Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Postscript to "overheard at the checkout counter..."

So, today I discovered my thoughts regarding the checkout dilemma were shared on one of my very favorite blogs to read - Universal Hub. (Great site, if you love to read whats going on in Boston from different bloggers perspectives - as well as news items, check it out if you don't already!)

I don't typically respond when a person comments - but this one sort of irked me a bit.
The commenter went as follows:

"More to the point...
By anon (not verified) Tue, 10/27/2009 - 1:16pm
...why is this blog even here? I thought Universal Hub was about important/amusing things that happen in and around the city, not the inane, outdated rantings of a bridge-and-tunnel Mom. I mean, really, worried about what junior's going to think when he sees Cosmo in the checkout line?

Unless... unless Adam's making a sly comment about the overall inanity of the burbs. That's it, isn't it? We're onto you."

(Well, Anon - aren't you the witty one. Not even using your name? Seriously now.)

Like I said, I don't typically let posts that are critical bother me. But, this one got under my skin. Maybe it's the Mother Hen in me protecting my young? (Or is it the pitbull in me that's covered in lipstick? Pick your analogy, I'm not fussy.)

Hence my response:
More to the point -- and for the record
By Rebecca (not verified) Tue, 10/27/2009 - 6:12pm
Just to clarify - I couldn't be any further from being a 'burban "bridge & tunnel mom". I'm an entreprenuer, multiple business owning city girl, owning two liquor stores (Not exactly a prudish business....) in both Boston proper AND a city North of Boston.

That being said, I'm not concerned about "junior seeing Cosmo" but was more expressing curiousity about why Cosmo is mixed in with Martha Stewart and Cooking mags in the checkout aisle, unlike other magazines that are grouped together. It's not about him seeing the magazine per se, it's more about my having to explain to him at an age far too young for me to have to explain about pleasuring a partner 12 ways to Tuesday in the bedroom.

Let's be honest -- a beautiful woman half naked on a cover with the words SEX in bold letters is far more appealing to young eyes than anything the Star, Enquirer or World could ever put on the cover. Is it damaging to the kids? No, of course not. But as a parent it's difficult to discuss such a big subject to such a tender age.

Clearly, you aren't a parent. Burb or otherwise....."

Hmmmph. Take that.

(she says flipping her non-suburban city chick hair while sipping a glass of wine.)


Michal said...
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Suldog said...

Ugh. Didn't see that over at U-Hub. I would have gladly jumped in.