My DH, our 2 daughters, and I went to Six Flags yesterday (had a blast, but not the point of the post). When we were walking around, this lady and her 2 kids (I assume they were hers, but it's possible they weren't I guess) were walking near us. One of the kids was probably 9 0r 10 and the other was about 4 years old. The little guy had one of those big lollipops they sell at amusement parks, and he dropped it on the ground. Before he could even pick it up, the lady starts screaming loudly at him, saying "What's wrong you, you f*cking n**ger? F*cking pick that sh*t up", etc etc. (and yes, they were black).
My husband and I just stopped in our tracks, we were so shocked. The poor little kid is picking up the sucker, which had broken into a bunch of pieces, and she was just cussing him out, calling him names. My husband started to say something to her, and I kind of grabbed his arm because I was genuinely afraid of what she might do if he interfered. Mind you, she wasn't touching the kid, but it was a brutal verbal assault.
What would you have done? Would you have tried to intervene, or assume that she probably does this all the time and just kept out of it?
Answer by Kimimale at 12:51 PM on Apr. 4, 2011
Answer by 8Tinkerboo8 at 12:44 PM on Apr. 4, 2011
Answer by knicole0708 at 12:41 PM on Apr. 4, 2011
Answer by dancer at 12:43 PM on Apr. 4, 2011
Answer by dullscissors at 12:50 PM on Apr. 4, 2011
Answer by ochsamom at 12:51 PM on Apr. 4, 2011
Answer by malkaTZ at 12:42 PM on Apr. 4, 2011
Answer by iluvmm09 at 12:43 PM on Apr. 4, 2011
Answer by MooNFaeRie30 at 7:13 AM on Apr. 5, 2011
Answer by gemgem at 9:31 AM on Apr. 5, 2011
Next question in Parenting Debate
How to deal with the emotions with a dead beat father !