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Dear Dumbass…

Dear Dumbass that was at my pool today:

My apologies if my 10 year old son was spraying you with his water gun. It should be noted, however, that maybe if you didn’t want to be fired on by him, as a grown adult (used in the loosest of terms) you shouldn’t have fired at him first. I watched you & your son do it numerous times.

I meant what I said. If you don’t want to get wet, then you shouldn’t be in the pool. It’s not a huge pool, so kids playing on a Sunday afternoon are likely to splash you and get you wet. Deal with it.

And as for your mouthing off directed at me – kiss my ass. I did not appreciate it, especially the “you should get off your ass and do something about it.” There were other parents there with smaller children then mine (yours was one of them) and that language is simply inappropriate. I would have told you to kiss my ass to your face, but because of the kids I refrained. One of us needed to be the adult, and I decided it had to be me. As for you saying I should have been watching my kid – I was. The entire time. That’s why I know you were just as involved in the water gun fight as he was. I was sitting at a table, facing the pool, and watching everything that was going on. Sad when a 20-something adult acts less mature then a 10-year old boy. At least he had the sense to move away from you and go play somewhere else.

I refuse to have my time at the pool ruined by a dumbass like you. We started to leave just to avoid you – and then I realized that was no fair to my son. He worked hard today on his homework to earn the chance to go to the pool, and so we stayed. I hope that upset you even more since you were enough of an ass to say that his departure would “make your day”. I hope our future appearances at the pool ruin your day just as much as our staying there today did. You hurt my son’s feelings with your inconsiderate statements, and you are lucky I didn’t open a big ol’ can of whoop ass on you. Next time you might not be so lucky.

I’m sure you’ll never see this note, but it sure does make me feel better writing it. And like I said, if you don’t want to get wet, get splashed, or get sprayed by a water gun, you shouldn’t be in the pool.

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

24 replies on “Dear Dumbass…”

I hate people like that, I know I’m only 16 but I know that if I’m withing 50 feet of a pool that I’m going to get wet. I think you handled the situation well Christine, if it was me I doubt I could have restrained myself.

People like *Dumbass* are why I bitch about other people’s kids all the time. But people like you are why I still feel that there is hope for the future, as you are taking the time and effort to raise your son properly. Kudos to you!

Just march up to him and tell him all this next time you see him at the pool. And, if he doesn’t change his behavior after that, hit him. That may not solve anything, but it’ll sure make you feel better 😉

I can’t stand people like that! People like *Dumbass* unfortunately raise children who learn their horrible behavior and grow up to be just like them. People like YOU, raise children who grow up being respectful and thoughtful. We need more parents like YOU in this world. I hope Jason is okay.

Man, you have much more self-restraint than I do. I would have been all over his ass for that — and he’d have been lucky not to get a firehose opened up on his face (not to mention air let out of his tires).

Stupidhead. I really am pissed at people like that, specially when they pick on kids I like. You rock, and when I have kids, you better believe I’m coming to you for tips 🙂

Whoa, remind me never to piss you off lol, I am sorry that that guy was such a jerk, and that your son didn’t have a good time. I hope that guy feels stupid, because he is.

I guess I should toss in, his smartass comment that he would be glad when my son left was said to me – not to Jason. And Jason ended up having a good time, other then being upset that I made him put the squirtgun up before it caused any other issues.

But if the guy is rude in the future I might just follow Ashley’s advice and hit him. 😀 No, no, no … I wouldn’t do that, but the mental image is good!

It’s bad enough he’s got you on his ass but if he knew, even suspected that he might be hearing from Tess well enough said. Actually I’m posting to say thanks for being available through bloglet. I was having trouble visiting all the sites I like to follow and now all I do is check my email once a day.

Unbelievable – obviously that old saying “you need a license to drive a car, but nothing qualifies you to be a parent” is totally true here. What a jackass!

You are all that for sticking it out so Jason could have fun, plus, you have the satisfaction of knowing that you can move on now that you’ve vented; this guy is stuck being a jackass.

As my mother would say:

“… some people’s children.”

Is this a pool at which there is management to which you could complain? I would, but then, if I’m paying for pool membership, I’m a consumer purchasing a product, and damnit, I want a good product.

In my neighbourhood, you take the dude behind something and beat the crap out of him … but I digress. You handled it well Christine, showing more class than he ever could. The point was to have a nice day with Jason and I hope that he at least enjoyed playing.

Christine, you showed class and are setting a great example for your son. However, if this guy acts like this again, you might consider that can of whoop ass! Jerk!

I think you handled it beautifully. I am so sorry you and your son even had to deal with someone as worthless as “dumbass”. That is just unbelievable. And I must say that I wish I had your self-control. I would have probably ripped the guy apart.

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