posted on Feb, 9 2009 @ 10:05 PM
reply to post by AllTiedTogether
I'll answer your hypothetical if you clarify. Is the child coming to ask a question while I using the restroom? Or is it more of a "peas are yucky"
But to give a little story. One time I had stopped at a Wal-mart in Arkansas while I was an OTR truck driver and there was a boy about 9-10 years old
throwing a tantrum over buying a toy and just generally giving his mother hell as children are often wanton to do.
The mother was really on her last nerve, so I walked up and asked him outright why he was causing his mother so much grief. The child flat out said
"f* you." I bent down so he could see the very serious look on my face and see in my eyes that I was very serious and informed him if he was adult
enough to use that kind of language that I would treat him like an adult and dot his eye for him. This took him rather by surprise and he immediately
looked to his mother who by this time stood there completely gobsmacked.
Now at this point I said don't look to your mom to fight your own battles. Besides I think you owe her a very sincere apology. And you know what he
did indeed give her an apology that sounded very sincere. So at this point I told him that it looked like he growing up to be a man after all. And
since he did exactly what I wanted to do in the first place I reached in my pocket and gave him a dollar and explained that it was indeed his and that
in my book he earned it.
I said he was free to spend it however he wished, but I also said that a dollar wasn't going to be enough to buy that toy and if he really wanted it
he could talk to his mom about doing things to earn more money. And if he saved that money he could buy that very toy in time.
And while at first the mother was more than ready to take my head off, she thanked when it was all said and done. And explained that he had been a
holy terror after his dad had left them two year before hand.
So while I do not see a problem with correcting a child and giving him motivation to do what is right and far from the ogre that you imagine me to
A six year old boy is going to play with far more germ laden things than a toilet. And more than likely will not be washing their hands directly
afterwards either. Rubber gloves, while a nice sentiment, are not normally sized for a six year old's hand and will indeed been filled with water
while doing the deed.
But while we are at it, just how do you think paper towels which are by the sink ended up being used if there was toilet paper there at the stall?