Tuesday, 28 February 2012
Had to ride the bus today...
The trip home was a nightmare - the bus I was supposed to catch had broken down so I jumped on the first one that was going vaguely close to my house.
There was a young woman on there with a young child in a buggy. The child started to cry and struggle to get out of the buggy, but the woman did nothing except send and read texts and look out of the window. After around 10 minutes she said a couple of things to the kid and then went back to her phone.
In the end I got off the bus early to prevent one of several possible scenarios happening.
A - I got so angry that something burst in my head.
B - I snatched the woman's phone off her and threw it out of the window.
C - I had a massive rant at the woman about her responsiblities as a parent and how there are many people who would do literally anything to have a child and that she should start enjoying the wonderful gift she had been given.
D - I became a Vigilante Parent, turning the buggy to face me and taking over for her.
I can actually see a future in the Vigilante Parent idea - a movie, perhaps, where Charles Bronson stalks around town giving bad parents quick lessons in parenting. Think it might be an Oscar winner?