Courtesy Is For Commoners

| Virginia, USA | Right | May 14, 2012

(A mom and her 3 year old daughter come up to my counter.)

Customer: “Tell the lady what you want, sweetie.”

Customer’s Daughter: “I want an ICEE!”

Customer: “What do you say?”

Customer’s Daughter: “And make it fast!”

Customer: “What?! You do NOT say that! We are talking to your father when we get home!”

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  • Kalu-chan

    Sounds way too much like the jokes I always had with my family. Mom or Dad would ask for the “magical word with two T” (“bitte”, which means “please”); me or my brother would reply with “Flott!” (meaning “quickly”).

    • Nerdman51

      “Wie heißt das Zauberwort?”
      “Sofort.”

  • Jackson (nasty)

    “We are talking to your father when we get home!”
    Because it’s the father’s fault – or because the mum is somehow physically unable to say the word “please” so she can’t teach the kid?

  • godzillahomer

    “We are talking to your father when we get home!”
    Oh yes, heaven forbid the mother shares in the duty of punishing the child

    • Jennifer Johnson

      I figured she said that because he’s probably the one who taught her to say “make it fast” instead of “please”. So she isn’t asking him to punish the daughter, but talking to him about teaching her inappropriate things.

      • godzillahomer

        makes sense; I’m just against a single parent shouldering all the responsibility for punishment or praise