At a coffee and ice cream shop in Edmonds, two little boys and their mom were eating ice cream. A middle-aged couple walked in and ordered coffee. While they waited for their orders, the youngest boy, who was around 1-1/2 years old, caught the man’s eye and pointed out his ice cream.
The man smiled and chatted with the little one about the yummy nature of ice cream. After this brief and charming appreciation of ice cream between strangers, the little boys and their mom got ready to leave. As they headed for the door, the man’s wife looked at the older 3-1/2-year-old boy and said imperiously, “Ice cream is good. Say ‘Thanks, Mom!'”
Ugh, makes my skin crawl.