One of the most annoying things ever is when girls (any age) talk about you to other people. I’ve talked about it before and despite getting older, it never seems to go away.
It is especially annoying when it is public, negative, the person has a high profile and they also don’t bother to say it to you directly. I was not Regina George in highschool and didn’t used to have the confidence I do now. I got bullied heaps growing up, mostly by mean girls.
Today I got a message from a friend on my way home from the airport after six hours on airplanes and spending half the day before in an airport…
“your tweets & blog post rant about parents with kids at airport is causing a shit storm with parents on fb”
GREAT! Welcome home!
First: Thank you for reading & linking to my blog Erica.
I’m happy to have you as a reader. I’ve been a fan of yours since I was a kid. Circa 1991 here, lookin’ cute.
We both worked at MuchMusic and I’ve often wondered if we would work on a project together. We both blog & Tweet in Toronto. We have many friends in common. I always though of you as cool with great style.
Second: Why didn’t you comment/say ANYTHING TO ME?
I know you’re not shy. Lots of options, Twitter, Facebook, Fan Page, blog , email? I am surprised you would single me out like that to your friends on Facebook without commenting as a mother yourself.
I waited to see if you would say something to me since you were engaging your audience about my blog post. You didn’t. Your comment “what people without kids think of us who have kids” is a silly generalization about those who have kids and those who don’t.
I am one person and this blog is about my life, not all people who don’t have kids.
Third: To the Commenter(s) & Everyone
I am not an asshole for saying it is annoying to let your kids make a wrack and misbehave in a busy public place.
I traveled heaps as a kid with my parents and yes, I for sure made noise, I was a baby/kid. Mum said I was real cute in her comment though, thanks Mum!
Why didn’t you share your thoughts from a mothers perspective?
Maybe you have some great ideas on how to deal with a situation like I was in?
I had ear phones but you need to listen to the loud speaker for flight information when you are delayed. They were making it very difficult.
If you have thoughts on something I publish, I’d LOVE to hear about it. This is the sharing economy of internet awesomeness.
Let’s hope this incident inspires people to raise their children with manners & etiquette. We want the younger generation to be kind & respectful. Don’t we?
Also, if you would like to submit something to the brand new Annoying Department, please do that too.
Oh, guess what? I don’t really like animals either. OMG.