Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Excuse Me!!!!

UGHHHHHH! This story makes me sick to my stomache!!!!!!

Yesterday, we went to the library as a family. Damond had headed to the children's section with the boys and I went to go pick up my Holds and browse the movies. Damond came running with the two boys that Thomas needed to go to the bathroom (he didn't know they had family bathrooms back there)
Anyways, we headed to the restrooms. Damond took Thomas to the boys room. I was in the bathroom hallway with Alex and he started to say, "Dad?" But then he noticed the echo, so of course, he repeated, "Dad" "Dad" It was kind of loud... I was starting to direct him inside the girls room, when I heard someone yell from inside. I thought, maybe they think Alex is their child calling for them.
We walk in and there is an older lady standing at the mirror and she mutters something about your child... So I say "Excuse me?" She turns to me and says, " can't you quiet your baby down? This is a library."
This is the part where I went into shock, because I generally don't get rude or tongue-tied when people are rude... I just can never understand when people dislike children and the noise they make.
anyways again... I reply, "he's just a a baby.'
Rude Lady: " You can still tell him to shhhh and quiet him down" (she didn't know that I was about to try to distract him by singing a song, because he is just in that stage where he likes his voice)
Me: "He was just listening to his echo."
Rude Lady: " This is a library. People come here for the quiet."
Me: "We were walking into the bathroom..."
Rude Lady interrupts: It is still the bathroom. You can teach him to be quiet..." (I think I zoned her out, because I couldn't believe how she was treating us and that we were having this conversation!"
Rude Lady starts walking out:" Teach your child to shhh, POR FAVOR!" WITH AS MUCH RUDENESS AND ENGLISH ACCENT AS YOU CAN IMAGINE!!!!!!!!!!!
ME: " EXCUSE ME?!!!!!!"
I am generally a diplomatic person, but had I not been holding my son and been completely insulted into shock, I may have gone after the lady and lost my library card :)
If I am in the library, I will shhh my kids, but we were walking into the bathroom! and she was yelling herself at my son! in the bathroom! which is in the library!!!!!!
I thought people read books to enlighten and open their minds, but unfortunately racism still excists!!!!!!!!


Kate said...

WHAT THE???? I'm in shock too. I can't believe that. I'm so sorry that happened to you. Some people are so dumb.

EmilyCC said...

Oh. My. Goodness! That is ridiculous!

...because the bathroom is were people do the most concentrating when they go to the library.

EmilyCC said...

ok, that was supposed to show how dumb the lady is, but I think my last comment looks more like potty-humor.

And, I am troubled by the racism I've seen around here. It feels like it's worse than when we were growing up.

The Karafa Family said...

I am so glad you found us! Your family is adorable, it's nice to see you guys again! -Mindy

FarFam said...

That is terrible...shows how rude and ignorant people can be. You were nicer than I would have been...I would have been banned from the library for sure.

cfarar said...

I am amazed at how rude some people are. They just don't get it. I guess we can just be glad they aren't our parents. Someone needs to tell her to SHHHH! Rude people.

How was your trip to San Diego? We missed you the other night.

Mauzy Fam said...

Yep, I would have lost my library card!! We would have had a show down right there! Jerk!!

Mary said...

Incredible!! That lady was just lucky to run into such a nice person like you. Girl, I would have had her at the very beginning. That last comment should have banned HER from the library all together. What is that about?

Bianca said...

You should have kicked the old hag in the knee cap.

Branden & Jamie said...

I can't even believe this woman! Oh my goodness that makes me so mad! I don't even know what I would have done, thankfully I wasn't there, because I don't think I would have kept my cool. What an aweful woman!

DaNell said...

So sorry, like she was never a child herself. I am so glad you found my blog; this will be a nice way to keep up with your sweet family.

little mama said...

Oh my...Adriana!! Oh! I've got an adrenaline rush just reading it! I can't believe the levels of rudeness and WORSE. I'm so sorry that happened.