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ρiηkie ρie 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Kentucky 21902 posts
Jun 12th '13
Quoting Mama Bear w/2:" What if it was a child touching all of you? Would you all still feel the need to "defend" yourselves?"

A small child usually doesn't understand the concept of personal space so it's forgivable. An adult does or at least should. It's not the same thing, not to me anyways. That said, a 14 year old comes up and gropes my stomach, I'm going to smack her hand too if I see fit. Still a child but at that point she should know better too. You don't touch people you don't know. Period.

. , Richmond, VA, United States 75118 posts
Jun 12th '13
Quoting Mama Bear w/2:" What if it was a child touching all of you? Would you all still feel the need to "defend" yourselves?"

Someone said young or old they'll "remove" their hand/s how they see fit.

SillyBek Due June 23 (boy); 17 kids; Utah 307 posts
Jun 13th '13

A small child does not understand the concept if personal space so no I would not smack a child's hand away. I actually had a little boy come up to me last week probably around three or four, he put his hand on my belly and rubbed it then just held it there. It didn't bother me at all, it was kind of cute, his mother was embarrassed and apologized especially after he asked if I had a fat baby in there lol. But he's a child he doesn't know any better. Y'all wanna take this shit to extremes and act like someone is beating an old lady lol or because someone said young or old that means they're gonna hit a kid when in reality it's obvious we're talking about people who should understand the concept of personal space. For me a stranger touching me and getting a little harmless hand smack would probably be a reflex lol

A, G, O & L's Mom 4 kids; Michigan 1626 posts
status Jun 13th '13
Quoting ρiηkie ρie:" A small child usually doesn't understand the concept of personal space so it's forgivable. An adult does ... [snip!] ... too if I see fit. Still a child but at that point she should know better too. You don't touch people you don't know. Period. "


Most likely a 90 year old woman probably has some type of memory problem. Which in a lot of cases makes them lose impulse control. I know this I have extensive training in alzheimers/dementia. So, hitting a 90 year old is not much different than a child. Some of the elderly don't have that problem, but a good majority do. I wonder how many of you people are anti-spanking? Yet you think its acceptable to hit old people. This entire thread is making me sick. If you have that big of a problem simply grab the person's hand and say, "please don't touch me. I don't appreciate it." I think a lot of you need to learn some respect.

. , Richmond, VA, United States 75118 posts
Jun 13th '13
Quoting SillyBek:" A small child does not understand the concept if personal space so no I would not smack a child's hand ... [snip!] ... of personal space. For me a stranger touching me and getting a little harmless hand smack would probably be a reflex lol"

No one said beat. :? You're being the dramatic one. Young or old is pretty self explanatory, say what you actually mean next time. :shrug:

Lillith Abendroth 2 kids; Columbus, Ohio 248 posts
Jun 14th '13

My husband is the only driver in the house. I never learned. So we go everywhere together. He always intercepts people and says " if you didnt put it there, dont touch it"
People get the hint quickly and he gets odd looks lol