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Posted on November 19 at 10:45 a.m.
Alternatively, maybe we mothers should toss out our comfy clothes and start dressing (and training) like Uma in Kill Bill. That might get the point across about a mother's fury if you mess with her and her child.
Once is enough. Don't try that with me again. Ever.
Remember what Uma did to Elle Driver?
Do we need an Uma Take Back the Mall night?
On Parenting in Public
Posted on November 19 at 10:25 a.m.
Here are some ways to shut off a hostile attack of this nature:
Tell the person she/he is committing assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress, slander (if others are around), and does not know the law. If she/he continues with the hostile behavior ask a store employee to contact mall security or contact law enforcement.
This is assault. Moms should not put up with it because assault inflicts long lasting harm and sets a bad example for our children when it comes to bullies. And to be clear: this is a situation where being civilized is not possible. The person is hostile and is seeking to humiliate and punish in public. You can walk away but sometimes getting away with a small child in tow (in midst of shopping or whatever) takes quite a bit longer than turning on heel. That period of time allows for a prolonged attack on you and by extension, your child.
Pepper spray is a bit extreme, but possibly defendable -- any legal advice on that one?
Posted on November 18 at 6:45 p.m.
I was publicly assaulted in a very similar way two weeks ago. I wonder if it's the same nut case. We should compare descriptions of her. If it's the same person I have a way to ID her. This is beyond poor etiquette; it's assault and I would press charges if this person is serially assaulting mothers. The woman who did this to me was utterly hostile and unbalanced such that I was fearful that she might try to follow me -- and her intensity was also fueled by a false claim of authority which I later ascertained was, legalistically, flat out wrong. I've never had any kind of experience like this in my life (and I've been jostled in NYC, traveled all over Europe, Southeast Asia, etc.)! Also, it was obvious she didn't care about my child's well being, which was in no way threatened, but was intent on assaulting a mother in public. This is sick stuff and if it happened to a father at a soccer practice with another male, the father would just deck the guy.
Indy staff can put us in touch if you want to talk and see if it's the same person. I grew up here and I know this is not normal SB behavior toward others.
Posted on August 3 at 4:04 p.m.
Was this to close a loophole of some kind? Because of CEQA every structure over 50 years old that's slated for tear down can be surveyed by a historic consultant. The rhetoric around this issue is a bit much. The new rule might even be to prevent a developer from tearing down really cheap housing to build taxpayer-subsidized "affordable" housing that won't be affordable for the people displaced. I don't pretend to know, but some of the arguments here lack enough context to be understandable. I've worked in historic consulting and it's grim. You fall in love researching a cute little bungalow that belonged to a well-known tradeperson in local history, in a historically ethnic neighborhood with a unique history that hasn't been written about, then it gets torn down and replaced by luxury condos. That's the reality. Typical development is never stopped (until the Chumash gained political muscle!) and nothing gets preserved. It's all about using documentation to give the appearance of due diligence.
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