I do agree though that the woman shouldn't have touched your child.
When I am in shopping centres in general, I have found that people often say "excuse me" and then proceed to barge through a small gap. I think the correct and polite way to behave is to say excuse me and then wait for the person to move. If they do not, then perhaps say excuse me again or give a very soft pat on the shoulder. Saying one "excuse me" is not an excuse to barge through and knock someone.
I also find it extremely impolite when someone barges into a lift or a train before I have exited. So rude.
Last edited by TeBe; 04-09-2013 at 12:26.
Sorry you had a crappy morning.
No matter how much of a rush someone is in, and regardless of if they said excuse me, it's never ok to touch someone else's child. I would have been fuming
I'm one that likes to walk past, but I stop if there isn't room to pass without touching someone. I would never say "excuse me" and ask someone to move - exception - if I was running and time was really an issue (eg trying to catch a bus) then I might, but not if I was just walking.
I have a pram and 2 kids walking with me. Keeping us all to the left is just not possible.
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All the travelators I've ever used have not been wide enough for someone to squeeze past a pram (or trolley) and I'd be pretty peeved if someone tried given I'm usually holding the pram trying to stop it rolling down. How rude.
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