Rude people who hates kids in public places, how would you deal with them?

@Fulltank (2894)
Philippines
November 13, 2009 11:07pm CST
We like going to groceries together with he whole gang. My kids would be running errands inside the store and often times I see some rude people yelling at them to stop. As much as I wanted to talk to these rude people, my wife says better let it off and yells at our kids to behave. I knew that there is no incident that leads our children to cause any accidents or harm other people. Its just that its their natural instinct to be playful but some people are not happy with it. How do you deal with rude people who hate kids when you have to take your them out in public?
5 responses
@rusty2rusty (6760)
• Defiance, Ohio
14 Nov 09
These people may not hate kids. But allowing kids to be playful while others are trying to shop is rude. I have been ran in to, almost knocked down to many times to count, also had my ankle busted open on my bad leg by someone being playful. Kids should not be running in a store ever. I don't hate kids, I have three of my own. But I get on my kids if I think they are misbehaving in a store. Kids need to behave and learn while shopping. No playing or running around. Oh and BTW...unless your kids are in sight at all times, I would not be to sure they never caused an accident. Tht may be just why those folks are upset. You just don't know it. But if you are sure your kids have did no wrong. Than I suggest you speak up for your kids and not let someone yell at them if they did nothing wrong. It is wrong to stand there while your child gets yelled at for doing nothing wrong.
@ayebelle (368)
• Philippines
15 Nov 09
I really do agree on what rusty2rusty said. I don't hate kids too, I love kids in a way they know how to act like a kid in a right time and at the right place. Parents have to nurture them.
@coolcoder (2019)
• United States
3 Apr 10
Well...if your kids are running around all over the place and getting into people's way, yeah, I can see where the other shoppers would be upset. You're automatically assuming that because people want to shop in peace that they hate children. There is a time and a place to be playful, and a public place like a grocery store is not the place that kids should play. What upsets me is seeing children running and yelling in such a public place while their parents ignore them or laugh at them. Where are the manners there?
@sid556 (30989)
• United States
22 Nov 09
Hi there fulltank, I'm not sure how old your kids are but if people are complaining.....they probably have a reason for complaint. If it were one person then I'd probably ignore it but more then one.....there is more than likely more to the story than you realize. Kids should be well supervised in the store at all times. I work in a store and some parents let their kids come in the store alone because it makes the kids feel important. I'll tell you these kids will run around, play & go wild. It is a store and not a playground. I love kids too but there is a time and place for everything and parents need to pay attention to their kids.
@Poison_Girl (4163)
• United States
15 Nov 09
So, these people are rude because your children are running around the store by themselves? I have to say that I side with these people and don't find them rude at all. Your kids shouldn't be running around the store unsupervised. And just because people seem to feel the way I do doesn't make them rude. The way I see it, YOU are rude for letting your children run around a store unsupervised. I know you think you can trust them, but you never know. They just might be deviant enough to do something wrong. I'm not saying they ARE, I'm just saying they COULD be. You have no idea how nice it would be to be able to go ANYWHERE in public without having to put up with a bunch of kids.
@rg0205 (2638)
• Hong Kong
14 Nov 09
I don't have kids but I have nieces who are well behaved when we are out in public. They have never once been scolded by other people because even when they're in the grocery store, or public areas they are well behaved and they generally stay out of the way when it comes to other people. Are they playful? Yes, they sure are, but not to the point where they cause an inconvenience to others. Sometimes it doesn't take an accident or incident to cause harm to people that makes others agitated. Sometimes, it's just etiquette I suppose. I would have to agree with your wife that sometimes it's best to let things go. As long as no one is hitting your child or cursing at your child, then let it go. Otherwise, if they are rude to begin with, you may actually have a bigger problem in the end. You might get into a fight.