Thursday, August 30, 2007

An Observation in Target

I mentioned going to Target a couple of nights ago and only spending $56. Hooray! I couldn't help but overhearing a mother/daughter "conversation" just as I walked in the store.

This mid '30s mother was hustling herself and her 10ish year old daughter towards the door. The mother was literally screaming at the girl.

"You were ARGUING with me!"
"No, Mommy, I wasn't.
"YES, you were."
"No, Mommy."
Even louder, "You were! You were arguing about whether those shoes had high heels or not."
"No, I just said --"
"You WERE arguing with me. You said they were high heels and I said they weren't. You were arguing with me."
"But --"
"See? You're arguing with me! If I say something, don't argue with me. Why do you always have to argue with me?" It went on and on until they were out the door.

This is where my mother, Minnie, would have quietly said, "Just wait until I get you in the car." Yeowie! We all know what that meant! ROFLOL

Maybe this is why I only spent $56. Hmmm...........


Susie said...

This mother is going to wonder why her daughter doesn't want to talk to her when she's 13!!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the mother needs to stop being such a blankity blank! LOL If the kid is argumentative, sounds like she learned it from her mom.

The Calico Cat said...

Your mom waited for the car? My mom took me to the ladies room - everyone knew what happened by the time we were leaving the store.

Erin said...

sounds as if the mother couldn't stop being antagonistic with the daughter also! what a great role model for a mom huh? I hope you were happy with what you purchased anyway!!!

Yvonne said...

I would have gotten "the look" and maybe a pinch. Would have known to keep my mouth

Lindah said...

Yah, takes 2 to make an argument!

Sweet P said...

That mom needs a lesson in being a mother. I can't stand it when parents behave that way. C'mon "aruging" about the height of shoe heels? Guve me a break. There are more important issues for them to be talking about.

Laurie Ann said...

Wow, sounds like the mother was not providing a good example to the girl. No wonder!! I would have gotten in trouble if I was sassy, but I would have gotten "the look" and wilted.