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Re: Go away, little girl
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2008, 01:53:34 AM »

I had to rush home to post this - DF and I were eating at a restaurant this weekend, and a small child was going around all the diners asking for money. The wait staff asked the parents twice to control their child. They took him back to the table, then let him loose again, no stern words exchanged.

He finally came over to us, DF opens his wallet, takes out a prophylactic and hands it to the child. Child runs over to parents to ask what it is. Parents keep tighter reign on child afterwards. :)

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Re: Go away, little girl
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2008, 02:07:16 AM »

I had to rush home to post this - DF and I were eating at a restaurant this weekend, and a small child was going around all the diners asking for money. The wait staff asked the parents twice to control their child. They took him back to the table, then let him loose again, no stern words exchanged.

He finally came over to us, DF opens his wallet, takes out a prophylactic and hands it to the child. Child runs over to parents to ask what it is. Parents keep tighter reign on child afterwards. :)

That's the awesomest thing I've heard all day.


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Re: Go away, little girl
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2008, 01:34:18 PM »
ohhhh great one -  even better if he would tell her it was a balloon....ask Daddy to blow it up for you....

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Re: Go away, little girl
« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2008, 12:56:15 AM »

I was amused at the dual message it contained -a) keep your child away from strangers, it might not be safe, and b) perhaps you might consider trying these?

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Re: Go away, little girl
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2008, 12:48:19 PM »

I had to rush home to post this - DF and I were eating at a restaurant this weekend, and a small child was going around all the diners asking for money. The wait staff asked the parents twice to control their child. They took him back to the table, then let him loose again, no stern words exchanged.

He finally came over to us, DF opens his wallet, takes out a prophylactic and hands it to the child. Child runs over to parents to ask what it is. Parents keep tighter reign on child afterwards. :)

That's the awesomest thing I've heard all day.

HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!  I second that--that is the awesomest thing I've heard all day!!  ;D

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Re: Go away, little girl
« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2008, 03:40:33 PM »

I had to rush home to post this - DF and I were eating at a restaurant this weekend, and a small child was going around all the diners asking for money. The wait staff asked the parents twice to control their child. They took him back to the table, then let him loose again, no stern words exchanged.

He finally came over to us, DF opens his wallet, takes out a prophylactic and hands it to the child. Child runs over to parents to ask what it is. Parents keep tighter reign on child afterwards. :)

Oh, that is quite wonderfully evil! I love that!

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Re: Go away, little girl
« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2008, 04:13:24 PM »

DD#2 walked out of the house (inside our condo complex) one day and knocked on someone else's door and said "I'm hungry and there's no food at home.  Will you feed me?"  He gave her a pb&j sandwich...  She was about 4 or 5 at the time.   :o

We had, needless to say, PLENTY of dang food in the house.  It may have been between meals and I refused to let her snack on something (it's too many years ago to remember).  I will NEVER let her live it down.   ;)

Are you raising my son in a dress? He told our neighbor (he was playing with his kids) that he'd not eaten all day at 6pm. The neighbor called me, wondering what was up. I felt like hauling the peanut butter sandwich remnents, the dirty cereals dishes (plural) and the mac and cheese box he'd gourged on all day with me when I went over there and busted his butt for lying. His excuse? The neighbor's kids had pizza. He did not get to stay, did not get pizza and missed an overnight visit because of his claims. Little goon.
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Re: Go away, little girl
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2008, 09:50:13 PM »
"But I'm a kid - I have no sense of time! It feels like I haven't eaten all day!"
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Re: Go away, little girl
« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2008, 08:10:49 PM »
That's appalling.  My mother would have skinned me alive if I'd approached strangers and asked them for money.  (I guess if they can mooch off of strangers, their parents don't have to finance their Mortal Kombat habit?)

The worst I have to deal with is Girl Scouts in the lobby/near the entrance of the grocery store, peddling their delicious high-calories wares.

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Re: Go away, little girl
« Reply #24 on: May 13, 2008, 08:18:03 PM »

I had to rush home to post this - DF and I were eating at a restaurant this weekend, and a small child was going around all the diners asking for money. The wait staff asked the parents twice to control their child. They took him back to the table, then let him loose again, no stern words exchanged.

He finally came over to us, DF opens his wallet, takes out a prophylactic and hands it to the child. Child runs over to parents to ask what it is. Parents keep tighter reign on child afterwards. :)

Wow :o It's sad that it takes something like that to get some parents to watch their children.

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Re: Go away, little girl
« Reply #25 on: May 14, 2008, 01:40:03 AM »

I had to rush home to post this - DF and I were eating at a restaurant this weekend, and a small child was going around all the diners asking for money. The wait staff asked the parents twice to control their child. They took him back to the table, then let him loose again, no stern words exchanged.

He finally came over to us, DF opens his wallet, takes out a prophylactic and hands it to the child. Child runs over to parents to ask what it is. Parents keep tighter reign on child afterwards. :)

I just now noticed this.  That is poetry, and an excellent display of quick wit by said fiance!

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Re: Go away, little girl
« Reply #26 on: May 14, 2008, 02:21:54 AM »
I have an acquaintance who runs parenting/effective discipline courses.  I have a few of his business cards in my purse to give to people if they ask for his details.  If this ever happens to me, I think I'll just give the child one of his cards and tell them to give it to their parents.

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Re: Go away, little girl
« Reply #27 on: June 04, 2008, 04:30:27 PM »
He finally came over to us, DF opens his wallet, takes out a prophylactic and hands it to the child. Child runs over to parents to ask what it is. Parents keep tighter reign on child afterwards. :)

Good tactic.  It would certainly scare me...if I were fool enough to let my kid run around unsupervised.

But I'm already paranoid. ;)

I have an acquaintance who runs parenting/effective discipline courses.  I have a few of his business cards in my purse to give to people if they ask for his details.  If this ever happens to me, I think I'll just give the child one of his cards and tell them to give it to their parents.

Short, direct, and to the point.  Reminds me of that Dilbert book about manners--the panel where the offended restaurant guest sends to the parents of the screaming baby: "Champagne and a vasectomy, courtesy of the gentleman at Table 6."
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Re: Go away, little girl
« Reply #28 on: June 05, 2008, 10:59:57 AM »

I had to rush home to post this - DF and I were eating at a restaurant this weekend, and a small child was going around all the diners asking for money. The wait staff asked the parents twice to control their child. They took him back to the table, then let him loose again, no stern words exchanged.

He finally came over to us, DF opens his wallet, takes out a prophylactic and hands it to the child. Child runs over to parents to ask what it is. Parents keep tighter reign on child afterwards. :)
Holy Deities, don't DO that! I nearly had to call 911 because I snorted coffee through all my airways at the same time.

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Re: Go away, little girl
« Reply #29 on: June 06, 2008, 04:34:05 AM »

I had to rush home to post this - DF and I were eating at a restaurant this weekend, and a small child was going around all the diners asking for money. The wait staff asked the parents twice to control their child. They took him back to the table, then let him loose again, no stern words exchanged.

He finally came over to us, DF opens his wallet, takes out a prophylactic and hands it to the child. Child runs over to parents to ask what it is. Parents keep tighter reign on child afterwards. :)
Holy Deities, don't DO that! I nearly had to call 911 because I snorted coffee through all my airways at the same time.

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My sincerest apologies to your airways.