Friday, February 13, 2009

NEUROSES ON PARADE ... AT 7TH AND MONTANA!


It was a case of "Mother Knows Best" at 7th and Montana recently as an Overprotective Mother dragged her Impressionable Young Son to Our Favorite Starbucks and gave him a lecture for the ages. "Now I'm going into Starbucks for a few minutes but I want you to stay outside here," she said sternly, "I want you to watch me through the window and don't move a muscle. Not a single muscle. Do you understand me?" "Yes, mom," said the boy, who couldn't have been more than four years old. "And what do you say if anyone -- and I mean anyone -- says a word to you? Do you remember what to say?," the mother continued., "You say STRANGER DANGER and don't just say it, yell it as loud as you can. I don't care if someone just says 'hello' to you, I want you to yell STRANGER DANGER at the top of your lungs. Can you do that?" "Yes, mom," came the reply. "Good, now sit right here and I'll be right back." She started to go inside for her coffee, then turned around, stuck her head out the door and issued a reminder. "Remember, STRANGER DANGER ... and don't you forget it ... you just yell that if anyone says a word to you. Anyone at all ... Ever ... Anywhere!" I looked at the mother, then at the son, and all I could think of to say was "MOTHER SMOTHER!"

11 comments:

Beth said...

Wow, no kidding. The kid should get free psychiatric care for the rest of his life.

Lynne said...

or maybe the mom. Never know what happened to make her so scared. My eldest was almost abducted when she was three, and I can tell you - it leaves a lasting impression. What I don't understand about this situation is why she left him outside to begin with if she was that frightened. I always kept my girls in front of me, not behind me and most certaining not where there were walls or windows inbetween us. He could of walked towards the road that quick. Not very smart on her part.

Webster said...

"Mother Smother" - that's for sure. Better she had her little boy accompany her inside the store - no matter how crowded it may have been. I predict a very rough adolescence - for both of them!

garnett109 said...

At 7th & Montana that kid will be sreaming until he's 18

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

It was tempting to go up to him and say Hi though, admit it, the though crossed your mind :o)

Myra said...

Why didn't she just take him in with her?? I never leave my grandkids alone when we are out...they are attached to me, and they know it!! Anything can happen in an instant!

Indigo said...

Holy Toledo that poor kid! If she was that worried especially as young as he was, she should of brought him in to Starbucks with her. That kid is going to need so much therapy when he gets older. I can hear it now, "It all began with my mother's infatuation of the phrase -Stranger Danger (then he'll let out a shudder)". (Hugs)Indigo

Amy said...

I know that's the norm in Europe, but I'll never understand it..... (especially for babies still in strollers. Gyahhh..)

Traci said...

Not cool. I never leave my kids anywhere. What was she thinking?

Adirondackcountrygal said...

I agree with Webster, Mommy dearest should of brought her little darling inside with her.

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