Monday, November 29, 2010

What Would You Do?

The other day while taking my eldest to the dentist, I encountered one of those situations that is hard to deal with as a mom and as a Christian.
We entered the waiting room to find a woman sitting and reading and a couple watching Everybody Loves Raymond on the TV.
Now I have seen the show plenty of times before but not something my daughter watches.

My daughter proceeded to play with her ipod and I was reading something I had in my pocketbook.
Then on the TV the two main characters started to talk about that 3 little word that married couples sometimes talk about.
I was cringing and flinching.

What would you have done?

I had a couple of options:
I could of done nothing and prayed my daughter was momentarily hard of hearing.
I could of asked the couple if we could have changed the channel, a little worried that they would of been upset.
I could of asked the office manager if we could wait in the back (they are very nice there).

Wanna know what I did?

Nothing- I am embarrassed to say- I did nothing.

I was too worried the couple would be upset- I didn't want to make a scene and ask the office manager- so I did nothing.

Then I just hoped it would be over quickly and of course, it wasn't because it was the premise for the whole show.

My daughter played with her ipod the whole time and did not look up- but she is not deaf.

I am pretty outgoing and usually have no problem standing up for myself- but this time I blew it.

Has something like this ever happened to you? What did you do?

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  1. Ugh, it is so difficult! I am the same way in not wanting to "bother" anyone, but am learning. I think the best choice would have been to ask to wait in the back room. I have done this before when the waiting room is too busy for my dizziness.

  2. I recently had five children with me in the doctor's office and a talk show was on about Twilight and all the older women lusting over the young actors. There really was no where for us to go, so I told all the children to look at me and just tried to engage them in a rather loud conversation. It seems that so many medical offices are going with tv in the waiting rooms these days. I appreciate my dentist who plays the occasional Disney movie and has classical music playing in the background.

  3. I am so like you. I stay away from controversy to the point my family or I are the ones that suffer. I really don't agree with t.v.'s being in waiting rooms.

  4. You know, Im not sure what I would have done


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