Monday, August 20, 2007

Touchy touchy

Yesterday I went to the grocery store. I just had the Monkey boy with me. So, I just carried him. We were just picking up a few items, including ice trays to freeze baby food.

I could not find the trays. I looked everywhere they told me to look... and Z was getting quite heavy!

Finally, they sent this guy to help me. They were on an isle with the drinks... I never thought to look there.

Anyway, after we grabbed a couple he was talking to Z. I didn't want to be rude since he helped me. So, I stood there for a second and let him make faces and noises at Monkey Boy. THEN... he touched Z's feet. Not too big a deal... but not something I like. THEN... he reached up and actually touched HIS FACE!!!!!! And his hands weren't exactly emmaculate! I pulled Z away and headed out. I was furious!

As soon as we got to the car I used a wipe to scrub his face and his feet. Who knows what kind of germs were on that guys hands!

WHERE do people get off touching other peoples children!!!!! I don't go up and TOUCH his face! Other people have done this too! I don't know how many times I have actually had to say, "Look but don't touch."


Eva said...

That is so annoying. I don't know why other people think that's okay. It freaks me out too. I've had people wake the babies in the stroller by touching their feet, and the face touching... when it's a child who does it I always say what they say at daycare, let's touch the safe spots, feet and stomachs... It freaks me out when people touch hands, too, because the babes always put them in their mouths!

lesleysmeshly said...

I hate it! Other people touching their feet makes me cringe, but when it gets to the hands, arms, and face I want to punch them. We need to order a sign that says "Hands off" or "No touching". Crazy looney tune people. I think we all may have to start getting mean. I try to avoid eye contanct when out, but sometimes it just doensn't work.

Courtney said...

OMG I SOOOOO do that! I actually ignore people when I'm walking! I never did that before, but I just keep walking like they aren't even there! I'm such a germaphobe anyhow...

Ladiebug said...

I am the same way with Amelia! I had an old lady approach her once when she was in her stroller and she went to touch her face! I backed her up and said please don't touch her...I dont mind you talking to her but please don't touch her. She smiled and said,"I understand...she's so cute I wasn't thinking." As I walked away I couldnt believe I had said it!

WhatWorksForMom said...

Yeah, that sux. There are 2 possibilities:

1) He has no children
2) He has no manners

(or possibly both)