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post #21 of 80
a 5 or 6 year old doesn't even want an elmo car trinket. that boy obviously enjoys taking things from children much littler than he is, and then lying about it with his mom.

that you took it out of his hand for your daughter.
post #22 of 80
Way to go on taking the toy back!


I would have turned around when she started cursing and calmly told her that we were in a bank, therefore I'd be happy to wait while we asked the manager to look at surveillance tapes. But then again my neighborhood is kind of small and I wouldn't want the rumor that I ripped a toy out of some kids hand getting spread around Plus her reaction would probably be priceless.
post #23 of 80
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Originally Posted by Kreeblim View Post
Way to go on taking the toy back!


I would have turned around when she started cursing and calmly told her that we were in a bank, therefore I'd be happy to wait while we asked the manager to look at surveillance tapes. But then again my neighborhood is kind of small and I wouldn't want the rumor that I ripped a toy out of some kids hand getting spread around Plus her reaction would probably be priceless.
Priceless! I would love to see the look on her face after saying something like that, ahhhh hindsight.

OP, so glad you took Elmo back!
post #24 of 80
You go, mama!
post #25 of 80
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Originally Posted by MusicianDad View Post
Mark the calendar because for the first time I have nothing to say beyond...Uh, wha...?
Taking note, "Let it be known that on the 5th day of November 2010, 14 minutes past the 20th hour..."
post #26 of 80
Good for you Mama!
post #27 of 80
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Mark the calendar because for the first time I have nothing to say beyond...Uh, wha...?
MD- this is about as shocking as the story

GREAT job mama! that is just crazy! when the mom said "he would not lie" i would have said "well he just did" then taken it from him. so sad... he is going to go through life thinking that is ok... you handled it so much better then i would have.
post #28 of 80
He clearly does lie since his story changed.

Thinking about this more, I'm really sorry for the kid. Apparently he is assumed to be perfect, which means that it's probably horrible for him when he isn't.
post #29 of 80
I am feeling really sorry for that boy too. His mother, at least as much as this one situation is evidence, is really steering him in the wrong direction.

Can you imagine the adulthood he is going to have to endure with having been so mis-guided in childhood?
post #30 of 80
I'm still trying to wrap my brain around the mother's reaction. I've never in my life screamed obscenities at anyone, and she did it over an Elmo toy?

Did she truly believe that it belonged to her son and you stole it? Was she embarrassed that you didn't fall for her crap? Was she having a crazy-bad day and this was the tipping point (again, tough to imagine even on my worst day losing it at someone over something like this). Is she just an unbalanced person who screams obscenities at everyone? I just ... don't get it.
post #31 of 80
I feel really sad for that little boy! I'm glad you took the toy back, but it's too bad for the little boy that his mother freaked out like that.
post #32 of 80
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Originally Posted by mamazee View Post
I was so glad to get to the part where you took the car back.
Me too! Bravo, Mama!
post #33 of 80
Also, this is why I put my kids names on everything they fall in love with to carry around. CrazyMom: "He doesn't lie." You: "He just did, because her name is on the bottom of it. " and laugh as you leave.
post #34 of 80
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I'm still trying to wrap my brain around the mother's reaction. I've never in my life screamed obscenities at anyone, and she did it over an Elmo toy?
I noticed the OP was in New York..... I wanted to add that NYC is the only place in the United States I have experienced personally where people do shout obscenities at strangers. And I have traveled a good bit around the continental United States.
post #35 of 80
That other kid doesn't have much of a future with a mother like that.
post #36 of 80
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That other kid doesn't have much of a future with a mother like that.
No doubt

You handled it great, I have a temper and it probably wouldn't have been pretty if that happened to me!
post #37 of 80
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I noticed the OP was in New York..... I wanted to add that NYC is the only place in the United States I have experienced personally where people do shout obscenities at strangers. And I have traveled a good bit around the continental United States.
I live in NYC, and I think this is totally true. It's not only people from here, though. People visiting here will do it too! As well as walk to the front of a long line of people and just start trying to give the cashiers their orders; jump over strollers so they can get on an elevator and keep the strollers off, because the escalator is much too complicated for them (Hello, you're not being asked to exert yourself here, it moves on it's own too!) It's really a bizarro-world sometimes!
post #38 of 80
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Originally Posted by MusicianDad View Post
Mark the calendar because for the first time I have nothing to say beyond...Uh, wha...?
LMAO! I too am nearly speechless. I think a rather offensive phrase went through my head.

How sad for that boy... and our kids that will be living in the world with him. What a way to grow up.

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Also, this is why I put my kids names on everything they fall in love with to carry around.
Not a bad idea, considering that this can happen! I had never even imagined it as a possibility.

I can see DD's lies in her eyes. I only call her out on it if I have physical evidence (you did NOT flush, there's poop in the toilet and only you were there... ) but did that mom not go in there and her son had no toy? How clueless can you get?
post #39 of 80
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Originally Posted by mamazee View Post
I was so glad to get to the part where you took the car back.
Yes! Good for you for taking it back!!!
post #40 of 80
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Originally Posted by gbailey View Post
I really wanted to give her a piece of my mind but didn't want to engage crazy.
That is seriously good advice for a lot of situations.
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