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    Default Other people's children; A Cautionary Tale.

    I'm 42 but I had two weird experiences involving 30ish Moms in the last 6 months.I 'll tell you the most recent.I was a bit shook by it to be honest.I was attending mass , queuing for Communion , when I saw a 2 year old climbing a table. It looked like an accident about to happen ,so I picked her up and told her go to her Mammy. The child climbed again. I went back, I felt an arm on my hand. It was the mother .She was standing next to her daughter ,all the time. She was angry at me. I aplologised , received and left.

    Why would you be angry at a stranger helping your child?
    Why would you watch your child put herself in dangers way?
    What is the etiquette in these situations?

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    A 42 year old male attending mass and queuing for Communion picking up an unrelated little girl?
    “That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.” - Christopher Hitchens

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    Positioning yourself directly between the mother and the offspring. Lethal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Area View Post
    A 42 year old male attending mass and queuing for Communion picking up an unrelated little girl?
    You might read the OP's sig and modify your silly comment. Then you could enter into the discussion.

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    You we're well within your rights to tell the mother to get her act together and mind her child properly, like responisble parents do.
    A few weeks before my grandfather died, he started dipping his feet in a bucket of lard.
    He went downhill very fast after that.

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    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh.

    I cannot stand parents who don't look after their kids and you are left either annoyed by the behaviour, the kid running wild, or worried, the kid doing something dangerous.

    The other day I was in a restaurant and a 3 year old ran out the door into a street with traffic. Was waiting for one of them to get up, was wondering if I should do something and then thought screw it, not my problem, they'll only get mad if I give them my advice or intervene.

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    I spoke to a Lifeguard last year who rescued two kids from drowning. On both occasions the parents roundly abused him.

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    Oh, and while I'm at it, the parent who plasters pics of their kids all over the Internet to drum up likes on Facebook. No no no no no no no.

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    You need a licence to have a dog, but..........
    You'll never go broke appealing to the lowest common denominator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewGoldDream View Post
    Oh, and while I'm at it, the parent who plasters pics of their kids all over the Internet to drum up likes on Facebook. No no no no no no no.

    Drives me mad , like if you love your kids, I call them Facebook parents as the only place them seem to show love to the kids is on Facebook!

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