I'm Not Open for Advice I Didn't Ask for, Thank You!
Submitted by pressuremomma
This is one of the reasons why my pressure is ridiculous (my name says it all): having to deal with stupid people on a daily basis.
Today, my baby son (who is currently suffering from a "semi-severe" case of eczema) and I were on our way home from his pediatrician. I had to stop at the department store to pick up a few things. I swear, at least seven quite nosy people questioned me about his skin.
"What happened to him?!" was asked at least five times. I think I'll start walking with a tape recorder with my voice saying, "It's eczema. The rash is caused by a food allergy, and stress due to nosy people," just so I don't waste my breath repeating the same thing over and over.
Then, as if I have desperation written on my face, they go on to tell me about ... bear with me ... their own experiences with rashes and what they, their mothers and/or their son/daughter/stepson/stepdaughter/niece's/nephew's mother/father/grandmother's friend from down the road/auntie who lives on the other side of town/BOYFRIEND'S baby-momma's sister's ... did to get rid of the rash, and "you should do ..." and "try using ..." *sigh*
I could go on all day, but it'll just make me more frustrated. I know I can't change how people are, but I just wish that they would take one look at my "screw-up" face and think twice—no—thrice about approaching me about my son. I'm already sensitive about his skin; I don't need a complete stranger coming up to me and giving me advice when I didn't ask for it in the first place.
Just venting a little bit ...