Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Manners. Y U NO HAVE?!

As the mother of a 6 year old, I can't even begin to describe the incredible responsibility it is to ensure you raise an obedient, caring and polite child who will hopefully grow into a polite and law-abiding adult.

Right now my daughter is going through this phase of grilling me about bad words. It's awful that she knows so many. She went through a period where she yelled "Dammit!" all the time.

Spongebob Squarepants not on? Dammit!

No hot dogs for dinner? Dammit!

Can't wear the winter boots Gramma bought me to bed? Dammit!

Anyhow, where to go with this? Oh yes. This morning. Of course there's a story!

I took the subway from Union. I got off at Queen (it was a morning where I just didn't feel like walking) and rode the escalator up to the northbound side. The "single" escalator up.

When I take an escalator, I don't use it like I would stairs. I remain standing in one spot and if it's wide enough, I stand to the right.

I'm almost at the top when this guy in a suit (old enough to be my dad) comes flying up behind me (because you could hear a train coming in) and says, "C'mon, come on, COME ON! Bitch! MOVE!" to me.

The hell?

I turned around and told him that an "Excuse me" and "Please" would suffice. In return he muttered something I couldn't make out AND ... AND ... as he ran for the train, which he had plenty of time to catch due to the volume of people waiting, yelled the "C-word" over his shoulder.

I want to say that I pulled off my bag and beat the crap out of him but I didn't because I really am not that kind of person as much I threaten I would do such a thing. I really shouldn't have allowed him to get away with disrespecting me like that seeing as I didn't do anything wrong.

I was super early for work. I could have followed him onto the train. I'm mad that I didn't ask him what his mother did wrong. He should be ashamed of himself.


Harith said...

I love how people are in such a rush to run for a train when the next one is a minute away.

Anonymous said...

I know!
We GO train people are in awe of such behaviour.

Squiggles said...

It is the sense of entitlement.

When I come across such "gems" as these people, I make it my purpose to hold up the line/take up as much space as possible to make their lives difficult.

It is their own fault that they are late. And with the subways running more frequently than the GO, no excuse for such behaviour, let alone the language.

Tim K. said...

Guess someone should have taken the stairs!
In my 5o plus years, I've never called a woman that word.
Even if you'd followed him and gave him a piece of your mind, bad behaviour does stem from childhood and you'd never be able to right the wrongs of his parents.

Dib said...

There is absolutely. no. excuse. for a male calling a woman that word! None. He should have his mouth wasn't out with strong, astringent soap. I volunteer - and I need helpers!

Dib said...

Oops, seeing red doesn't help one's typing - his mouth should be WASHED out with bleach!

Ashley said...

I always laugh at the people at Ajax who haul ass to catch the 7:30 express to Union in the morning. Are they not aware that another one comes 6 minutes later and is also express? Kills me.

ExGOnowTTC said...

I confront these wastes of dna when they do this now. Granted i'm 6 foot and solidly built, but it's great watch mr business suit try to be all superior only to be shaking.
I see these types all the time on Bay Street. Time to put some chlorine in the gene pool.

lswgirl13 said...

I can and use almost every nasty word available but that is one word I just can't bring myself to say. That guy is a turdy douche.

Anonymous said...

he should of thrown a punch at you. Shoudln't uyou be ina kitchen somewhere making a sandiwcjh?

Kathy said...

For me, those are fighting words. It has been awhile but the last time someone called me a name and refused to apologize, I got right in his face. It escalated to the point where the police were called. I was livid at the situation but satisfied that I took control of it, rather than just be a victim.

I'm not one to let people get away with this crap.

jimmy said...

I think the troll is getting out of hand.
Here's what he/she looks like.