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Old 06.05.2012, 20:30
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Re: Are my children semi-invisible!?

One question to the OP: Was it one of the Migros supermarkets in the train station (especially the one upstairs)?
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Old 06.05.2012, 20:35
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Thanks and no they are not they are my babies
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Re: Are my children semi-invisible!?

I've read the OP a few times now. Can you quote me the sentence where he expects to have people in supermarkets worship his kids?

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You are accusing the world of not worshipping your children as much as your precious treasures deserves it in your loving parent eyes. I don't care and won't ever care about your emotional problems about perception of other people's normal behaviour. End of story.

You display the behaviour of a diva. Now groan as much as you want.
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I've read the OP a few times now. Can you quote me the sentence where he expects to have people in supermarkets worship his kids?
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...0094150AApRNCU
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Re: Are my children semi-invisible!?

I take my 4 y.o. to the grocery store with me every day and, while he's not always angelic, I've never encountered any problems with people being rude to us. Actually, I've encountered just the opposite. Recently we were at Migros and my son bumped into the lady in front of us in the check-out line. My German is crap and still not my go-to language, so I apologized to her profusely in English, hoping that even if she didn't speak English she would understand from my tone of voice and facial expressions just how sorry I was for the little guy bumping into her. Then I had my son apologize to her. She smiled but otherwise didn't respond, so I wasn't sure what to think. As she was packing her groceries she opened a box of chocolates she had just purchased, handed one to my son, and said, "Thank you for apologizing for bumping me". Then she told me to keep up the good work and gave me a chocolate, too! I can tell you that NEVER would have happened to me in the States...

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Old 06.05.2012, 21:10
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Re: Are my children semi-invisible!?

i've seen far more adults misbehaving in public places than children. honestly, i'd take a crying child over a crazy adult fighting over points in coop and rolling the cart into my sons head instead saying excuse me or asking him to move. frankly, kids have excuses- they're learning this stuff and if their parents aren't teaching them manners than you should show them.
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Old 06.05.2012, 21:16
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Re: Are my children semi-invisible!?

Zzzzzzzzzzzzz......

With all due respect.

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i've seen far more adults misbehaving in public places than children. honestly, i'd take a crying child over a crazy adult fighting over points in coop and rolling the cart into my sons head instead saying excuse me or asking him to move. frankly, kids have excuses- they're learning this stuff and if their parents aren't teaching them manners than you should show them.
Exactly. And how are they to learn if not in everyday situations, including ones like shopping, even though it can be boring sometimes?

Letting children participate in putting items on the conveyor belt (while loading it as well yourself, so as not to slow down things) and letting them help choose the food are some ways to show them how they can manage these situations on their own once they are a bit older and mom sends them out to buy a quart of milk and the like
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Re: Are my children semi-invisible!?

there is a store in ny that has a sign saying 'unattended children will be given an espresso and a puppy. i like that tactic
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there is a store in ny that has a sign saying 'unattended children will be given an espresso and a puppy. i like that tactic
I heard that espresso is not good for kids teeth and with dentist prices in Switzerland I am not sure that is a good idea.

Google gave me better option

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Re: Are my children semi-invisible!?

I have never noticed behaviour as reported by the OP towards my kid. Therefore I can only assume that his/her kids really are semi-invisible.
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I take my 4 y.o. to the grocery store with me every day and, while he's not always angelic, I've never encountered any problems with people being rude to us. Actually, I've encountered just the opposite. Recently we were at Migros and my son bumped into the lady in front of us in the check-out line. My German is crap and still not my go-to language, so I apologized to her profusely in English, hoping that even if she didn't speak English she would understand from my tone of voice and facial expressions just how sorry I was for the little guy bumping into her. Then I had my son apologize to her. She smiled but otherwise didn't respond, so I wasn't sure what to think. As she was packing her groceries she opened a box of chocolates she had just purchased, handed one to my son, and said, "Thank you for apologizing for bumping me". Then she told me to keep up the good work and gave me a chocolate, too! I can tell you that NEVER would have happened to me in the States...
Hey I just had a good day ;-)
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OP's German skills are relevant to the argument. He is living in a German speaking country, hence his problems. My English skills are not and I'm not living in an English speaking country, hence my absence of problems.
And yes, I expect people to be educated enough to think with logic. Which is not always the case... obviously.

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Re: Are my children semi-invisible!?

Maybe we should have a thread where breeders and non breeders ask each other questions. Shall I start one?
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Old 06.05.2012, 23:56
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Re: Are my children semi-invisible!?

To the OP, not sure if your kids are semi-invisible or perhaps even semi-visible.

I do however, think my kid must have been totally invisible the other day when she ran ahead to hold the door open for me and then waited, patiently holding the door, for the two women walking about 50m behind us. Obviously she was totally invisible because they sailed right through without as much as a glance down at her.

So, yeah, it's not always easy trying to raise thoughtful, decent and respectful kids when many around them are rude arseholes. But at least I get some very good examples to illustrate to my "spawn" how NOT to behave.
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To the OP, not sure if your kids are semi-invisible or perhaps even semi-visible.

I do however, think my kid must have been totally invisible the other day when she ran ahead to hold the door open for me and then waited, patiently holding the door, for the two women walking about 50m behind us. Obviously she was totally invisible because they sailed right through without as much as a glance down at her.

So, yeah, it's not always easy trying to raise thoughtful, decent and respectful kids when many around them are rude arseholes. But at least I get some very good examples to illustrate to my "spawn" how NOT to behave.
That has happened many times to me and I ain't no kid. Maybe I was semi-visible or translucent so they saw my child like heart
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That has happened many times to me and I ain't no kid. Maybe I was semi-visible or translucent so they saw my child like heart
Or they are just old brat and spawn who didn't have a proper education or grow as bitter people.
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OP's German skills are relevant to the argument. He is living in a German speaking country, hence his problems. My English skills are not and I'm not living in an English speaking country, hence my absence of problems.
And yes, I expect people to be educated enough to think with logic. Which is not always the case... obviously.

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Faultlad, your English is not up to it. No native English speaker needs to look up a definition of sanctimonious. Your posts, signature and overall attitude most certainly are sanctimonious.
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I have 2 kids always took them shopping with me never ran around in the supermarket always stayed by my side, if my kids wanted to run around I took them to the park.
unfortunately, not all parents are as mindful. some let their kids go wandering around the supermarket and then get irate at other shoppers when their kids inevitably get in the way.
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