A vent about disrespectful/rude teens and stupid parents.
So today we were out picking up new sheets, towels, etc. My DS10 was being a little grump because he wanted to stay home and play a new game of his. Normally if my eldest stays home he stays with her -but she had elected to come with us. But - he was being polite with his grumpiness. All around the store, we keep bumping into this family whose teenage daughter seems to purposely step in front of my eldest or shove past my eldest. We tried saying excuse me, and she didn't seem to hear us. Then we realized - her parents were allowing her to walk around the shops with her ipod in blaring Kesha's "Blow" at full volume - it was that loud that my eldest who is partially deaf could hear if from at least 150m away. When we were at the cash registars they were behind us and as DD went to pay the girl was trying to change her song and walk at the same time and ended up tripping DD over. I helped her up, looking at the girl and her mom for an apology. The girl was laughing her head off and the mother said to me "I am so sorry - we grounded her from a party last night and she said that the whole weekend she was going to make us pay. The only way we could get her to come out with us today was with the Ipod"....Um What? If mine had've pulled something like that -they would have had the Ipod confiscated. As it was my elder 2 who have ipods have a rule that if I can hear it without the headphones on - it's too loud and the headphones get confiscated. I just stared at the woman in shock when her daughter goes "Bitch. Come on, you know I don't want to be here" before the woman walked off. The girl looked about 12/13 btw. And yes DD was fine. Just sore because she has some bad back issues that can even make standing bad let alone having the wind knocked out of her like that. I'm not really sure how to explain it but when she got tripped she landed right on her tailbone instead of falling forwards. But grrrr - this made me feel crazy.