Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Dear BJ's customer...

It was nice of you to admire my daughters.  Yes, they do both have very blue eyes.  Yes, they are very sweet.  However, after remarking about how adorable Camille is, you really didn't need to look at Adeline and say, "You're pretty too sweetheart, just not NEARLY as pretty as your baby sister."

OH YES HE DID!!!  I know her hair had a bit of post-nap craziness going on but SERIOUSLY you can't say things like that to another human being, especially not a kid!  I am so glad her little two year old self was oblivious to the whole thing.  Unbelievable!  I didn't know exactly how to respond so I just said, "Yes, I have been blessed with TWO beautiful girls."

19 comments:

Mary@notbefore7 said...

YOu, my dear friend, have much more self-control than I do...that is SO HORRID!!!!

Mari said...

Oh my word! What was he thinking - or not thinking?
They are both adorable anyway!

KCB said...

*mouth hangs open* That is soooo not cool! What mean, mean man! I would have throttled him.

jj said...

Awful!!!!!

Growin' with it! said...

probably would not be nice of me to share all the "come backs" that cross my mind as i read this, huh?! ☺

Nancy said...

Make sure we go to BJs together next time. You KNOW Linus has got Adeline's (and Camille's for that matter) back. Unbelievable!!!!

Just Mom said...

The guy obviously has an issue with his eyesight, because BOTH of your girls are beautiful.

What a fool.

~Ginger said...

Unbelievable! Where do people get off thinking they have the right to open their mouths and let garbage roll off the end of their tongues? This makes me furious! Being the mom of three daughters I know the struggles they all have had between themselves as to who is the prettiest, the thinnest, the smartest. All the insecurity junk. No one has the right to plant that garbage into the heart of a little child no matter how young she is. She's God little beauty and we all know it!

krista said...

Oh no he didn't! W-O-W.
Thank goodness Adeline was oblivious. I've had some similar things spoken to me as an older child and young adult and though I've dealt with it, they still sting.

Both of your girls are precious. Unnamed BJ's customer should wear a muzzle.

Anonymous said...

This had to be an elderly man. And beware this won't end for a while. People gravitate to the youngest child.

Heidi

Momma Roar said...

LOL! Yes, you have more self control than most.

I would have asked, "Do you, sir, have a brother? If you do, I bet he's better looking and has more tact than you!"

heehee

Both your girls are cuties!!!!

Monica said...

omg, the horror. Once when Ron was out with the kids and I wasn't along some lady asked where Ron adopted the kids from. He explained that his wife was Korean. Again she repeated the question where did he adopt them from. Some people, hmph!

LifeAtTheCircus.com said...

People truly amaze me! I can't believe he had the gull (gall?) how do I spell that?
Wow!

Andrea @ The Train To Crazy said...

Wow. How did he feel when you smacked him?

Short Stop said...

I would have been furious. But, you did the right thing in your response. Grace - it's you.

Musicaljean said...

That's almost unbelievable. First of all, because it's so not true - they're both so beautiful - but also that anyone could be that insensitive.

joana ahn said...

wow, that's amazingly insensitive!

Kara said...

Are you even kidding me??? I think I would have just been in such shock too that I wouldn't have known what to say. However, had my older child been able to understand - that would have been a whole different ball game! Sorry you had to endure one of the many ignorant people in the world. You are blessed with 2 beautiful girls!!

jenniferw said...

He's probably been told all his life that he's not as handsome as his brother.