posted on 02/15/2012

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Ah Jenni - I hear you on that one! I have seen this so many times here in NS. I have actually had to report a few, they are in the passing lane going 80km on a 110km Highway on their PHONE!



That's a good one, it is definitely something that pushes my buttons too... ;) You're right it is illegal, dumba**es...

Krista - posted on 02/15/2012

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Bah-ha-ha, Jenn H. I would have doubled my tip to that waiter, just due to his sheer awesomeness.

Jenni - posted on 02/15/2012

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People talking on cell phones and driving erratically or nearly causing accidents. It flippin' gets my goat! And is illegal!



Anytime we are cut off, or someone's swerving into our lane, driving way too slow, stopping abruptly... I'd say 9.9999 times out of 10 we pass them and they're on their damn phone. Put your phone away, stop somewhere, get a hands-free before you kill someone! I don't know how many close calls we've had with people on their cell.

Jenn - posted on 02/15/2012

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Anyone who behaves like an asshole to waitstaff or anyone servicing them, especially when they are super loud and obnoxious about it, embarrassing the person waiting on them!



Last weekend at a Mexican restaurant, a loud mouth white cowboy complained to the manager that he felt "discrimated against" because he had not been served yet. The manager replied, "sir, I am Mexican. I can assure you that you are not discriminated against." it was AWESOME.





I also loathe family members who take advantage of elderly family members. Drives me insane!

MeMe - Raises Her Hand (-_-) (Mommy Of A Toddler And Teen) - posted on 02/15/2012

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uncourteous people. For instance, I was at Walmart last night, the lady in front of me had a cart. She took all her stuff out of it and did not move the cart. I waited a min or two, as she moved up with her stuff she still did not move the cart. I was not able to put my stuff on the counter. I was getting pissed, I asked her "Are you not taking your cart?", she turned and said "Oh, yes I was"... Then she moved it ahead with her. Bullcrap, she was, she was going to leave it there in front of me until I said something. Or when I hold the door open and they do not say Thank You, well I simply say, "You are VERY WELCOME", they don't like that... lol



I also cannot STAND freaking out kids in a store. Come on people, do something, your child is obviously having a melt down for a reason!



Oh and when you are going through a store and people just STOP dead in their tracks, like HELLO, this is a store, there is someone behind you! I say "EXCUSE ME"...



Honestly, I could probably go on and on. But really it usually boils down to those uncourteous people... Yikes, they erk me... LOL



Oh and drivers! Those that don't use a blinker, I LOVE horns! Or those that stop dead in a merging lane! Oh my god, it is called MERGE not STOP. Oh and those that drive 20 below the limit. Ah, yes, those drivers that cut you off! LOL Some drivers should just not be allowed...



End of rant. ;)

Kate CP - posted on 02/15/2012

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A have a new one. People who obviously know nothing about canine behavior who try to teach others how to train their dog.



And people who get a VERY challenging dog who don't know how to work with dogs. My sister recently adopted a dog from a shelter who was surrendered by her previous owner for killing a dachshund who wandered into her yard. My sister, in her infinite fucking wisdom, decided she wanted to adopt this dog. She has a cat, another dog, a bird, and four snakes. And now she has a highly reactionary (and terrified) dog. SHE'S BEEN TAKING HER TO THE DAMN DOG PARK TO SOCIALIZE HER. I wanted to smack her upside the head when she told me that. And THEN she tells me that she wants to breed the dog if she's not spayed already. Oh, fabu. Yes, let's have a whole litter of puppies with poor temperaments roaming the earth. Fuck me running. >.<



PS: Thank Christ the dog is already spayed.

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People who can't park their car properly. By that I mean, they stray onto or beyond the line markings or, if in smaller car spaces, very close to the line thus leaving little room for next car . Especially annoying becasue it leaves much less room for me to get my kids into or out of the car and their child seats! This happened one time and I was complaining out loud about it to my toddler daughter (as I have been noticing the careless parking occuring a lot lately): "For God's sake people, learn how to park properly! It ain't that hard!" What I didn't realise ws that the owner of the car was behind me and definitively within ear-shot. His response was: "Ooops, a bit crooked isn't it?" Urrgghhh Duh! Idiot! Anyway, glad he heard it, may be he will realise his thoughtless and inconsiderate ways and remember this incident in the future and make better effort. What, after watching me struggle to get my daughter strapped into her seat in my car so as my car door does not hit and damage his car!

I have been also known to let my car door hit the other car if I can't open it enough to easily get my kid in or out of it. If you are a prick in parking... I will be a prick too.



I also hate (and this is verging on obsessive hate...lol, but not dangerous one) people's lack of use or poor use of their indicators while driving. Again. Not that hard. Its called an "indicator" for a reason - DUH!!!!!!!! Its there to *indicate* to other drivers around you your intentions of turning/changing lanes... it not just a habbit your driving instructor tried to get you into for no reason. So that you need to switch it on a second or two BEFORE you switch lanes or go into a turning lane/turning (depending on circumstances of course), not during the change or during the turn, by this stage we can already figure out what you have done or are about to do, IDIOT! Get with it people! Be considerate on the roads to all users, others are not mind readers, and am sure all of our journeys would be a lot less stressful if more people showed consideration for other users on the roads.



Oh yeah.... lack of consideration on the road for others. Yes, if you park a full car lenght or two away from the car in front at the lights, you may just be stopping that car 5 cars down from you from being able to drive into that right/left turning lane (created for that intersection) and thus missing their green light! Not to mention (during heavy traffic) this creates extra congestion that really isn't needed, why? Because some arsehole who cannot phathom anyone outside him/herself feels its OK to do so... does it hurt anyone? Well, may be not... but its fucking frustrating when people are stuck in traffic unnecessarily for more and more time.

Don't get me started on the mummies at drop off and pick up times at my son's school and THEIR parking habbits... again consideration of others... but no... SHE and her brood IS THE ONLY ONES around on this planet. Others can go on and keep on driving around or can walk further because she is that jerk that decides to park her car in such a fashion that in a space where 2 cars could fit, hers is the only one standing there because she just had to park in the middle of it. THANKS.



Geez.. sorry for the rant.. but it feels good to do it sometimes...lol :-D

And can you tell I live in a big enough city with failing infrastructure (thanks successive state governments for wasting our taxes on all manner of shit except on things that matter) thats only getting worse ...lol



I may also come up with other things later... he he he... these ones above are ones that I seem to encounter a bit when out and about.

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 01/31/2012

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Krista and Celine, Screw the police, I'd've accidentally maliciously on purpose (sorry I watched Despicable me last night) whacked her with my diaper bag then run over her with my stroller. We don't do that here in Canada of course I'm not really Canadian. Estoy american pero no es contagious!



But yeah I don't like other people telling me what to do with my children either.

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Krista, I concidered doing that. But I'm pretty sure the police wouldn't do a thing about it! They're way to busy with the pushers and everything! :(

Krista - posted on 01/31/2012

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That woman was obviously insane, Celine! My gosh, I'm so sorry that happened to you. And yeah...I would have called the police.

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Janice, I live in Denmark. I was so mad I couldn't even think - after yelling at her and Phillip started to cry I just picked him up and walked away with him and his brothers.

Janice - posted on 01/31/2012

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A stranger hit your son!?! Where do you live? I cant imagine that ever happening here. Technically that could be considered assault and would end with either moms brawling and or cops being called.

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I know exactly what that would be!



I just came home from a little shopping with one of my friends and his daughter, and as we were waiting on the bus and Phillip started sneezing and this lady started yelling at me for not dressing him appropriate.



And after discussing a bit whit her, Phillip sat down at the grown and started babbling a bit, and she told him to just shut up, and he didn't listen, so she hit him!



A WOMAN HIT MY SON! I was so mad, I swear I could have pushed her in front of the bus!



I can't stand when people try to tell my how to raise my kids, and what they should wear! It's none of their business.

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What pushes my buttons? I Can't stand my kids not being able to take a pee when they want in school..lol:-P

Janice - posted on 01/30/2012

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I'm late to the party but I can not stand seeing babies and toddlers with soda!

This past 4th of July we were at the beach and this little boy no older than 2 was running around with his bottle of full of pepsi. I was so disgusted! They refilled it like 3 times during the 5 hours we were there Ugg!

What are people thinking?

Then later that month my MIL and I brought my daughter to this local amusement park just for small children last summer. We went to get drinks and my MIL got a diet coke. Well she was holding DD (20 mo.) while I paid for my lemonade and as I turned to see her letting DD take a sip. Well of course DD spewed it everywhere saying it was "hot". My MIL said "well i guess she didn't like that" I tried to hide my annoyance when I told her Kadence had never had soda. But really people THINK!



The other thing that really gets me is people who actually believe it is their right to receive government assistance. And think its a good thing to be poor enough to get benefits. I am specifically talking about my sister and a friend of mine. I wont go into their personal stories but when I say I had to get WIC and their response is "That is awesome!" that says a lot. No it is not awesome, it means my family is struggling you ass!

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That's an odd tactic. I've never heard of buying boxes of food to save your soul.



I know, these people give Christians a horrible name. I'm not religious, but I do actually know kind, intelligent and open minded Christians. Thanks be, I met them, otherwise I'd say none of them are redeemable.

Jennifer - posted on 01/30/2012

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My mother has a dozen boxes of freeze dried food from a certain man. He teaches we will all die of hunger after the anti-christ takes power, so she buys it. A single, 62 year-old, with no retirment or savings. Not even a house to sell. Yep, pisses me off. And I'm a Christian. This man has been to prison once for fraud..........wish they'd revoked his right to free speech!

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The expensive German lawyer my American parents have hired is working on it. Chances are, probably not. These people know how to cover their asses, it is the oldest scam in the world...people ripping off the needy by using Jesus. Old and very hard to prove.

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Yep, my one and only blood relative aunt is dying of a terrible motor neuron disease and one of those organizations has tickled all of her money, belongings, property and a car out of her. She's been left to die on a mattress unable to feed herself or go to the bathroom.



Jesus Lives, indeed!

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LOl Rebecca Three! My grandma Donnelly has been dead for almost 6 years and she still gets mail from some of those organizations!



Julianne, I do too. I told my ex MIL off when she smoked around me when I was pregnant with my first daughter. She said 'Oh but we're outside' I looked at her and replied 'yes, and the smoke is going right at me'. I also refused to visit inside her home when I saw she had roaches. I suggested going to a Tim Hortons instead to meet and she refused!

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Religious organizations that finesse money out of the old, frightened and sick. You know like The 700 Club, Benny Hin, The International Christian Churches (in Europe, I don't know about the North American ones), C of S and the others.



There is a special place in whatever hell they believe in for them.

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Another thing that irks me is parents who smoke around their kids! FML it's bad enough you have this bad habit you don't want to kick, but why are you making your children suffer along with you.



My ex MIL is a classic example of one of those kinds of parents- when I had to do supervised visits with her and I had my lawyer stipulate that she couldn't smoke while around my daughter. She also smoked around me when I was pregnant and I did go off on her.

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