Originally Posted by baltic_ballet
It might have made you feel good for a little while but in my opinion your no better than her.
Well, I can't speak for the OP -- but it's not my goal in life to be "better" than anyone else anyway. I'm perfectly happy to just be equal members of the human race.
OP -- great comeback!
We were recently at a coffee house gathering, outdoors on the patio, and my 4yo was playing with some of her little animal toys at the table.
She does have a tendency to squeal kind of shrilly sometimes doing this (acting out all the different animals' parts you know, she gets really into it) -- and I'm afraid I'm so used to it I sometimes zone it out and don't notice, specially when I'm talking with other people.
Well, I suddenly hear this older lady further down the table (3 tables pushed together to make 1 long table) yelling, "HEY! Knock it off!" And I look at her and see that she's glaring right at my dd. I was so taken aback, me and dh both, we just felt like leaving.
Dd seemed to just kind of stay in her little world playing, and not to be affected by the lady's raging rudeness.
This other couple who knew the lady better urged us to stay, and the husband quietly told me, "She's grouchy." We stayed a little longer but then decided to call it a night.
I wish I'd thought of some clever comeback -- but I did feel kind of sorry for the woman, since she was using a walker and seemed to be in some physical pain. I guess she was just expecting an adult gathering and it grated on her nerves to have an exuberant child nearby.