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Old 08-18-2012, 08:20 AM   #714
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My apologies to people who have lovable kids & grandkids, but it's kids like Vikki Jo's neighbor that make me dislike being around kids in general. I have no patience with yelling, screaming, disrespect, etc. I don't even have much patience with well-behaved kids who are just having fun, acting like kids, and making noise. I'm an old grouch. There is one time of the year that you won't find me at church - and that's during Vacation Bible School.

I have other good qualities. I'll leave being around kids to others.

All that said, I sympathize and empathize with you Vikki Jo. My patience is so thin that I have 3 levels of response with kids: 1. The "evil eye" glare; 2. Yelling (using not-nice words) at them; and 3. the temptation to swat them. Thankfully, I've never made it to stage 3.

And no, I don't have grandchildren.
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