I posted this in Life with a Babe too... but as a rule, I like you ladies better than the general public.
DS is now just over 8 weeks old, but he's a bit of a bruiser (i.e. huge for his age - he was a month overdue, after all) so I take him out fairly often and now that he holds his head up easily and can see further than a few feet out, I face him forward in the Moby as he seems to enjoy looking around. I took him to the grocery store with me today (a relatively vacant place on Black Friday) to buy a few essentials. I naturally received and returned lots of smiles because of him, some people more than others.
Then a woman approached us in passing and appeared to want to pinch or touch his face. Instinctively, I brushed her hand away, still smiling though, and said simply, "please don't" and kept passing her. At this point the woman started cursing at me, shouting that if I didn't want her to touch him that I should have covered him up!! Ummm... what??!! I was a tad freaked out, and just kept going.
On my way out I saw her sitting on a bench outside next to a more obviously homeless person, and made up a quick story in my head about how she was likely more crazy than just rude, but even so... I forget that just because my city is particularly wonderful that it IS a city and as such harbors a wide variety of people, including crazies, rude people and a whole bunch of great people...
Anyone else encounter this type of situation? How did you deal with it? I mean, I'm not germ-phobic or anything. I don't actually mind people touching him most of the time, but only if they ask, and only if I say yes. Boundaries, people! Come on!