Monday, September 13, 2010

Can't believe they just said that...

So a lady starts a conversation with me,

Lady: Are these all YOUR kids?
Me: Yup. Sure enough.
Lady: You know one of the reasons the environment is endangered is because of children right?
Me: Yup. Sure enough. (I know where this is going & start looking for a way out before I commit murder.)
Lady: The diapers fill up the land fills & all the gas from them is torturing our ozone layer. We're already overpopulated.

What can I do?

Everything that is not Christlike runs through my mind:

Don't you fart too?
Who will take care of you when you're old?
I'd like to put you in the land fill. That would help the population right?
Don't worry, I use clothe diapers (which I don't, too lazy)
Should I leave it up to the drug dealers & idiots to have all the kids?
Ok, you're right, I promise I won't have anymore. Thank you for fixing all that is wrong in my life.
Image in my mind of me punching her hard a couple times. hehehe

I walk away before anything comes out of my mouth.
I think I won't be going to the store anymore. All that ends up happening is me getting angry & barely escaping a fight.
I mentioned before the lady I almost beat with a rack of ribs right? She got off lucky. I only pushed her groceries.

Don't mess with me!

P.S. Even Jared has had people make this comment to him when they find out his wife is on their fourth child.

14 comments:

Nicole said...

Seriously Jennifer where so you shop? Isn't this like the second time someone has told you that. People are so rude. Im so mad.

And I would have slaped her. That's what repentance is for.

spencenjess said...

Wow! You get all the rude ones. I've never had anyone say anything like that to me. I am, however, already preparing statements for my dentist when I finally go at the end of the month. With how sick I get during pregnancy my teeth are always a disaster after having a baby. I can just hear someone saying, "Well then maybe you shouldn't have any more." Just wait. I'll be ready.

Carrie said...

You're like a magnet for these people. There are "stop overpopulating the earth" "stop breeding" people, t-shirts, bumper stickers and booths at the farmer's markets all over Portland. I like to hang out right in front of them with my three kids and huge pregnant belly hoping for a conversation, but it never happens. I guess I'm just mean looking.

Daneece said...

Not that I can ever think of something good to say in the moment - after thinking about her comment about overpopulation I would gave gently (maybe snidely) suggested that she move to the desert. There's a lot of room to live out there.

Gene says to say, "Looks like your parents had too many children!"

Why is it anyone's business how many children someone has? The nerve of some people!

Daneece said...

Not that I can ever think of something good to say in the moment - after thinking about her comment about overpopulation I would gave gently (maybe snidely) suggested that she move to the desert. There's a lot of room to live out there.

Gene says to say, "Looks like your parents had too many children!"

Why is it anyone's business how many children someone has? The nerve of some people!

Daneece said...

Sorry - didn't mean to double post!

Rochelle said...

Take me with you next time. I'll repent after I smack them. From one redhead to another-I'm so impressed you kept your cool.

spencenjess said...

Like Daneece, I can't think of anything to say in the moment. How about, "Wow! You sure are breathing out a lot of CO2 right now."

CeAnne said...

What a bunch of malarky!! At least those people won't be repopulating the earth and their ideas will go extinct!!!!

I for one envy you, I only wish that I had a reason for people to say those things to me!! Great job walking off in silence! I probably would have said something ;o) Although I do that crud from some of my family members about my sister-in-laws having many kids.

The Caldwell's said...

Wow...I'm sorry for what happened...that happened to my sister at a store she just had her 4th child and some old person made a similar comment to her.

You are definitely a better person by not saying anything. people like that makes me so pissed off!
I guess some people are just unhappy and have to put down other people to make themselves happier...

kristin said...

What are you, some kind of magnet for jerky responses? I can't believe the nerve! I can't believe the ego of some people! I'm beginning to think my husband has the right idea- he says he's sick of people. That they're just plain stupid. This solidifies what he's believed for years now.

Julie said...

Isn't it nice that people actually think we care what their opinion is? People make me so angry sometimes. I applaude you for keeping your cool.

Erixgirl said...

People are lame! I love that....I always get that question and "the look".....and it just cracks me up. I guess people forgot where they came from. Maybe that lady started out a mean, grumpy old lady?
Eric always says that the world is running out of good people....that's why we all keep making more ;)!!!!

The Maire Family said...

What I don't understand is, why is 4 children considered so massive! I think its a great number. :) I know I've gotten looks but I usually just get a polite "wow, you're gonna be a busy mum!" DUH!! I'm gonna be busy even if its just one.