I must now apologize as today I experienced it myself.
I was at walgreen's and my two year old was in the seat...his clothes are getting a little tight, but here at the end of september, I can justify buying shorts and things you know, so his belly was slightly pooching over his shorts and I teased him "Come on, fat belly" I did so with affection and the silly voice and some late fifty yr old woman was coming in and looked at me disapprovingly, and said "Your mother shouldn't talk to you like that....I hope you have a short memory. Your are cute"
Now I'm not as assertive as many of you, so I just smiled until she was done and walked out asking my thirteen yr old "can you believe she talked "at" us like that? He says " I KNOW! You poke our belly buttons all the time, I don't feel fat when you do it...it's just a quirk you have!" And he's two! He is supposed to be chubby! What a wierdo!"
So anyhow, Sorry I doubted you all, apparently there are c*nts out there that speak totally out of turn !