Saturday, January 14, 2012

Letter to the mother at Target who let her teen daughter laugh hysterically at the man with Tourettes

I am pretty much horrified over how disgustingly insensitive people are.

Dear mother who let her teen daughter laugh hysterically at the man with Tourettes in Target today,
     You should be ASHAMED of yourself. Not only have you not taught your daughter (12 or 13 maybe?) compassion, but you clearly missed the mark on manners as well as common decency. The fact that you walked along allowing her to loudly laugh hysterically and comment "Oh my god, I can't take it!" while standing at the end of the very isle this man who was ticking and his family was standing in, trying to pick out bedding, is down right despicable. I stood there staring you down, so I know you didn't even as much as make a motion to tell her to cut the crap. 

I am so deeply saddened to have witnessed your daughter today. I am even more saddened that I saw you not care at all that she was behaving so poorly. That man was with his wife and 2 beautiful little girls (who were behaving wonderfully BTW!). He is clearly uncomfortable to be ticking from his Tourettes while shopping. He doesn't need people like you and your daughter to make him feel worse and to make him more uncomfortable. His family doesn't need to be made to feel uncomfortable. 

Educate yourself. Learn some compassion. Just be a better person.

Someone who possesses some compassion and common decency. 

This girl, no crap, stopped at the end of the isle this man and his family were standing in, stared at him and began laughing hysterically at him, walked a few steps and stopped again, still laughing.  Said "Oh my god, I can't take it!" while still laughing very loudly. Her mother just kept right on going as if this was acceptable... This man and his family were shopping for bedding for one of the little girls. He was conversing and ticking. I have seen him before in Target and the last time he was Christmas shopping with his wife and a woman old enough to me my mother made fun of him to another shopper. I quietly shamed her for that. Today I bit my tongue because I didn't want the family to hear me and feel any more uncomfortable.

I am very sad to see how many people are just so insensitive, rude and down right cruel.


SuziG said...

I can't believe how rude people are either. Really, it's disgusting how little people think of others and themselves to allow this kind of behavior from their children. *sigh* I do not believe in mandating who can and cannot have children, but this type of thing makes me wonder if I should rethink my position.

IMakeLotsOfBabies said...

I know what you mean :/.