I have to air an annoyance with another parent at preschool and this is the best place to do it. Perhaps this is tacky to be talking trash about someone else but this person bugs the living daylights out of me. Plus, I live in a VERY small town notorious for people talking behind other peoples back. I don't like it, I rarely participate in it but there it is.
When L was 5 months old we took a two week trip to Tuscany with my extended family. Both my brother and father are physicians and we decided that because ear infections can result in really little ones after long plane rides that the doctors would bring an odoscope (the thing that you use to look inside ears and noses) and I would get an RX from my doc for something to treat an ear infection should it happen. While I was at CVS filling the prescription a man appeared next to me with a similar baby carseat and a vague South African/ Australian accent.
This is the way it went:
Man: Is your baby sick?
Me: No. Just a precautionary RX for a trip we are taking.
Man: Where on earth are you going that you can't find modern medicine to treat an ailment?
Me: Well, we are going to Tuscany and although I'd be fine using the Italian medical system, we are traveling with physicians who can diagnose so I figured I would be prepared.
Man: Ugh! I am SOOOOO done with Tuscany. How boring.
Me: Really? If that is the case, where in the world are you NOT done with?
Man: (A bit frazzled I bit back) Uh, Uh, Uh, I dunno, Turkey probably.
Man: (saying to his son - same age as L) Okay, Jacko lets go.
Fast forward 5 years and there is a terrible troublemaker named Jack in L's class at Preschool and he has a most annoying dad with a vague South African/ Australian accent. This dad came bellowing in this morning at drop off, pretty much yelling at the parents to make sure that none of their children brought anything with peanuts because JACK is allergic. He then pontificates about how Jack has an Epi-Pen at school and how severe his allergy is. The rest of the parents were looking at him like he was mad. There are a bunch of kids in her class with a peanut allergy and the school is peanut free. WACKO! Teach your kid with severe allergies to not eat anything until a parent or teacher has checked it for peanuts!
Side note: I have recently learned this family is in the same school district as we are. F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S.