Last week’s poll asked what’s your favorite Olympic sport. While the results were odd compared with all other polls, with most respondents replying “N/A”, the next most popular option was “Swimming”. However, the biggest news so far this Olympics is how NBC is handling the tape delays and online availability of the Olympics. Have you had any issues with it or would you like to have seen that all handled better?
This week’s poll question comes from an encounter The Wife had at the Mall of America yesterday. What appears below are her words:
- The Wife was feeding The Baby a bottle while sitting on a bench at the park in MoA. A woman, wearing a mall walker shirt, stopped suddenly and got very close to The Wife and The Baby and started touching and stroking The Baby’s arm while saying what a cute baby she was. The degree to which she was invading The Wife’s personal space and the way she immediately started touching The Baby had The Wife, at first, believe this woman may have been mentally ill. For a split second The Wife waited for the woman who was with her and waiting a few feet away to apologize and tell her she shouldn’t touch a baby without permission, thinking the other person was a caregiver of some type. When this didn’t happen, The Wife realized the woman was not mentally ill and she said, “Please don’t touch a baby you don’t know.” The woman apologized but she apparently did not seem particularly perturbed that The Wife had chastised her for being rude and invading someone else’s personal space or their comfort level for strangers touching their child.
Here is the poll question (available on the sidebar) and the possible responses:
- If a stranger touched your baby without asking for permission would it bother you.
* Would not bother you.
* Would bother you and you would say something.
* Would bother you but you wouldn’t say anything.
Has this happened to you? Did you say anything? How did they respond? Ever experience a similar situation? Someone touching your hair to see what it felt like or touching your pregnant belly without asking if they could? Would your response to the poll depend on how old the baby was? Is it ever ok to do this? Whatever you have to say about this one go ahead and comment on and vote on the side bar and then feel free to check out our expired polls in the archive or read through the previous posts about polls here.