Originally Posted by newmommy
hmm, but if the OP *had* whispered, the spanking mom couldn't have proved she and the spanking dad were the subjects of their conversation and therefore would have gone about her way without confrontation.
And the last thing any of us here on MDC want is confrontation. The last thing we want is for those in the "mainstream" to rethink their views. If I had been in this situation, the most I would have expected had
the abuser's wife overheard me would have been a "MYOB" or complete dismissal. Not psycho behavior. Confrontation? Not really expected in this specific situation.
Whispering to her kids would have taught them that, while she believed a certain thing, it was a belief that she was either embarrassed about or was one that caused her fear (of confrontation by psychos, etc).
Raising her voice when explaining to her kids would have taught them passive-aggressive behavior.
Sheena handled it well. Very well.
Although I personally would have called management after she harassed me for longer than a few minutes. I don't have time for that sh** in my life.
After reading posts here, in the future I will probably handle it in Scubamama's fashion.