03 August, 2007

Time and place, people, time and place!

No sleep in today unfortunately, as J had to go on a trip to Brisbane for a meeting. I got to get up and take Chickie to school.

As we're getting out of the car just outside the school, we can hear two people having an absolute screaming match across the road. A man and a woman, several cars apart, yelling at each other about their kids - so presumably a former husband and wife. Thing is, the poor kids were right there, looking absolutely miserable. Chickie was a bit scared by the yelling as it was, so I just got him into school quickly, after reassuring him it was just an argument. He hasn't really experienced that much though, J and I don't really argue much.

Then after I'd dropped him off I was walking behind a lady who called out to a friend who was across the road and she commented that she was off to visit a shopping centre nearby. As a joke, the lady across the road called back "Don't do that, you'll get stabbed" (there was someone stabbed to the hands the other day when someone tried to steal her bag, at that shopping centre). Now this was right in front of the school - with kids still going in. For pete's sake people, 5 year olds do not need to hear that - even as a joke! Gah!

After that, I went and caught the Simpson's movie - gave me a laugh. If you haven't seen it, stay for the credits.

If you've visited House & Baby lately, you see she's doing a Flashback Friday. I've been feeling in the flashback mood today, only not with photos. I've been surfing YouTube for 80's music, so if you want to check out some of the songs I liked in the 80's, go visit my other blog Visual Parallax.


h&b said...

ooh - i'll go have a look !

DancingMorganMouse did this a few weeks ago, and it was so much fun to relive the past :)

Gah at the school stuff - my husband and I don't really fight either, those poor kids with the separated parents having a domestic :(

tracey petersen said...

Kids in the kitchen, Big country! I love it. Skinny guys with big hair and high pants....bliss.

Children are very impressionable. They know that stuff is not OK in the schools, so how can they rationalise adults who behave that way.

Stomper Girl said...

Like you said, time & place. Speaking as the mother of a sensitive boy.

Melinda said...

I hope you skewered all involved with a withering look. Doesn't it make you wish you were Harry Potter and you could whip out the wand and stupefy them? Why is it that adults are sometimes so childish?

Oh great One said...

Some people just don't pay attention to what's going on around them do they? Makes you wanna go thunk them on their foreheads! Though that wouldn't be a good example either I suppose.

velcro said...

People just don't think sometimes. They don't mean anything by it just they forget where they are. I know I've been guilty of such thoughtfulness and stupidity in the past

she said: said...

See.. this is why my husband and I started having eye conversations.

You would be mazed at how much we can express with just eye gestures. Because I just cant wait to get back to the car to ask him if he saw or heard what I did, and what the hell was up with that.

nikki said...

I love the '80s. I'm totally going to have to go check me out some bad you tube videos.