The Land of the Clueless

Posted on November 28, 2009. Filed under: Mommy Moments | Tags: |

I’m the first to admit I’m not perfect … in many ways.  If you don’t believe me, read my last post.  Having given this disclaimer, I can now complain about those people we face in the world that live in the land of the clueless.  You know the ones  – gabbing on their phone through a  green light, then they go when it turns yellow leaving you with the dastardly choice of running the red, or waiting for the next green.  Walking three wide down the aisle when you’re trying to get past them.  The dad who keeps his hands in his pocket forcing his young daughter to open the door for him.  Or the one we witnessed just today.

We decided to stop at a local mall to grab some lunch with the kiddos.  I used ‘getting to see Santa’ as the bargaining chip to get Punk to eat her lunch.  The kiddos stand nicely in line as we wait for Ms Clueless and her 13’ish month old baby in front of us.  Ms Clueless places baby on Santa’s lap.  Pictures taken, baby given book, baby ready to go back to Ms Clueless.  But where is Ms. Clueless.  She’s taken the stroller outside the Santa space to go around and look at the pictures.  Then she walks over to pay.  Then she walks back around to look at the pictures.  Then she decides she should come back around the front to pay.  All the while baby is on Santa’s lap bawling her head off because she wants Ms Clueless.  Santa keeps looking longingly at Ms Clueless, or any of the other helpers to point out to Ms Cluless that she could have put baby in the stroller at any point and walked her little errands.  But instead, she ignored screaming baby sitting on Santa’s lap while she walked around with the stroller.  She didn’t even feign to notice that baby had been crying when she eventually found her way to pick her up.  Amazing.

I challenge you to be aware of your surroundings.  Are you going to let the door shut on the little old lady trying to get her cart through?  Are you walking slowly down the middle of the car aisle while the cars back up behind you?  Please don’t.  Someday I will lose my patience and run your ass over.

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