by Lisa on August 10, 2010
When I picked my toddler up from daycare last night, I got a rude surprise. Emma came running to me joyfully, as usual, when I showed up at the door. But I noticed that the blanket she normally clutches was missing.
"Where's Emma's blankie?" I asked Jodie, a youthful worker at the center. "Oh, I took it away from her," she replied. Confused, I asked her why she would do that. "She's just too old for it," came her slightly condescending reply. "Don't you agree? And she seems to be doing fine without it."
"Actually, I don't agree," I replied. "If I thought she was too old for it, I would have taken it away myself. She's only two after all; I carried a blankie until I was nearly four."
I expected Jodie to apologize, or at the very least defer to my wishes as Emma's parent. But, instead she replied, "Well, someone should definitely have taken your blanket away then!"
How Rude Is That?
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Rudeness Quote of the Moment
"Etiquette means behaving yourself a little better than is absolutely essential."