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A crying child is an assault to the senses? I have thicker skin than that. It must be a tough life if little things like that are [apparently] that disturbing to an individual. People need to learn to toughen up in life and suck up things that bug them – to a point of course.
Maybe that young child that was assaulting your senses had an ear infection or was sick and the mother was obtaining some [necessities] for treating that child. Maybe not – but maybe.
I have thicker skin than that, too, yet I do not presume to speak for how thick everyone else's skin should be — i.e. what everyone else should gladly put up with. Maybe I am out (not at Chuck E. Cheese or Mickey D's) having a nice quiet meal and my date is annoyed by someone who is allowing their kid to scream in a restaurant for the entire meal. How wise would it be to cop your attitude and tell her to “just suck it up?” Would you be as “thick skinned” and understanding if a bunch of frat boys or bikers the next booth over from you were being obnoxiously loud while you were out for a nice, quiet meal with your wife? How about if the neighbors had a party on Tuesday night in their back yard with loud music going until 3 a.m.?
I do not allow my children to display that type of behavior in public [because] I want to teach them that good and or proper behavior gets the attention that they are looking to receive.
Exactly. So why defend the crappy parents who allow it?