An open letter to the stranger on the street

Dear lady on the sidewalk in front of the post office,

You are probably a very nice person, although I do not know because you are a total stranger. I agree that you do not look crazy, at least not in the stereotypical smelling-of-booze-pushing-a-shopping-cart-ranting-about-the-end-of-the-world way. Perhaps you have a little bit of trouble understanding personal space, but in general I know your intentions are harmless. You most likely live a very normal, average life right here in town. There’s a pretty good chance you even see a doctor regularly and are not carrying any infectious diseases.

I’m sure my son does remind you of when your “babies” were that age. I understand that time goes by very quickly, and I should cherish every moment. (You may be shocked to learn you are not the first person to give me that advice.) I am incredibly blessed to have such a beautiful child. It’s great that your daughters seem like the kind of girls who will give you lots of grandchildren some day – although perhaps that’s more than I needed to know about them –  and I hope they are as beautiful as my own Baby Evan.

All that being said, if you ever EVER EVER put your lips on my baby’s face again, please believe I will punch you in the mouth.

Thanks for understanding!

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7 Responses to “An open letter to the stranger on the street”

  1. TMae says:

    Seriously! WHYyyyy do strangers think it’s totally okay to fondle babies? I’ve had random people try to TAKE HIM OUT OF MY ARMS. Um? Nooooo.

    • bebehblog says:

      To make it even worse, I had the baby in a sling! She had to practically shove her face down my shirt to get to his face. I’m sort of shocked I managed not to hit her.

  2. Meg says:

    I can’t promise that I wouldn’t have said something really, really rude and nasty to her. *tucks tongue firmly in cheek* Maybe even fat-shamed her a little.

  3. MKP says:

    That’s awful!! My aunt once had a stranger (a little more observably crazy) try to take her youngest son by the hand and lead him away because she thought he was her kid. That’s one of those great situations where you have no obligation to be polite … but I’m sure if it’d been me I’d have been paralyzed by people-pleasing socialization too.

  4. Amy says:

    OMG!!! This is along the same line as pregnancy comments. Seeing a cute baby or pregnant bump makes people lose their filter.

    (and ewww)

  5. WOW! Some people are fucking cuhrazy. Why would you everrrrrrrr think it’s OK to kiss a stranger’s child! Holy hell. People creep me the fuck out.

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