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Old 07-01-2008, 11:20 PM   #1
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The vent thread would do too. We have a 'what made you smile', this 'made me fume'.

Daughter is having a real hard time with many issues right now. She has two little tiny ones that she is taking care of alone. She took them to Wal Mart today to get some groceries. Driving her brothers car since hers is in the dealership getting worked on. Pulled into the parking spot, got the two baby's out, there was a ladys purse in a shopping cart where a car had just pulled in to park. Some were looking at it like what to do, and she thought if she lost her purse, she'd be freaked. So, as not to let anyone simply steal the purse, she grabbed it, took the two baby's by their little hands, and headed into the store to turn it into the customer service. It was windier than crazy, and when pulling the purse out and walking away, the wind took the shopping cart a few inches and into this car that had just pulled in. The cart was in that space already, all my daughter did was take the purse out of it, and due to the wind, it moved a few inches. Not because of her, but because of the wind and the fact that the car parked where there was already a shopping cart that could blow into it anyway. The car is a beater, totally messed up and there was no way anything was done to that piece of messed up work.

The drunk young woman got out of her car and chased my daughter into Wal Mart after screaming and swearing and yelling and cursing and going on and on to her in front of the kids, who at that point were now crying. She wouldn't stop and wanted my daughters information. Took her car license number down and threatened her with getting her personal info from that.

Daughter went into Wal Mart where she went to the door greeter but the drunk jerk followed her in and got to that person first. Daughter said, "don't worry, I'm on my way to the customer service to get away from her and turn this purse in I found."

Now running in is the woman who lost her purse. She sees her purse and want to know who turned it in. By now, the screaming drunk is cursing and Wal Mart supers are asking her to leave and stop using this language. The purse loser thanks daughter, both of them are crying, so are the baby's, she says, "God bless you," to daughter and heads out.

All she was trying to do was be a good samaritan but instead she got bullied by a drunk idiot in front of the children and had to be escorted out by security as she feared that drunk would be outside waiting for her by her car. She was.

Daughter called me crying and sometimes there isn't enough a mother can say to calm one of her children down and settle things and make them right. I think this person should be arrested for disturbing the peace, cursing in front of children and threatening daughter with getting money out of her for nothing my daughter did.

Thanks for letting me vent. I am a fuming fool here. After hearing this I'm seeing RED.......aAAgh!

If need be, this can be blended into venting.


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Old 07-01-2008, 11:44 PM   #2
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No problem, Lefselover.
Your daughter called you 'cause she knew you were the
"right" choice. Sometimes it's not the words to say, but the listening. By the story you told, I know you did that,
and am sure your DD does too.
There's no rationalizing with a drunk. No way, no how.
Play it down with the kids, by just explaining, sometimes people do bad things, but it's over now.
We're all ok, and we're not gonna let it ruin the rest of our day.
I understand, and know from experience, it's not always a big thing that knocks you down, but mounting a multitude of many little things.
Sorry to hear when good deeds get punished.

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Old 07-02-2008, 01:10 AM   #3
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I'd tell my kids that sometimes people get so angry that they are just mean and that is not the way to be. Then I'd make sure not to have anything to do with them..Chances are they are this way all the time and who knows what they might pull..You daughter can also tell her babies to alway stand up for the ones who have lost something and need a helping hand. That in the end it will come back to them in many ways..They now know that mom can be trusted and will always do the right thing..Right wins over wrong and Mom
will always be there and show them the way..Walk away from bad and walk to good..Your daughter did the right thing Lefse, see how wonderful she is thanks to you..Strong and brave.
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Old 07-02-2008, 08:16 AM   #4
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thanks for letting me get my ugly thoughts out.
sometimes, it's hard to keep a mouth shut, for me anyway.
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Old 07-02-2008, 08:18 AM   #5
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vent away! You taught your daughter to be a good person! Be proud of that.
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Old 07-02-2008, 08:34 AM   #6
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Cheers to you for being a mom you can call at such a time.
I wouldn't think for a second to call my mother if I were upset.
You have raised a great bunch of people, no suprise there!
Not that there's anything wrong with that.....
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Old 07-02-2008, 09:10 AM   #7
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lefse, tell your daughter the next time someone starts screaming at her, especially by a person who appears drunk, and doubly especially when it happens with her kids about, to cal 911 immediately. you never know what some whack job might do, or how things could escalate.
she was smart to get an escort back to her car. and she's a good person for returning the purse. an awful lot of people would have cleaned it out before turning it in. by being calm, she taught her own children an important lesson, and the best lessons are taught by example.

as kids are a reflection of their parents, kudos to you, for having raised a decent person and a good mom, and for being one yourself.
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Old 07-02-2008, 09:22 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by LEFSElover View Post

All she was trying to do was be a good samaritan but instead
she got bullied by a drunk idiot in front of the children and had to be escorted out by security as she feared that drunk would be outside waiting for her by her car.
She was not trying. She succeeded. She did the right thing on many levels. It sucks she had to deal with that drunk idiot, but karma who show it's face and the drunk will get whats coming to her and your daughter will get what is coming to her too. I am glad there are people like your daughter in the world!
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Old 07-02-2008, 11:23 AM   #9
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I'm going to be late quite possibly to work today. The traffic bit the big one, I didn't get off the freeway in time to get there correctly, and now reading this once again, I'm reduced to tears.
Thank you all for your help in what to do, what was done and how important it is to maintain a clean lifestyle.
I will call her later today and tell her next time this happens, call 911.
Thought of that last night too, but already off the phone with her before I could get it out.
She was crying again last night when she had the baby's in the tub talking to me. Her dad wanted to know what had happened, I didn't want to repeat the whole dirty incident to him, it only upsets me too, so I told him to ask her. He called her, she said, "Dad, I'm trying to put it behind me. I don't want to discuss it anymore, the kids are right here with me, they're in the tub."
She is an incredible woman, I don't know how my husband and I managed to raise such a wonderful girl, but it may have helped all the prayers offered up for her.
NITWIT woman, really chaps my hide though. Yesterday was her lucky day, as I wasn't there.
My husband was driving the freeway in Vegas one day last year. All our kids live there. He was towing the boat, readying it for the lake when he noticed he was being tailgated big time, like on his butt or the boats' butt. He kept driving, the guy didn't get off his rear, so he pulled into the next lane. The tailgater pulled up next to him and flashed a handgun. Like, don't mess with me you *^%&(^*%**er...........Great place Vegas, I tell ya, great place
About the same time last year, our DIL was driving to work during dusk. She noticed she was being followed so tried to skirt the driver and try different unfamiliar streets to her on her way to work. The driver didn't let up, on her butt too, she was scared to death. Made it to work, pulled up to the EMGR entrance where a cop sits 24/7. That's the only reason that idiot left, he saw the cop there, she was scared witless and once again, that dipwads lucky day I wasn't present. Again, Vegas baby Vegas...
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Old 07-02-2008, 02:10 PM   #10
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LEFSE, I know from experience that we never stop worrying about our children, even when they are adults. We especially want to protect them from disappointment and hurt feelings. You have raised a strong daughter who did the right thing, and persisted, even though it would have been much easier to just throw up her hands and give up. I am troubled, though, by Walmart's failure to deal with the drunken woman who was accosting her on their property. THEY should have called the police. Their failure to do so placed their customer and her children in jeopardy. If it were me, I would followup with the manager and find out why they allowed this to happen.

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