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Topic # 248193 14-Mar-2019 07:34
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English is my third language, I can speak and understand normally conversation. That hard time comes to stuff like black humor or I have to peel off extra layers to understand what it really means like the knock knock joke.

 

 

 

My question for the day is, if you could not be blunt to tell people off, is there any nice way to do so.

 

like the recent incident I had:

 

I was in the airport arrival area waiting to pick up my friend. I sat there listing to music and minding my own business. A lady with 4 kids show up (a boy and a girl maybe 7-8, a toddler plus a younger one in a trolley). They sat in the seats on the other side of the aisle. Not so long after, the boy started pushing the trolley like a race car; the baby in the trolley is scamming; the girl was chasing the boy yelling at him and tried to stop him but keep failing. the area is quite a congested and the boy could easier hurt someone. 

 

 

 

I did not do anything but just sat there and hope no one get hurt. I know it is not anyone's business how parents want to raise their kids. But what would you do? Is there any nice way to tell them off in cases like this?

 

Would be good to find out.

 

 

 

thanks and sorry about my poor grammar.

 

Sam:) 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2197658 14-Mar-2019 07:52
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https://vimeo.com/81393966

Use this at work when we hire people from other countries.

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  Reply # 2197661 14-Mar-2019 07:59
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jonherries: https://vimeo.com/81393966

Use this at work when we hire people from other countries.

Jon

 

That's very good

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2197703 14-Mar-2019 09:11
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jonherries: https://vimeo.com/81393966

Use this at work when we hire people from other countries.

Jon

 

No wonder it takes so long to get anything done in this country.





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  Reply # 2197704 14-Mar-2019 09:11
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Nice video.
Showed my daughter (13).We both laughed cos it is funny but so true.
Then I pointed out how the techniques might help her overcome her socal shyness. Hopefully she tries it out.
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  Reply # 2197805 14-Mar-2019 10:52
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Tone is everything. It's possible to be direct and pleasant at the same time. That video is good though. 

 

Be warned, a fair number of parents tend to be pretty unhappy if you parent their kids.  I'd probably approach the parent rather than the kids themselves, but I might even go indirect and approach an airport attendant and let them handle it as a matter of authority around kids safety. 

 

 


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  Reply # 2197810 14-Mar-2019 10:58
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+1 to above. I have no kids of my own so I have no place parenting others kids. But in a public place I wouldn't hesitate to call in someone who has authority in that area if I saw someone acting a nuisance or unsafe. 


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  Reply # 2197821 14-Mar-2019 11:16
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You don't.

 

You buy noise cancelling headphones, and live in blissful ignorance of your surroundings.


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  Reply # 2197840 14-Mar-2019 11:32
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I call a spade a spade and would just tell her bluntly, she doesn't like it tough, I never pussy foot around anything say it how it is.





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  Reply # 2198312 14-Mar-2019 23:45
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In that specific scenario, I would have reported it to the nearest airline or airport staff member and let them deal.

In hotels, on several occasions, when kids are running up and down corridors, yelling from one room to another etc I have merely opened my door and roared "Shut up!" like Drill Sergeant. That works.





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  Reply # 2198349 15-Mar-2019 07:15
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Firstly, change your attitude. It's not your place to "tell people off". They're not misbehaving children.

 

Explain the problem that you see, and ask them to do something.

 

 




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  Reply # 2198355 15-Mar-2019 07:19
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jonherries: https://vimeo.com/81393966

Use this at work when we hire people from other countries.

Jon

 

 

 

ha the video is helpful :P




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  Reply # 2198357 15-Mar-2019 07:21
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explain the problem is good start, but if it is obvious, doesnt it make you wonder whether they cant see it as a problem or they are just ignoring it?


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  Reply # 2198476 15-Mar-2019 11:32
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iamsammajor:

explain the problem is good start, but if it is obvious, doesnt it make you wonder whether they cant see it as a problem or they are just ignoring it?



Apparently it doesn't concern such adults how their children's behaviour and the way they deal with it influences how they are perceived.





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