Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Dear Belton Pool: Are You Freaking Kidding Me Right Now?

Went to a party last Saturday night .... and was told a story by a new friend. I posted on Facebook and got a lot of interesting comments and made a bunch myself. What's your take?

What the WHAT? Just found out tonight that a woman was bugged by two workers at the Belton Pool about nursing her infant there. My friend ranted online on the city's web page and the situation was apologized for but it seems there are still people in this world who want to bitch about a woman discreetly nursing her child in public. They bitch to the point that a worker at a pool has to ask the mom to stop doing it or move. ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME? I am headed there soon with my kids and Mr. Kerrie as an Easter present from my mom, and I'm going to inquire about this nonsense.

Okay, you know what else? Let's say I'm nursing my kid on a chair. And I am ALSO watching my other kids in the pool. You are asking me to put my other kids in danger or make them get out so I can go somewhere else to nurse b/c an unevolved moron is uncomfy but that same moron would never bitch about the boobs hanging out of that teen's or 40-something's top over there! And don't get me started on the offensiveness of the Speedo on a male.

Mr. Kerrie says they apologized so move on. That's cool, but why would TWO MALES come up to her in the first place? Why in their heads would they not have gone, "Huh, that's kinda dumb, I'd better check with the manager before I go over and bug this woman who is nursing."

P.S. For the record, I don't think I have ever been bothered by anyone all these dozen plus years I have been nursing. Probably because God knows I would have gone all wiggy on the person bugging me.