To the Older Lady at the Store

Your comment “teenagers like you having babies before you get the chance to explore the world…just sad.” First off I am no teenager. I’m a young married woman that waited to get pregnant until after we were married. An ignorant comment like that could have been detrimental to a young girl that was victim of rape. Maybe you should think before you speak.

Your comment “boy you have your hands full” was just rude. Yes I do have my hands full and you don’t know the half of it. My husband is deployed and I am totally alone with a newborn and two toddlers. With one infant screaming in the car seat and two toddlers losing it on the floor while I try to purchase groceries I can clearly see that I have my hands full. There’s no need for you to state the obvious!

Your rude comment regarding my mixed race family was completely ignorant. Think about it…you take the skin off a person and we all look the same. Open your eyes and treat people the same as you wish to be treated. I chose to step out of my comfort zone and my eyes were opened, I’d choose my husband’s family over my own two-faced family any day just because of how they treat those around them.

Your rude looks and comments while I purchased groceries with a food stamp card were completely unnecessary, you don’t know what a person is going through so shut up. For your information, my family was going through a really rough time and needed some assistance so my children could have food in their stomachs. I can’t tell you how many times I went hungry so my kids could eat and that’s with the food stamp card helping out. I used it as a last resort. Taking care of a disabled spouse, children and trying to hold down a job all on your own is nearly impossible. Sometimes people need help and if they are trying to do it on their own, there’s nothing wrong with lending a hand.

Your comments didn’t make my life any easier but had the opposite affect. You made me start to question all of my life choices and doubt myself. Let me tell you something though, I know what’s best for me and you can’t tell me different. I know what I have been through, you don’t so offering your snide comments won’t bother me any further.

Sincerely,

Kellie Torres

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