haruka: (ryoma-spareme)
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We've had a trapper come twice to capture raccoons for live release that are causing us problems. The first time was fine, the second time he brought his seven-year-old daughter.

I don't like kids, and I'm not comfortable around them. Multiply that by ten thousand when there's a kid in my house, and even more so when her father likes to talk, thus prolonging my tension over the kid.

She was fascinated by our bookcases of manga, etc, but mostly with our Monster High dolls (she has a couple of her own, but commented on how she wished she could have one of ours, like a hint. Nope, not happening.)

Her father's still blabbing, and my wife and I keep darting anxious looks toward the kid, who is picking up stuff from our shelves now (she can't reach the dolls, luckily.) It wasn't until she picked up our GERBIL that my wife spoke up, because she was picking her up exactly the way you're NOT supposed to (with your hand over it, like a bird's talons.) Her father finally said something to her, but it didn't keep her from continuing to stick her hand in there. I don't think she was trying to pick her up again, but by then I just wanted her gone (okay, I wanted her gone before she even came inside, but it was much more intense by then.)

I hope when he comes back, he leaves her at home.

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Date: 2012-12-26 10:17 pm (UTC)
dinogrrl: nebula!A (Default)
From: [personal profile] dinogrrl
Oh man, I would have lost it if someone, kid or no, had mishandled or bothered one of my animals, especially after I'd told them to stop.

Is it possible to call the guy before the next time he comes and just ask politely if he could not bring his child again, your house is not child-proof or something like that? Or that if she must come, if he could bring something to occupy her while she's there? She's his kid, he needs to be the one entertaining her, not you and your house.

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Date: 2012-12-26 11:59 pm (UTC)
dinogrrl: nebula!A (Default)
From: [personal profile] dinogrrl
Huh, you're right, the date's from back in April. Hopefully posts won't take so long to get through in the future!

And I'm glad to hear that. I mean, I'm all for taking kids places and letting them learn things, but boundaries do need to be respected.

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Date: 2013-12-27 02:55 am (UTC)
yumesan: (yeah I rock)
From: [personal profile] yumesan
Just getting to respond to stuff now that the holidaze is over...

Seriously? A man who's main job is to deal with wild or half-wild animals hasn't taught his child how to deal with even small rodents/pets whatever? If the daughter isn't part of the 'trapper' you paid for, she doesn't even have to be allowed on the property as far as I understand. But then again, the States are a bit different than Canada, so not sure how the law swings up north.


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