The other day mum and I had been shopping in the mall. I was tired, my feet were sore and actually I was a bit fed up watching her try on gajillions of clothes.
Mum suggested that we stop for a break and a bite to eat. I wanted to go to McDonalds. Mum wanted to go to another little tea shop.
Obviously, because I’m the small one and mum has the money – we ended up going to Mum’s place.
I was not very happy and started to pout.
Look said mum, they have chocolate cake and milkshakes. I did not want chocolate cake or a milkshake. I wanted a cheese burger and a coke.
I was really miffed. I plonked down at that table and sulked. When the waitress came to take our order I did not look at her, nor did I say please or thank you.
Mum said I’d been really rude.
Really rude? Me? I didn’t think so.
But mum insisted. She said just because I was having a bad day I should not take it out on other people. They were just doing their job.
“Please and thank you are the cornerstones of politeness”, she said. And a smile does not hurt either.
Mum went off to find the Ladies room and left me sitting there – thinking.
Hmmm… probably I had been a bit rude hey? Come to think of it – I was not very proud of myself. I don’t ever like it when people think they can be rude to me, just because I’m a little kid. I guess it works both ways. One can’t just be bad tempered and mean when we don’t get our own way.
Even if it is something important like going to McDonalds!
She patted my shoulder and said it was okay. She thanked me for apologising and said she also found it tiring going shopping with her mum.
I said sorry to mum when she came back to the table.
The chocolate cake was delicious.
Cool word for the week:
Meaning: a corner or a small recess
Example: Sibo and her mum found a nice little nook in the restaurant and sat down to have a snack.