On Friday afternoon I was on the train on the way to see my boyfriend. It usually takes me about 3-4 hours and I change trains twice.
Anyhow, I was sitting by myself reading when a woman, her three kids and her own mother boarded the same carriage as me, no problem.
At least it wasn’t a problem until the kids started becoming public nuisances throughout the whole carriage, both upper and lower decks without any sort of parental control.
Anyhow, we pulled into a station. The mother pointed out a lady around 40, with dyed bright red hair saying she looked like “The little mermaid.”
The oldest daughter (she was about 11) scoffed and said “Hahah, little.”
To which the grandmother, the grandmother, the one who is supposed to be one of the mature members of the family, piped up and said “More like the big, fat octopus lady.”
The group of them burst out laughing.
There was nothing wrong with that woman. Nothing that that close-minded family saw. They didn’t know her.
Alright, I get that kids say things without thinking but it doesn’t help that the grandmother encouraged the negativity towards bigger people. And not to mention further encouragement with laughing about it. I implore you, when you have children, or if you already do, don’t encourage this sort of negativity towards others. It’s the same as raising your child to be considerate of others and understanding of other sexualities, races and backgrounds. Don’t raise your children to hate.
Equality for all.