My nearly 14 year old daughter was pushing her baby brother in the pram at the shops two days ago.
I was at the checkout and it must have looked like she was on her own with him, because an old man came up to her and told her that she was going to hell for having a child so young. She was rather shocked and upset as you can imagine.
I walked up to them just in time to hear the end of his rant. I had already guessed that something unpleasant was going on from her expression.
To say I was angry is an understatement. I told him that it was none of his business if she had a child or not, and that if heaven was filled with judgmental idiots like him that I would take hell any day of the week. I then pointed out that the Bible says 'judge not lest you be judged. I then turned around and thanked my daughter for minding her brother for me. At which point we left.
What makes people think they have the right to judge others? My daughter is brilliant with her brother (he is 9 weeks old by the way) and does act as though he was hers occasionally. But what makes him think he has the right to see someone with a baby and pass judgment on them?
I'm still angry even now, and my daughter is a little bit worried about taking the baby in the pram anymore. She says she's not but she won't move away from me now if she's pushing him in public.
Have you come across assumptions made by strangers that have annoyed you or angered you?
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