Last week I was in my local Mitre 10
– a hardware store for those not of Oz –
with two short people,
and the smaller of the two,
who is only 4 years old,
piped up with . . .
. . . “You’re a Bitch”.
Funny thing –
it happened as we were leaving
right at the checkouts
which happened to have
a long queue
An audience !!!
the ‘old’ Pia
– the one who suffered from ALL encompassing *asthma* –
would have freaked out.
I would have puffed up my chest,
like a bull about to charge the matador,
deepened my voice,
and made some very serious threats.
This time around,
I was so calm
that had I been watching
I would have been VERY afraid.
I made an audible gasp,
looked directly at the profaner
and said quietly,
“I am so disappointed in you”.
Who knew that these words were so powerful?!?
I had the most contrite
Having learned a VERY powerful lesson that day,
I will be repeating
this form of behaviour management
in the future.
you have to be made aware,
that this particular short person
actually registers on the Autism Spectrum,
and although the
comment could be seen as wilful and malicious,
was actually part of a coping mechanism
that is still to be guided and helped into a
more socially acceptable forum.
Patience peeps – a very precious commodity!
*asthma* = code for