So today I took my girls to their weekly McDonalds
bribery treat and as they were biting ravenously into their freshly made nuggets (something I always request because this Maccas is totally awesome at serving them freaking stale) a mother/nanny/babysitter/random-stranger/aunty/ kidnapper sitting close to me starts repetitively, aggressively telling the toddler she was caring for to shut the f*uck up.
This child could be no more than, say, three.
And then, to make matters worse, she starts arguing with her husband/partner/sperm-doner/friend/partner-in-crime, shouting all kinds of expletives leading to my little, tiny girls dropping their nuggets and staring in confuzzlement/fear/worry/bemusement.
Side note: Today is clearly the day of the slash. ///
Once her tanty was over, she collected her family/step-family/random group of humans and got her arse out of there and all the patrons just sighed great big-mac odoured breaths of relief.
So why didn’t anyone say anything, I hear you ask in outrage? Why did everyone allow this abusive woman to shout and yell and swear and act like a complete and utter bogan?
Look I can’t speak for anyone but myself but I’ll tell you this for free. I was alone with my kids, and it just felt really right to shut the hell up – especially since she wasn’t actually physically abusing her assemblage. But if I was a few heads taller and perhaps carried a bit more muscle and I was without my little girls, well then yeah, maybe I would have spoken up. Not that I condone violence but at least I would stand a chance of surviving if it got to that.
But in this case, I just wanted the menace to society to leave the building. STAT.
Anyway while I really hate being Mrs McJudgey Pants, I’m afraid I can’t help myself in this instance. Besides, I’m more arsehole than usual today.
These people. They were absolute bogans.
If that offends you, I apologise. But witnessing a woman tell a toddler to shut the fu*ck up just really freaking got my goat.
Is it possible to de-boganise people? Does this woman even know she’s a bogan? Can’t people of these type just quietly remove themselves from the civilised world and migrate to a planet tailor-made for all their public-fuck-offs and child-scaring scenes in family ‘restaurants’ so we can eat all the lard in peace?
Are some people just bogans and that’s that?All comments read, appreciated and responded to. So thank you x