"But I have a baby!" - The Official "I HATE YOUNG MOTHERS" Thread.

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    May 12, 2013 2:12 AM GMT
    Rant ahead!

    Today my respect for young mothers has eroded further and I'm compelled to ask - does transporting a baby give every mother a free pass?

    Today while at the head of a line waiting for someone to vacate a parking space a woman drives the wrong way down the one-way lane of the diagonally-spaced parking lot spots and waits for the occupant to back out so she could back into the space. I pulled up alongside her and stopped, she rolled down her window to tell me that she was waiting for the space and I replied "Didn't you see me waiting first? And you're coming the wrong way down a one-way lane." She argued that there were no arrows painted on the ground and I pointed out the "One-Way" signposts everywhere. That's when she said "But I have a baby!" Now she couldn't tell that I was hurting from a pulled calf muscle but still, why does having a baby make it all right for her to steal the spot? Being in a cunty mood myself I put on a concerned face and asked "Omg, did your baby stop breathing? No? Why should I care?" As you can imagine things went downhill from there and she screamed that I'd better be more respectful to women. I yelled back that I was no misogynist but after witnessing a collision the week before in the same lane when someone else drove the wrong way how could I respect her for driving the same way with an infant in the car? To her credit, perhaps because there were witnesses behind me, she relinquished the spot and sped on.

    I've heard that "But I have a baby!" excuse before a couple days after Hurricane Sandy. On a gas line loaded with angry, explosive New Yorkers I got stuck blocking a parking lot exit and a woman started screaming at me to move. I got out of the car to yell back that I couldn't back up because no one behind me could hear her but I'd walk the line and tell them but she kept screaming and cursing at me. I asked her where the fire was and she screamed "But I have a baby!" and kept screaming at me to move my car. Imagine picking a fight with someone who'd obviously spent five hours on a gas line who was only delaying her for two minutes! Everyone was suffering and if the fire was THERE and there was any actual gasoline available she'd have probably thrown it on it. That's when I (until today) made a life decision to not engage the crazies and just keep my eyes straight ahead, doors locked and windows rolled up.

    We're all familiar with mothers using occupied strollers as battering rams, right? Well here's a more sickening twist. My former Manhattan apartment building was occupied with a bevy of possibly the best educated stay-at-home moms in America. Even though a uniformed doorman with a whistle would turn on the "taxi" light atop the sidewalk canopy and blow and gesture curbside for a cab, many of these women would still push their occupied strollers onto the busy avenue in the line of speeding taxicabs to get them to stop.

    Now I live on a quiet suburban cul-de-sac with the road narrowing to a one-lane loop around a landscaped island. Because of an obvious blind spot the two young mothers on the block put out orange cones whenever their kids are playing in the street. Last week I was walking my dogs earlier than usual and saw what I thought was a shocking sight - mother #2 pulled into mother #1's driveway, added #1's kids to hers in her SUV, then sped the wrong way down the wrong way street straight 'round that blind curve as #1 waved her on.

    Yet all these bitches will still play the "I have a baby!" card and as if they're Mother Teresa when in reality if they have to choose between being a minute late and their child's safety they'll choose being on time every time!

    Yeah, being a parent is the toughest job you can have but really, does anyone else think these women don't deserve a free pass?

    Rant over.
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    May 12, 2013 2:13 AM GMT
    shullup
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    May 12, 2013 2:21 AM GMT
    You should have called police if she drives wrong way with her baby in her car
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    May 12, 2013 2:39 AM GMT
    Turin saidYou should have called police if she drives one way with her baby in her car


    This all day.

    Honestly women these days are reckless with their children's safety and well being too often. I cringe whenever I see a young mother walking around Target or Publix with a baby in her arm and no sort of carriage in sight. It's like sometimes I wanna say 'what if someone accidentally knocked your baby out of yours arms?' And if you're doing mass shopping at Publix like I see these women doing you ain't broke so you can afford some sort of cheap carriage to toss your kid in so they don't die.

    Dumb bitches.
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    May 12, 2013 2:41 AM GMT
    You shoulda run the bitch over, and her child. It's terrifying to think that some bitch as dumb as her would raise a child, and even more terrifying to think how that child will turn out. icon_eek.gif
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    May 12, 2013 2:50 AM GMT
    Turin saidYou should have called police if she drives wrong way with her baby in her car

    This was the one day I forgot my cell phone and the exchange was pretty quick. Too bad the witnesses in the cars behind me didn't offer (people don't want to get involved). Without witnesses, even though it was a municipal lot I don't think a cop can do anything unless he witnessed the infraction himself.

    Re the collision I witnessed before, I offered to be a material witness when a teen girl was driven to tears by an angry middle aged female driver when the teen accidentally backed into her as the woman drove the wrong way down that same lane. The poor teen, who probably was looking both ways but was distracted by the line of people waiting behind her for her spot, was offering to have her insurance pay. I don't know why people would drive the wrong way down a parking lot where the cars are parked diagonally to indicate the obvious direction they're supposed to drive. Entitlement issues!
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    May 12, 2013 5:49 AM GMT
    I had a similar situation happen with some obese bitch in an electric wheelchair.

    I was standing in the doorway of the subway because I was getting off at the next stop, facing outwards. She comes up behind me as the train is still moving. She says "Excuse me I'm getting off at the next stop." I didn't reply but thought 'Well, so am I bitch, so I don't care.' As the train pulled in to the station she tried to nudge her wheelchair past me and said "I'm getting off here." again. I didn't reply.
    As soon as the doors opened I stepped over the front of her stupidass electric scooter shit and walked away.

    It's like yes, you're in a fucking wheelchair, but no, that does not mean I am going to let you cut in front of me so that I can cut in front of you again 2 seconds later because your fucking stupid wheelchair drives slower than I walk.
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    May 12, 2013 9:48 PM GMT
    Can't tell if you're kidding McQueen, but yer funny! I'd have just told her "Don't worry, so am I." But how much fun it would've been to have responded with "But I have cancer!"

    That's a line that was on a "Sex & The City" episode when Samantha was trying to get preferential treatment from a receptionist at an oncologist's office who replied "So does everyone else here plus a lot of really pushy people from California" or some such.

    The two times I got the "But I have a baby!" line I wanted to reply with that but just wasn't in the mood to confirm that people that self-involved are so incapable of embarrassment that they couldn't give a shit.
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    May 12, 2013 11:43 PM GMT
    The other day there was a two-year old playing with the eggs in the supermarket. The stupid bloody mother was by his side reasoning with him to get him to put the eggs back. icon_rolleyes.gif I just grabbed the eggs out of his hands before he could break them and reshelved them, telling her the eggs were on their way to getting broken (not to mention sanitary considerations). Would you believe she gave me the evil eye. Go practice your parenting theories on your own eggs. What's wrong with people?
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    May 12, 2013 11:51 PM GMT
    seekonk saidThe other day there was a two-year old playing with the eggs in the supermarket. The stupid bloody mother was by his side reasoning with him to get him to put the eggs back. icon_rolleyes.gif I just grabbed the eggs out of his hands before he could break them and reshelved them, telling her the eggs were on their way to getting broken (not to mention sanitary considerations). Would you believe she gave me the evil eye. Go practice your parenting theories on your own eggs. What's wrong with people?


    well it depends on what you mean by "reasoning". Some people like to make their children think about their actions, why the do them and how to make the right ones. Now if she was reasoning with him as bargaining for him to do this to receive something else would be different.. but what's wrong with people.. from my understanding is that most parents do not like voluntary parenting from strangers..

    I am not saying you were wrong in your actions for sanitary and accidental reasons, but are you sure were understanding what she was doing..


    my two cents.
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    May 13, 2013 12:14 AM GMT
    it's a two way street. seen shitty fathers and mothers.
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    May 13, 2013 12:20 AM GMT
    dudewithabeard said
    seekonk saidThe other day there was a two-year old playing with the eggs in the supermarket. The stupid bloody mother was by his side reasoning with him to get him to put the eggs back. icon_rolleyes.gif I just grabbed the eggs out of his hands before he could break them and reshelved them, telling her the eggs were on their way to getting broken (not to mention sanitary considerations). Would you believe she gave me the evil eye. Go practice your parenting theories on your own eggs. What's wrong with people?


    well it depends on what you mean by "reasoning". Some people like to make their children think about their actions, why the do them and how to make the right ones. Now if she was reasoning with him as bargaining for him to do this to receive something else would be different.. but what's wrong with people.. from my understanding is that most parents do not like voluntary parenting from strangers..

    I am not saying you were wrong in your actions for sanitary and accidental reasons, but are you sure were understanding what she was doing..


    You can't reason with a two year old. icon_rolleyes.gif
    And you especially don't reason with a two year old about to break someone else's eggs.
    You save the fucking eggs first or someone else will do it for you.
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    May 13, 2013 12:21 AM GMT
    I was next in line at a supermarket check out, my items already on the conveyor. I heard a woman who appeared to be in her early 60s ordering the people lined up behind me: "Let me by, I need to get ahead of you, I need to get ahead of you, let me by" in a very unpleasant, demanding voice, and they were letting her move forward, despite the lack of a "please" or "may I".

    Then she said it to me, and I asked her: "Why?"

    "Because I'm old!" she snarled at me.

    "I'm sorry, but I'm disabled," I calmly replied, holding up my cane, "And unless you are too, I'm next in line."

    "You have to let old people move ahead!" she nearly screamed. I was only in my 50s at the time, maybe a compliment that I didn't look too decrepit, but already issued a handicapped parking permit, legally disabled with a cane. And I knew of no store policy or state law that required me to yield to her because of age, someone who didn't have a cane or appear limited in any way, and certainly not with her nasty attitude and lack of manners.

    I turned to the checker, who was just finishing the last of the other customer's items. "Am I next?" I asked. She nodded yes, but looking a bit frightened.

    "If you're disabled like me there's a special handicapped checkout over there you can use if you like," I said to the woman, pointing to the lane. (I never used it myself, feeling only those in wheelchairs or with walkers should avail themselves) Now she became almost hysterical, but not claiming she was in any way disabled, either, just "old" and obviously not even very old at that. I turned away and ignored her, as the checker rang me up.

    Oddly I'm the kind of guy who invites people to move ahead of me in lines and checkouts, when they seem to have a real need greater than mine, or maybe have just a couple of items when I have a whole basket. But when someone with nothing more than a selfish need ORDERS me out of their way, without so much as a "please" then I'm not budging.
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    May 13, 2013 12:35 AM GMT
    Haven't dealt with I have a baby excuse, but I what I do encounter some people on electric chairs driving at full speed, nearly running over people's feet. icon_confused.gif
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    May 13, 2013 1:11 AM GMT
    Fivealive saidHaven't dealt with I have a baby excuse, but I what I do encounter some people on electric chairs driving at full speed, nearly running over people's feet. icon_confused.gif


    Mothers pushing baby carriages too. And usually not even a "sorry."
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    May 13, 2013 1:14 AM GMT
    I just say bitch I'm preggers with triplets. Don't make me call my husband over!icon_mad.gif