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les enfants terribles [Sep. 2nd, 2008|02:22 pm]
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a question occurred to me today whilst sitting and attempting to quietly read outdoors at a public park: what is there to do about other people's children? you know the kids i am talking about; the ones who are running, screaming through the grocery store, knocking into things, breaking them and not caring, while the parent is talking away on the cell phone nearby completely unaware or, even better, nowhere in sight. these are the children who are kicking the back of your seat on the airplane or in the theater, the ones who are screaming and throwing food at the restaurant, the ones who are running around on the bleachers and throwing grass in your general direction when you are trying to read quietly at the park. what to do about it? dirty looks don't usually work, because the parent is not taking care of the child in the first place, so he/she is surely not going to look at you. slapping someone else's kid is apparently against the law, so no help there. telling the kid to leave you alone rarely works, as the child doesn't listen to his/her own parent. it's maddening. the world is overrun with bratty, loud, inconsiderate brats and their lazy, wishy-washy, disinterested parents. what is a person to do?
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[User Picture]From: jesuismeursault
2008-09-08 09:58 am (UTC)

Re: The Point System

yeah, even though i know it is not worth my time and trouble to try and explain things like satire and irony, i am just so shocked when people don't get it (especially when it is so obvious) and cannot help but attempt to work it out in a somewhat rational manner. this is my weakness and often the cause of my melancholy and aggravation at those around me. not fun. i need to just shrug it off, though it's physically painful for someone to make such an error in my presence. i just need to stop caring.
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