Today I had to run to Target to grab a couple of things. I had to take a peek at shoes for Henri. His feet are huge &grow faster than anyone else's in this house. We don't happen to have a pair rn that fit him as a hand me down.
I had done all of my shopping...maskless... and 👇
Went to look at shoes. There was a mother &her three boys in the shoe area. All were masked. (I didn't see another unmasked person at all tho there were some who half had them on for the show of it all...) the boys were all 5 &under. I'm looking at prices &hear one of them 👇
Gasp! Literally. He drew in air with tremendous noise..."MOM! THERES A PERSON WITH NO MASK!" I smiled at him. Bc I smile at people. Smiles are important. Mom starts giggling quietly... obviously amused. Boy keeps on for the next few minutes about how I don't have a mask on 👇
Mom turns her cart around the corner &they go around to the main aisle. They see me again &the boy said "there she is again! That lady has no mask on!" Mom laughs loudly this time &says in perfect passive aggressive MN pitch "I knooow! It's unfair isn't it that some people👇
Think they don't have to follow the rules." The kid keeps talking and mom keeps laughing and then I didn't hear them anymore.

I had tears well up... not because I was hurt in any way, but bc those children were.

Their mother thought it fine to bully a stranger passively 👇
And also encourage her children to do the same.

And we wonder why we see videos of screaming college freshmen making girls cry, or abusing elderly people trying to cross streets.

Parents. Are. Teaching. Them.

I came home&told Travis about it &just cried. The world is shit. End
One more... she used her children to do what she very likely would not have done if she were by herself.... which is what makes this so awful.
And be assured... had those children not been there, I have no problem standing up for myself in very direct terms. I have such an encounter on video. A couple of them in fact. The fact is these kids had no idea what they were doing even if their mother did. It wouldn't have 👇
Been fair or responsible of me to bite back at the mother. I was just sad for them.

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