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Monday, December 02, 2013


Just the other day I was having my car worked on and Griffin was with me, as we were waiting we decided to walk over to the local Subway sandwich shop and have lunch. Griffin was his merry self going about his business on his own getting a drink from the soda fountain and suddenly from my right I noticed that someone was laughing. I glanced over and found that there were two teenaged boys and two adult men laughing at Griffin. Abruptly I shouted in their direction, "Are you laughing at my son?" and silence fell and the boys were trying to stifle their laughter with their heads bowed.

Then I was so upset I was steaming but I tried not to let Griffin notice because I didn't want to embarrass him in front of anyone. I couldn't let it go though because a terrible misjustice had just occurred and I felt the instinctual urge to stand up for my son. I have never had anyone stand up for me but I was not about to have my son bullied by a pack of wolves masquerading as "normal" people with social graces enough to treat my child with compassion and understanding. Imagine.....2 grown men laughing at a child!!!!

So, I starred down the man laughing the loudest and making a big deal about me and he asked me, "Do you have a problem?" and I answered, "Yes, I do because you guys are bullies!!!!".  He stopped starring at me and they quickly finished their food and left with their heads held low and hopefully it was in shame.

Thank goodness Griffin was totally unaware of what was going on and he didn't realize that those men and boys were being evil to him.