I heard about something the other day but dismissed it as impossible. I know that flying has changed a lot the last few years. People don’t “dress” to fly anymore. Not all flight attendants look like Miss America contestants; and unless you’re flying first class, flying for the most part, is usually at least somewhat unwonderful.
But some asshat really did this–to a toddler?
He did just that.
As if his words weren’t bad enough, he actually slapped the child!
Who hasn’t been stuck on a plane with a crying child?
I know I have, more than once; but anyone with one molecule of sense knows that there are few options for the parent.
Sometimes, no matter what’s tried, a crying infant or toddler just can’t be comforted.
Just what did this walking pile of excrement trying to pass himself off a human being want the mother to do?
It’s not like she could take the crying child outside after all.
So what’s a sane person to do in this situation?
Suck it up, be a responsible adult. Put in your earplugs or put on your headphones and remember, you were little once too, before you turned into a curmudgeon. And if you didn’t remember to bring a pair of earplugs look at it as a learning experience. You won’t forget them again next time.
As for me, all I can say is that it’s good I didn’t see Mr. Joe Rickey Hundley slap that toddler; or I’d be facing jail time too.
I’m curious, what would you have done had you seen him do that?