Thursday, July 30, 2009

Letter to Anonymous Hairy Man

Dear Man at Discount Grocery Store:

I've been meaning to tell you, how horrible and awkward you made the air at the checkout stand at unnamed grocery store. When you yell at and demean your kids in public and in front of strangers, you really make yourself look bad. I just wonder what it's like behind closed doors if you feel that comfortable talking to them like that in front of other people. And when your son asked you to buy him gum and said "But dad, you owe me", you responded with "I don't owe you nothin". Well, you're wrong. You owe your children many things. You owe it to them to love them and treat them kindly. You owe them support and security and a happy home. You owe them a nice father and mother who teach them how to be kind, generous, smart and successful in life. How's it going with that?

And p.s. When you forced that checker to exchange your Sunkist soda for Shasta, you totally lost 'cause the Sunkist cost more. So you're out some change. Just wanted to rub that in your face. Now stop yelling at your kids so much.


Shenay said...

I should write a similar letter to the mother I witnessed call her toddler the "a" and "mf" words while excessively spanking him in the back of her car. I can only imagine what the poor little boy goes thru behind closed doors. It bothers me to this day that I couldn't save that little boy - I was trying to get a hold of the police but she drove off and I didn't get her lic. plate or really a good look at the type of car she was in.

I hope the dad you saw was just having a really bad day and was acting totally out of character, for his kids' sakes.

Linda Dickinson said...

Maybe she'll turn up on you tube from a parking lot video camera? I had to turn in some parents when I was teaching...the sad thing is that nothing was done after they met with the kid. Too many cases I guess.

Jessica said...

Lame! Last week a woman in the Walmart parking lot who was yelling at her kids looked at my sister and screamed, "What the EFF are you looking at? Mind your own GD business you stay at home mom!" What is up with nasty people taking their drama out on innocents such as their kids and strangers? Seriously UNcool.