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Jenn0113's picture
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Wow - such drama.

lesleynka's picture
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Hadn't heard about it, but I did have this thug yelling at me on a plane when my girl was only about 9 months. He wouldn't stop yelling at me so I finally yelled back at him. I had passengers coming up to me after the flight saying they were on my side & good for me that I stood up to him.

He really was a thug tho & I was pretty scared he wanted to hurt me. =/

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I am glad the other passengers stood up for the woman. Yes a crying baby is annoying but as a mother she should have known that sometimes there is nothing you can do about it. I can also say that as a mother if I had the option I would have gotten off the bus if my child was being that fussy. It's a catch 22.

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As parents, it is our job to judge if our children are capable of handling the situations we put them in. Different children are able to handle things at different times in thier development. I do understand that there are emergencies that families have to travel, butif your child is younger or infant, and you can't control thier screaming or other behaviors that may bother others, then there are certian places they don't belong, such as in closed, small spaces where others are. It's rude IMO.
I do feel bad for the woman, but I would have gotten off the bus also, just as a courtsey to the other passengers.

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Oh no, I would have for sure stayed on the bus. If a bus is your only mode of transportation then it's kind of necessary to just deal, especially when oftentimes waiting for the next bus means being 30 or 60 minutes late. I was just surprised that all of the passengers got off the bus with her. Incredible!

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My biggest problem is, she forced the mother off the bus and it was nighttime. I get that the driver didn't want the noise but its at night and who knows what kind of area. I've worked retail years before I got a professional job and I'll tell you, having a mother put her kid on your counter and change their diaper while you are checking out their purchases, if I can handle that and not snap, the driver who is a mother can ignore a crying baby...

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Not everything is in your control! I was at the airport and my DS was overtired, threw a fit and threw up in my DH's hands at the gate moments before we were to board. People were staring, people made snarky comments when they were near us, and people moved away from us when we sat on the plane. He was good the whole plane ride too (and it was 5 hours). What was I supposed to do? Not get on the plane and stay in Florida permanently? People need to learn tolerance. Not every child is perfect or controllable all the time.

Good for those people sticking up for her! Wish there was more of that...

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I had heard this story and I was super pissed. Can you imagine? If it were me, you would have had to have called the police to get me off that bus. Talk about discrimination!!

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"Starryblue702" wrote:

I had heard this story and I was super pissed. Can you imagine? If it were me, you would have had to have called the police to get me off that bus. Talk about discrimination!!

I think she got off the bus because she really didn't understand what was being said to her and she probably felt scared. I think that's the saddest part. I can't imagine being on a bus where I didn't know the language and your child screaming and having an irate bus driver in your face. That poor woman.

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FYI, this is the city I live in! I guess I better stick with taking baby boy by car and not bus!

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But if you do take the bus you've got an entire city full of people ready to stick up for you!

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"triplespiral" wrote:

But if you do take the bus you've got an entire city full of people ready to stick up for you!

True! Portland is know for that Smile