One of the 'joys' of working in retail is watching how parents treat their children. I've seen angry parents, annoyed parents, hippie parents, unreasonably strict parents, parents who don't know how to be parents (oddly enough, these were almost all, without exception, women in their mid 30s), rasta parents, parents who couldn't pay attention.
I had not, however, come across the...I don't even know what to call her. She had two kids, I'd say they were 4 and 5, she was heavily pregnant with #3. So anyway, the younger one tripped over her own feet and started crying and wouldn't stop. Mom then asked what happened and the older one said 'She let go' (apparently they were supposed to be holding hands). Mom then attempted to soothe the little one, not by say, cuddling her, but instead telling her she was fine, etc. Okay, a little cool, but who knows what kind of day Mom's had, y'know? And then she said, and I shit thee not, she said,
"Remember what I said, just be in your consciousness. Be in your consciousness."
Be in your mfing consciousness?? Really??? Because it seemed to me that little girl was in her consciousness, she was upset and crying. I mean, how much more 'in her consciousness' did Mom want her to be?
And what the hell does that mean, anyway??
Did y'all catch Community (Hulu)on ABC? I thought it was quite funny. Right now I'm watching Strictly Come Dancing on the Beeb*. So different from the American version. I mean, you wouldn't hear a judge call someone's dancing "as if you had both legs down one hole in your knickers" on ABC, would you?! Let's see...also watched The Cut, which is the BBC's version of C4s Skins** [loaded with spoilers so don't read beyond top paragraph], soon to be remade by MTV. To which I say, good luck with that. Somehow I don't see full frontal nudity, drug use, death, sex, gay teen sex, and sex with [redacted] happening on US tv. Just sayin'.
* there will be BBC...Mr Oro will soon be releasing a program to allow people to, er, watch the BBC, STV, and ITV on their pc's. Y'all do know you can rent Eurosport for like, $10 a month, right? Because let me tell you, that's where I'll be watching the Olympics.
** Cassie is a bitch. And not in a good way.