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IMO Its a Little Rude if a Child

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post

says,"Hi" to an adult and they hear them and don't speak back. Especially a small child. Honestly I think its rude if anyone speaks to someone and they don't speak back but especially a young child. I guess I was just brought up this way and I live in a generally hospitable place so I'm used to being greeted by strangers half the time and the opposite. Lately though in stores, etc I've seen children(including my toddler) speak to adults and aduts purposely ignore them. Granted we all have our days and I can understand not wanting to say hi to the same kid 3 times but I wonder how small children feel when they greet someone and there is no greeting in return?


Very interesting viewpoints. I definitely learned something with this post... And like I said previously I'm guessing that the various feelings etc on this topic are based on upbringing and location. Some of you are saying that carrying on conversations or following strangers trying to speak to them is rude, I agree. But I don't believe a simple hello is. I was taught that to say hi is polite but to not wander away with a stranger or interrupt conversations, busy people, etc. My son is recently 2 so at this age I think busy is a concept he doesn't get yet but I'll keep trying to teach him that. And I'll also be teaching him that everyone does not want to talk.

Posted by Anonymous on Jun. 24, 2013 at 9:58 AM
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redneckmama4
by Loree on Jun. 24, 2013 at 10:13 AM
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Wow, there are some assholes around!

Yeah it's rude. Doesn't hurt a bit.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 13 on Jun. 24, 2013 at 10:13 AM
Scolded him for saying hi?


Quoting Anonymous:


You should've scolded him before it got to the chicken throwing stage.


Quoting Anonymous:

I agree! My 1 year old threw chicken at a couple once that wouldn't say hi back (they were behind him in his high chair) he said hi atleast 5 times they didn't answer so he took the chicken and threw it. I would never not say hi to a little kid, that's sad. Even before I had my own





LoveNaCupcake
by Platinum Member on Jun. 24, 2013 at 10:13 AM

Honestly I have a hearing problem and if I'm not focused on you or am in my own world I won't even hear you, so while you may be offended that I didn't just turn around and greet your child I probably didn't even hear them, and if I did I would say hi and ask where mom was.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jun. 24, 2013 at 10:14 AM
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Good points.

Quoting illinoismommy83:

The little kids can learn a life lesson. Not everyone wants to chat. Maybe the person is deaf. Maybe they are a sex offender who is not allowed to speak to kids. Maybe they just don't want to talk and wish to be left alone.

And no, while I'm studying in the adult section of the library I do not want to say hi to your child, even if I do hear them. I'm ignoring them so they go away.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 12 on Jun. 24, 2013 at 10:14 AM
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When it became clear the other couple wasn't interested in conversation....Yes!


Quoting Anonymous:

Scolded him for saying hi?


Quoting Anonymous:


You should've scolded him before it got to the chicken throwing stage.


Quoting Anonymous:

I agree! My 1 year old threw chicken at a couple once that wouldn't say hi back (they were behind him in his high chair) he said hi atleast 5 times they didn't answer so he took the chicken and threw it. I would never not say hi to a little kid, that's sad. Even before I had my own







N_maricle
by Platinum Member on Jun. 24, 2013 at 10:14 AM
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Lol aren't you a nice person!


Quoting Anonymous:

I don't care how they feel that's not my problem.  I think it's rude to allow your children to speak to strangers.


tardistraveller
by on Jun. 24, 2013 at 10:15 AM
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ew.  Not cute at all.  I hate that so many eople think their children are just so precious.  I don't engage with kids when I'm out and about.  I smile, and that's it.  I don't encourage them to interact with me.  I am not unkind about it.

Quoting Jerzeemom:

We were eating at a cafe and the mom let her toddler wander from table to table. He made it to our table and tried to climb onto my lap, she stood there smiling...sorry but I wasn't amused. I gve her a dirty look, moved my chair and told him "no". She ran up, grabbed him and muttered "bitch". Whatever... not cute.


illinoismommy83
by on Jun. 24, 2013 at 10:15 AM
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Lol :) It's okay, large font anon. *pet pet*

Quoting Anonymous:

What the fuck crawled up your ass?

On every fucking post, you have to sit there and bitch.

You put a downer on almost every post that I've seen!

GTFO of here with that negative shit!

Quoting illinoismommy83:

The little kids can learn a life lesson. Not everyone wants to chat. Maybe the person is deaf. Maybe they are a sex offender who is not allowed to speak to kids. Maybe they just don't want to talk and wish to be left alone.

And no, while I'm studying in the adult section of the library I do not want to say hi to your child, even if I do hear them. I'm ignoring them so they go away.



aimesnyc
by Member on Jun. 24, 2013 at 10:15 AM
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It's no skin off my back.  I don't expect everyone to love/acknowledge my son.  A person might be deaf, having a rough day, or may just not like kids.  And that's ok.  That's life. *shrug*

Suzy_Sunshine
by Gold Member on Jun. 24, 2013 at 10:16 AM
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I can't say that I have noticed that often but it is not only rude it is sad and rather pathetic.

The idea that any adult would snub a friendly child is difficult to fathom. 

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