Would this bother you?

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  1. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Ok, so last night I was at work...putting stuff away on the shelf a little ways down the aisle from the pharmacy in-window (I work at Walgreens). There is a family behind me...mom, dad, toddler....they were waiting in line to get the perscription filled. Now, the kid is fussy, who can blame him. I wouldn't wanna just sit there in the cart doing nothing for 10-15 minutes. The parents keep yelling at him and scolding him, but he's still fussy and wanting to get out. All the sudden I hear a *smack* and the poor kid screams. Great way to quiet a child down and keep him content, eh? It made me so mad, I'm lucky I still have a job...I bit my toungue. Would this have made any of you mad if you were in my situation? This isn't the first time something like that has happened, and it ALWAYS makes me mad.
     
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    Chase I am now benign! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    For me, it depends on where he was smacked.
     
  3. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Well, I didn't see it as my back was turned, but I know it couldn't have been on the butt, cuz he was sitting in the shopping cart. Don't get me wrong, I'm not against a little swat on the butt now and then when it's needed, but like I said...I heard a smack...skin on skin...then a shrill scream
     
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    Chase I am now benign! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Ouch!

    Yeah, swats on the butt are one thing, just about anything else I have a major problem with.
     
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    mygrain Friend to nose goblins everywhere

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    That's the problem with mankind. Almost anybody can have kids. Most want them but when they have them they don't know how or even want to be parents.
     
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    Sharkbait TPF Noob!

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    I firmly believe that you should have to get a licence to have children. :?
     
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    aggiezach Yup...

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    Agreed!

    I don't know if I would have been able to hold my tongue, I tend to give my opinion a lot when I should probably keep my mouth shut... Thanks mom!!
     
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    I would be def. mad! :evil:
    I wouldn't smack my children, no matter what case.
     
  9. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Well, only reason I bit my toungue was cuz I was working...didn't want to do something to cause me to lose my job.
     
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    Artemis Just Punked Himself

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    Id be mad to...

    Also...a Point...smacking your child dont help...In psychology we learnd that it dont teach the child anything :(

    You have a right to be mad...but I guess its best to keep shut...cause its their child...even though a child isnt owned...parents may understand why better.
     
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    Absolutely! and also to vote!
     
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    One time I was walking down an isle in a supermarket. I noticed a lady was having a hard time with her child screaming. She was making it far worse by yelling at the child to stop. She was acting quite belligerent and started swearing at the kid. I waited for a pause and calmly told her "If you didn't want kids you should have kept your legs shut" and walked away.

    I believe in punishment and have no problem with a spanking. But punishment is not about taking out your anger on your child because of something they do. It's your job to raise the kid and mentor them by example and discipline...
     

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