7.09.2010

Dear Redneck at Wal-Mart...

Dear Redneck Employee at Wal-Mart and any other moron,

Apparently your mother didnt teach you any manners, so I think it is my civic duty to do so. When you came up as I browsed the baby aisle and asked my child's name, I cheerfully told you. I said "Keating" (nearly hyperventilating that you touched my baby's foot.) As you responded with "KEEETIN? Hmm, he's gonna wanna go by his middul name. "What's his middul name?" I fought the urge to say something condescending. So I replied with "Bradford" as I tried to ignore you, because at this point, you were getting on my nerves and you had already proved your stupidity. When you said " Weyul maybe he can go by Brad" I shortly responded with "No.... his NAME is KEATING" And if you couldnt stick your foot any further in your toothless mouth... you thought an appropriate response was "Weyul, he's gonna hayyte you as a teenager!"

I am proud of myself for only retaliating with "That's a pretty rude thing to say" and walking away. Because if I said what I was thinking, I would have been a lot more blunt. I would have started with "What do you know about a family name you dumb hick? I'm sure the only name passed down in your family is BUBBA! Why do you think it is appropriate to offer your personal opinions on my child's name?"

Which brings me to my next point... the morons. Why is it that people like yourself feel it necessary to say stupid things to people with babies or pregnant women??? If you met an adult would you immediately say "wow, that name sucks, you should go by your middle name!" Of course you wouldnt, that would be rude! So what makes it okay for you to say it to a baby!?

On to the pregnant women... it is NOT OKAY to make a comment about how big or small a women is when she is carrying a baby. Would you approach a lady and say "wow, you're pretty big! or wow you're so small, are you sure you're eating enough? NO, YOU WOULDNT. Therefore, it is also inappropriate to say that to a pregnant woman. What is it about people when they see babies and pregnant bellies? They just cant keep their thoughts and hands to themselves. Which reminds me. DONT TOUCH MY BABY OR MY PREGNANT BELLY WITH YOUR NASTY HANDS. DISGUSTING!






24 comments:

  1. Oooh don't you just love people like that! Ugh...i totally agree with everything you said!

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  2. Oh my gosh!!! How rude!! I would be so irritated, but in a way, you have to laugh at the ignorance...because that's all it is!!

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  3. So rude and very frustrating to deal with... sorry you had to put up with that! I actually avoid Wal-mart at all costs, b/c I was constantly being asked for money by other shoppers!!!

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  4. Ugh people always try to shorten my name and my son's name....I should start just making up new, insulting names for those people and see how they like it when someone doesn't like their name lol!

    I just ignore these types of strangers - if they say they dont like the name I just walk away.

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  5. It is SO rude, and I've had a similar situation! I would just rather them say, oh, that's nice even if they don't approve of my name selection!

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  6. You crack me up, oh the things I have to look forward to! Wal-Mart is the absolute worst place to go! Last time I went there with he hubbs I left there screaming that we were never coming back!

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  7. OMG, I probably would've punched that hick in his toothless mouth! lol Honestly, I give you a lot of credit for being so polite about the situation. Do people even THINK before they talk sometimes?! It's really amazing to me. I'm sorry you had to deal with that kind of stupidity.

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  8. annnnd thats why i dont go to walmart. haha but seriously, ppl are like that. belly touching, offering their opinions..ugh. annoying.

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  9. It is amazing to me how rude some people can be!

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  10. Some people!! I don't know if I could have bit my tongue like you! He is just a red-neck like you said!

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  11. You should go back and get his name and go straight to the manager! And tell him to keep his hands off or Shonnie will go and give him a piece of her mind and I wont be nice about it!

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  12. i hate walmart. i try my best to avoid it like the plague. we are about to move back to the house we own in TN, and i DREAD it b/c everyone there is like that... :( its a really small town. and i am not as nice as you. i can't handle people acting like that! i'm sorry you had that experience. :(

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  13. good for you, darlin! everyone has an opinion, don't they!

    i do like pregnant bellies. i asked to touch one once in desperation! that is a story for another time. ;)

    x

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  14. that person is beyond rude! keating is such a nice masculine name I have had people say things like that about our babys middle name louise which I love because it was both of my grandmothers names but nobody bothers to ask that before they say something like how old fashioned like is an old moldy dress

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  15. How rude! Though I have to admit that the way you tell the story is pretty funny!

    PS- I hoped you soaked Keating's foot in antibacterial gel ;)

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  16. Awful... you certainly have a good way of telling it though! Bubba.... I literally laughed out loud!!!! I LOVE IT... haha! Have a great weekend! TGIF!!!!

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  17. OMG seriously?! I cannot even believe someone said that! What a loser. It would have been hard for me not to say something mean... good job to you haha!

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  18. Wow, that is so past rude. I LOLed at your Bubba comment... awesome! I swear, people just LOVE to share their opinions on baby names. I either get "cool name" or "oh..." when I tell them Knox's name.

    And I JUST posted on the same thing with psychos touching my baby! We just spent the week in Florida, and I kid you not, he was reached for by no less than five people when we were at Universal Studios (two caught him). I had to pull his little arm back and said "Don't touch him!" more than once. Oy. It makes me cringe to think about it.

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  19. I 100% agree with you! I wrote a similar post about people telling me how big/small I was when I was prego!
    http://myfirstbabybump.blogspot.com/2010/03/word-to-wise.html

    People are so annoying! :)

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  20. wow sorry this happened to you! that would bug me but sadly, some people are just rude and don't have a sense of what's appropriate in public.

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  21. WOW... so much in common, read your bio... i stay home with the kiddos, all about my family, LOOOOOOVE my boston terrier (Eleanor), live in the south, husband is from GA and GA football is a MUST in our house. WOAH. Nice to meet ya. Oh, and we BOTH have GORGEOUS kids.

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  22. Wow, that would totally send me off the deep end!!

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  23. No kidding. People are the problem, especially at Walmart.

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