I was on my way to the cinema to meet Daddy's Girl for a Bollywood outing when i was almost robbed at 3pm on the Falomo Bridge. It took me running into the car in front of me for the situation to be over. I managed to get to the cinema and when i found a parking spot, i pulled out my phone and began to dial. I called a few people to relate my experience and i guess to hear some words to calm me down. I will admit that the experience tilted my mood a bit. But the thing that ticked me off the most was this noisy child in the seat behind me. This child was crying and laughing and screaming and was so irritating. I didnt hear the mother trying to scold the child. I thought i was going to flip when the child invaded my personal space and actually touched me. Touched my shoulder. Then began to tap me. Like it was a game. This child did it so many times, i couldnt believe it. I turned to Daddy's Girl and told her i couldnt believe this random child was touching me. We had to move but the first half of the movie was spoilt for me.
After the movie, i initially had plans to stay and see another movie but i just wanted to get home before it got dark. So i dashed to order my mom's pizza and there was this mother and daughter. The daughter had to be maybe 9 -10 years old. And her mom was telling her she couldnt have soda. The little girl asked why. Her mom said the soda had calories. The girl said no. Her mom raised her voice slightly and said sugar has calories - you need to lose weight. Mother then turns to her friend standing next to her and begins to talk about how her daughter needs to lose weight. As we walked away, i again turned to Daddy's Girl and said i could not believe that. What the hell? This child is young and had just a little bit of puppy fat in her cheeks and tummy region. I thought she was cute. If your child's weight concerns you, surely it can be managed behind the scenes without doing this? I sometimes have self image issues and my parents never ever made me feel that my weight was an issue. Never. Imagine if i had grown up with my mom pointing out the caloric content of food, i would be a hot mess right now. Manage the food that comes out of the kitchen. Flavored water instead of soda. Anything. I imagine that being a mom means a lot of creativity to get your kids to do the things you want them to. That little incident just bothered me sooo much.
I drove so defensively on the way home and drove way too fast. I just wanted to park my car. I told my parents about it and a friend that came over and i got the soothing words i needed. I had a bad dream that sort of replayed the whole incident - the man with the metal object hitting my window and trying to smash my windscreen while screaming that he had acid in a clear bottle he was holding.
Just for myself, i got up before everyone else and drove for like 20 minutes and then i came home. I dont know why i did that but i just felt that i had to.
Hope you all had a good weekend.