One day I was on the Metro on my way home. I stayed at work late that day to try to meet a deadline. At one of the stops, a woman got on with a child. The child was acting like a child, meaning the child was playing around.
Obviously, the mother had a long day and she was trying to get the child to stand still. She snapped and started cursing at the child to get him to behave. After a long period of curse words, I looked at the child and saw the hurt in his eyes.
She started cursing him again and I heard myself saying, "Lady. PLEAAASSSSSSSSE stop cursing that child!!!!!!"
She looked at me and told me, "Mind your own business!"
She left the train at the next stop. To this day I wonder if the child received a beating because I stepped in. By the way, after she left, some people thanked me for standing up for the child.
This reminds me of Trina. She used to curse her kids in front of myself and some of her other friends but we got on her so bad that she doesn't curse her kids in front of us. However, her mother says she still curses at her kids at other times, even though her mother has pleaded with her to treat her children differently.
Mr. Cosby, again I ask, how should this be handled? Trina is content to handle things as she pleases, even though it's not the correct way to handle things.