WOW.I would like to school strangers on this little thing called MANNERS that the rest of us learned.The only thing one ought to say in a store to a stranger is, "can I help you with that," if it is warranted; nothing else, and CERTAINLY nothing about the number of one's children, with some handy racial slurs thrown in!!!Sheesh.
Tanita, I know, right? I can't even imagine talking to a stranger that way. Or *anyone.* I thought of you, actually, after I read that piece -- I was thinking about all the people I know who don't happen to have children -- all the beautiful, amazing people -- and of how they are not the kinds of people who would ever speak as that woman did, and of how I couldn't begin to imagine passing judgment like that on the lives of others. And I thought of how people -- friends -- like us interact. And it all comes down to mutual respect, treating other humans with dignity and respect and the courtesy with which we'd like to be treated. And that has nothing to do with the size or shape of our families. It's just what's right.
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