The cashier at the grocery store started grilling my son as to why he wasn't in school that day and I really held my tongue. It wasn't her business and for all she knew we homeschooled.
He truthfully said he had a doctor's appointment, but I didn't feel this lady had the right to be remotely worried about it when the kid is clearly with the parent. If he was hanging around alone or with peers...maybe.
I let it go and let the situation pass, but I was a bit irritated. For all I know she was just teasing (in a serious tone) or conversating, but I didn't like the line of questioning myself. But maybe she's one of those people with a dry sense of humor, so I let it pass. Choose your battles situation.
Who would you feel?
Answer by martinmommy26 at 3:07 PM on Sep. 30, 2010
Answer by EarthMama05 at 1:22 PM on Sep. 30, 2010
I would have just rolled my eyes and my kids probably would have been happy to supply an answer. In our old neighborhood most of the schools went full year with 3 months in, 1 month and there were 4 different tracts so there were always kids off all the time. At our new school they have every Wed. afternoon off (get out at 12:30pm).
I remember getting hassled in high school for being at a store at 1pm. The security guy wanted to call the truancy officer on me because he thought I was skipping school. Not that it was his business but my school got out early on Thursdays AND I was with my mother. She told him to mind his own business and that he wasn't a cop, lol.
Answer by justanotherjen at 12:12 PM on Sep. 30, 2010
Answer by fiatpax at 12:14 PM on Sep. 30, 2010
Answer by nmmama09 at 12:33 PM on Sep. 30, 2010
Answer by luckysevenwow at 2:53 PM on Sep. 30, 2010