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Old 16.04.2011, 14:06
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MusikChick: You changed your last post a bit and took out a sentence that I could relate to. Enough said.
Yes, she should have keep it there because I don't mind. I am more than happy to have her to argue with. Because she is well balance in her opinions and doesn't let arguements get into emotions and anger. We can always disagree and pat our backs right after.

I find her awesome and annoying in the same time and this is why I really like her. Nothing fake, nothing played. Always nice to have a good fight with her.

She knows how to be fair and doesn't keep a tab of arguements on someone.

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MusikChick: You changed your last post a bit and took out a sentence that I could relate to. Enough said.
I am slow, have school work in another 5 windows, ugh.
Didn't want to get this off-topicked.

The truth is, that I haven't figured the walking into you menace here yet, even after all these years. For reals. So how is a little kiddo supposed to figure out
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Old 16.04.2011, 14:19
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Re: Strangers hitting [walking straight into] your kids

You should chill Nil, and count the number of times people have been nice to your child and ignore the one time a prat acted like an idiot like that one..
This morning , we were nicely walking to the shop with my 7 and 2,5 year old. We met very nice people chatting to my girls on the way..then we reached coop when things got a bit more chaotic with my 2 girls pushing their mini trolleys and my 2.5 year old being not watching carefully where she was going . An old woman got annoyed and a bit scared to be run over but I was even more annoyed at myself for going shopping at 10.30 with everybody else. I should have gone when noone is there as i normally do..
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Yes, she should have keep it there because I don't mind. I am more than happy to have her to argue with. Because she is well balance in her opinions and doesn't let arguements get into emotions and anger. We can always disagree and pat our backs right after.

I find her awesome and annoying in the same time and this is why I really like her. Nothing fake, nothing played. Always nice to have a good fight with her.

She knows how to be fair and doesn't keep a tab of arguements on someone.

Oy...thanks. I think that's what growing up with two rough geek brothers constantly winding me up did to me Debates are good.

I shall print this and stick it on my locker door in la salle de maitres to look at after a horrible day, or after somebody walks into me, yet again, hahaha. Until then, zen. And you too, so you keep the babe's blood pressure alright.
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I hope your daughter is okay. Those lovely big brown eyes shouldn't have tears in them
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It could have been so much worse! Nil and her daughter could have been abducted by aliens! They could have stepped on a landmine! Or they could have been bored to death reading this post!

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- Because life isn't perfect and things happen,
- because Nil's child was probably less traumatized than Nil herself
- because Nil is making a mountain out of a molehill for whatever reason.
- because nothing of any consequence really happened

Last night, I spoke to a woman who's first child died at birth and her second has Down's Syndrome.
I also spoke to another woman who used to take care of young children whose mothers were suffering from post-natal depression.

Yeah, I need to walk away from these kind of posts. It's OK to whine a bit but just keep it in perspective please.
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Old 16.04.2011, 14:36
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It's funny when people who don't have kids actually have all the solutions on how to prevent kids being hurt..
You too huh?

Must be a signal that I really should be out of the house instead of dividing my time between cleaning and computering today.

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I would loudly tell my kid to watch out for the "strange man" that is coming straight at her, (in a language that both he and she will understand
This is what I think should have happened.

When saying out loud, "Watch out, someone is about to knock into you!" (or whatever wording you choose), not only does the child hear it but also (hopefully) so does the dork who isn't paying attention to where he (or she) is going.

I find it kinda "interesting" that the presumption is that the guy had malicious intent rather than simply being a goofball lost in thought. Even though he may have seemed to be looking at Princess, there is no way to know for sure what he was actually "seeing."



While I do not have any kids (thanks sooooo much you two for reminding me of this sad fact), I DID raise my younger siblings while my mother was far too busy reading her paperback romances.

I also spent my high school years caring for neighbor kids.

So, while it is true I don't have any of my own, it's not like children are a foreign entity to me. I assure you, I have spent plenty of time around toddlers.
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Yesterday we were out and my daughter was happily walking and jumping around, like a toddler loves to do. The halle was large and empty. A man was coming our way and was looking straight at my daughter, she wasn't looking in front of her and the man (who was looking at her) walk straight into her. No attempt to avoid her, no attempt to stop, nope, all in full speed, hit her on her forehead and of course, she felt down crying while he bitched at her and walk away.
When I see kids (and adults for that matter) walking on a collision course with me I sometimes just stop and wait for them to collide. The shocked expression on their little faces as they look up at me (grinning ear to ear) is priceless. Most parents say "sorry" for their kids actions but I just wave it off and say no harm done.

My all time favorite though was when I saw a woman heading my way while she was deeply concentrating on her cell phone sms writing. I stopped and quickly spun 180° around to look in the opposite direction and waited for the inevitable. After the crash I slowly turned as I looked over my shoulder at her with a puzzled "excuse me..??" look on my face. The woman was falling over her apologies as her face turned the brightest red I ever saw on anyone.

Switzerland is a small country and people are going to bump into someone at some point in time (especially during Saturday shopping) and I've found that "most" Swiss are very courteous and apologetic when it does happen.
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You too huh?

Must be a signal that I really should be out of the house instead of dividing my time between cleaning and computering today.



This is what I think should have happened.

When saying out loud, "Watch out, someone is about to knock into you!" (or whatever wording you choose), not only does the child hear it but also (hopefully) so does the dork who isn't paying attention to where he (or she) is going.

I find it kinda "interesting" that the presumption is that the guy had malicious intent rather than simply being a goofball lost in thought. Even though he may have seemed to be looking at Princess, there is no way to know for sure what he was actually "seeing."



While I do not have any kids (thanks sooooo much you two for reminding me of this sad fact), I DID raise my younger siblings while my mother was far too busy reading her paperback romances.

I also spent my high school years caring for neighbor kids.

So, while it is true I don't have any of my own, it's not like children are a foreign entity to me. I assure you, I have spent plenty of time around toddlers.
Oh jaysus, ok, today is my official foot-in-the-mouth day. I said that since we have talked and I hold you high and strong, not to rub anything in. I edited so it wouldn't have been taken the wrong way, sorry it was painful. You know we can talk these things pretty openly, our angel babies probably hang together.

Honestly, when you have a 2yr old next to you and are spaced out just to deliver mom, even if you aren't and are uber paranoid about all possible dangers mom like me, sometimes you just do not expect a decent person to be aggressive. A guy walking into a little child so hard that the child ends up on the ground is not a goof. Yelling on a little child does nothing. It panics the child and immobilizes, actually. That's why I made that comment about "people w/o kids". You can't yell at a 2 yr old and think actual words will make a difference, they are physical beings, not verbal, yet. You can't yell "somebody", they have no idea what you mean by "somebody". You can point, explain, use that word in context. You can shoo them, sure, but yell to come to you, that works later. You would have to leap and grab and I assumed there was no time for that. Nor stamina, how is a 39-40wk prego supposed to leap?

Ok, no harm, all babes are ok, all moms are ok, everyone is ok....next.
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woow this is just getting into another dimension. Coool down people.

I'm going to run very fast across the thread and friendly-hit-hug every poster here. Beware! 3........2........Go!
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woow this is just getting into another dimension. Coool down people.

I'm going to run very fast across the thread and friendly-hit-hug every poster here. Beware! 3........2........Go!
Naaaa...cheap feels radar! Hahaha. Ok, chicks. Complicating things, as usual. It's true that far more people here are really well mannered and courteous rather than the odd weird walking space cadet.
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Re: Strangers hitting [walking straight into] your kids

The guy is obviously an A.....loch of the first class. While he may have been annoyed that a child is/was/may be running around in his path it still not a reason to do what he did. I agree with a previous comment that had the father been there this would probably not have happened.

I wonder if instead of a toddler being in "his" path it was an elderly person walking with a cane would he have knocked her/him down to the ground? I think not.

Basel is a small town. If he lives there you will most likely run into him ( no pun intended). So be prepared for him and other idiots like him.
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You too huh?

Must be a signal that I really should be out of the house instead of dividing my time between cleaning and computering today.



This is what I think should have happened.

When saying out loud, "Watch out, someone is about to knock into you!" (or whatever wording you choose), not only does the child hear it but also (hopefully) so does the dork who isn't paying attention to where he (or she) is going.

I find it kinda "interesting" that the presumption is that the guy had malicious intent rather than simply being a goofball lost in thought. Even though he may have seemed to be looking at Princess, there is no way to know for sure what he was actually "seeing."



While I do not have any kids (thanks sooooo much you two for reminding me of this sad fact), I DID raise my younger siblings while my mother was far too busy reading her paperback romances.

I also spent my high school years caring for neighbor kids.

So, while it is true I don't have any of my own, it's not like children are a foreign entity to me. I assure you, I have spent plenty of time around toddlers.
So this is why I am now sure that you understand than even if I told her loudly to be careful, she might not reacted right away.

I find it kind of interesting that the presumption you have that I didn't tell her anything, that I didn't try to move her and that he can't be just a pure and simple ass.

Especially after she felt with the reaction he had, it doesn't sounds to me like an old good chap that I wish I had a beer with.

Now I am trully sorry about the childless thing. I am sure it is the same for MusicChick, we didn't say you don't have a child in the way to turn the blade in the wound. Believe it or not, we are not trying to make you feel miserable about it. People don't think like that, at least not nice people.

Dogsitting doesn't make me an expert of all dogs nor of how they think, behave and react. Raising a dog may help me to understand a bit more how it does work. At least, I will be quite an expert to understand my dog's behavior, and not 100%. Same with kids.

You assume I didn,t say anything to my daughter, you assume the guy wasn't doing something with bad intention. You assume I insulted you in french and you assume we intentionally wanted to hurt you with the childless comments.

You could assume, that I have indeed said something to my daughter (and didn't react enough fast) and you could have assume the guy was indeed intentionally hitting my daughter. You could also assume I used a french expression that means something along the ''For God's sake'' in english, and you could also assume that when we said you didn't have kids, it was a general statement of someone who doesn't have one (including you, or anyone else who still doesn't have one).



You choose the assumption you prefered to believe.
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You didn't have to move anywhere. You could have told your daughter to watch out!
I am not convinced.

A) The grumpy git possibly was in a fury for reasons I don't know and simply storming forward in his fury, out to hit whomever .... and possibly afterwards felt silly

B) Many "aging" people to all appearances were born aged 32, and detest children

C) To say it again, it was an unfortunate incident, but possibly in real reality NOT avoidable
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I would say "jerk" out loud. Or "Böse". I dont know any german swear words but i will react real loud. And then buy my daughter ice cream!
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You could also assume I used a french expression that means something along the ''For God's sake'' in english, and you could also assume that when we said you didn't have kids, it was a general statement of someone who doesn't have one (including you, or anyone else who still doesn't have one).

You choose the assumption you prefered to believe.
I would try to relax, and to leave it behind you. In hindsight, I also might develop a dozen options of what you might/could/should have done (before+after) but when something like this happens, most of us, me included, are simply speechless. Rather try to enjoy the nice day, and forget it.
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Nil, believe me, your explanation did not make things better.
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Many of you said that if she was with my husband, it wouldn't have happened.

I find it interesting. Because actually everytime we go somewhere it is very crowded, I never get pushed or bumped into when I am with hubby. He is never bumbed either. But it is an interesting fact that on my own, I'll be pushed and bumped a lot but at the moment he is with us.... nada!

Maybe they are scared of him?
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So this is why I am now sure that you understand than even if I told her loudly to be careful, she might not reacted right away.

I find it kind of interesting that the presumption you have that I didn't tell her anything, that I didn't try to move her and that he can't be just a pure and simple ass.

Especially after she felt with the reaction he had, it doesn't sounds to me like an old good chap that I wish I had a beer with.

Now I am trully sorry about the childless thing. I am sure it is the same for MusicChick, we didn't say you don't have a child in the way to turn the blade in the wound. Believe it or not, we are not trying to make you feel miserable about it. People don't think like that, at least not nice people.

Dogsitting doesn't make me an expert of all dogs nor of how they think, behave and react. Raising a dog may help me to understand a bit more how it does work. At least, I will be quite an expert to understand my dog's behavior, and not 100%. Same with kids.

You assume I didn,t say anything to my daughter, you assume the guy wasn't doing something with bad intention. You assume I insulted you in french and you assume we intentionally wanted to hurt you with the childless comments.

You could assume, that I have indeed said something to my daughter (and didn't react enough fast) and you could have assume the guy was indeed intentionally hitting my daughter. You could also assume I used a french expression that means something along the ''For God's sake'' in english, and you could also assume that when we said you didn't have kids, it was a general statement of someone who doesn't have one (including you, or anyone else who still doesn't have one).



You choose the assumption you prefered to believe.
Hey, shouldn't you be like doing some needle work?
It's lot more productive. Patchwork is nice.

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Nil, believe me, your explanation did not make things better.
For the 2 of you. But not for others, apparently.
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