This one has been simmering inside me for awhile now….
Actually, that might just be last night’s trip to Taco Bell. Excuse me while I take care of some ‘private’ business……
…. Aaaaaaand I’m back! I feel much better, thanks. Where was I?
Oh yeah. Kids.
Let me start by saying that I love kids. I mean I LOVE ‘em. And no, you pervs, I don’t mean that I love ‘em in a NAMBLA kind of way. THAT’S just sick and THOSE people should be tied to an airplane propeller.
No, I mean that I love being around kids. Most times, I’d rather spend time with kids and animals than adults. Now, that EITHER means that I am a caring, sensitive human being, or that I’m Lenny from Of Mice and Men…
Anyhoo, the point I am trying to make is that I love being around kids, but Son Of A Bitch when I see a child with no manners it drives me up the wall.
I have taught my son to always say “Please” and “Thank You”. I have likewise taught him to say “Hello, Mr. So-and-So” when we enter someone’s home. My son is far from perfect, but the little man is as polite as I can reasonably make him, and he speaks to an adult when spoken to.
But if one more child walks into my home and just walks past me without saying Word One, I think I am going to grab the little bastard by the scruff of the neck and plunge his face into the toilet, screaming “Bet Ya Wish You Had Said ‘Hello’ NOW, Don’t ya, ya little fuckface?”
A little overboard? Maybe.
But it really pushes my buttons. My son often has friends over and when I ask them a question, they just look at me blankly and walk away. Friz will try to defend the little monsters by saying “They’re just shy”, but I call Bullshit on that one. I don’t care how shy you are, if someone asks you a direct question, you answer it. Hell, I’d rather have the kid tell me to go “Fuck off” than to just walk past me where the “Fuck off” is just IMPLIED.
What really amazes me is that I know all these kid’s parents. They are all GOOD people. I always figured rude kids would come from rude parents, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.
Apparently, rude children seem to just stem from parents who are too lazy to give a shit enough to discipline their kids. If MY son did half the things I see these other kids doing when I was at someone else’s home, I would be mortified. But it never seems to faze these parents at all.
Ok, now that I’ve gotten that off my chiseled chest, I feel a lot better.
Hmmmm, reading this back, maybe I don’t really like kids after all?