A DAD has revealed that he let his son swear at an old woman, but had defended his actions. Taking to Reddit the dad shared the incident that ha
A DAD has revealed that he let his son swear at an old woman, but had defended his actions.
Taking to Reddit the dad shared the incident that had taken place on a recent shopping trip with his three kids, aged, 5, 8 and 12.
A dad has defended his son for swearing at an old woman in a supermarket[/caption]
The dad explained that his middle child is on the autism spectrum, and so he came prepared with an iPad to entertain him as he ‘has trouble in grocery stores.’
All is going well until the family starts queuing up to pay for their shopping.
Writing in his Reddit post, the dad says: “This old lady behind us is upset over something.
“The lady starts going on about kids today and technology. She is trying to get 8’s attention. I don’t want to startle him, so 12 moves between them.
“The old woman told me my kids were rude, ignoring her.
“She taps on my 8 year old, and I pull him aside. He looks up from his iPad and takes his headphones off to see if something is wrong.
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“I’m trying to get his headphones back on, and the old woman says these types of things are for at home only, and I need to teach my kids to interact in public.
“She tells 8 he’s old enough to know better than to act like this, scolding him. Loudly publicly and in the middle of the store.”
The dad recounts how his autistic son immediately starts to cry which is the “first sign of a meltdown.”
He continues: “12 turns to the old woman and says, ‘you stupid b**** he’s autistic.’
“While I usually would tell 12 off because I have more issues to deal with. The old lady wants to talk to security and starts making a scene about my kids screaming they called her a b****.”
The dad says that he decided to call it a day, leaving a full cart of food behind before being stopped by security where his eldest explained to the guards what had happened.
He asked fellow Reddit users whether he was an a**hole for letting his son ‘cuss’ at the old woman – and the verdict was overwhelmingly in his son’s favour.
Commenting, one wrote: “Getting told off by a 12 year old was the least she deserved.”
“Wow your 12 year old is a superstar brother,” agreed another, while a third wrote, “The lady had no right starting drama over something that did not include her at all.”