By mochiko - 09/08/2009 07:28 - United States

Today, I was at the mall with my little brother. I saw him touching some expensive objects, so I slapped his arm. I noticed he wasn't my brother when he started crying and his real mom slapped me in the face. FML
I agree, your life sucks 16 478
You deserved it 56 313

Same thing different taste

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I like your approach of slap first, ask questions later. You would make a good pimp.

How can this be anything else then a YDI?


How can this be anything else then a YDI?

hibarisanstr 0

i hope it hurt you dumb son of a bitch. You don't make a kid cry.

heavenandhell 0

exacly my thoughts YDDI and to number 4 maby the kid deserved it too

sometimes little kids cry just out of being scared, welli would be scared too if some stranger hit me. and dpending on how old the OP was, the mother would be illigal for striking the minor YDI

Yep. You shouldn't hit anyone, not even your brother. You got what you deserved. Way to go, other-kid's mom!

Skull_300 0

Two options here: 1. Sue that Bitch. 2. Beat the **** out of her. She should have thanked you for making sure her brat didn't break something. Instead of watching her kid, sounds like she was either taking care of her shopoholic needs or sucking a ****.

Is "than" really all that hard to spell?

I don't think the OP deserved it. He was just trying to prevent someone who he thought was his brother from breaking anything. Also, chances are that the OP didn't really hit the kid's hand hard. It may have just been a stern pat to remind him to behave, so many older siblings and parents do that to discipline the kids, which I think is a very important aspect of bringing a child up! The kid probably just cried cuz he got intimidated by an absolute stranger and the mother was definitely a bitch in overreacting that way! FYL.

blondie1488 0

Yes, sue the child's mother...The child's mother could sue the OP since the OP slapped her kid...and as for not watching kids...obviously the OP wasn't watching his brother or he would have known that the kid wasn't him.

my mom wuddve done the same lol moms can b VERY protective

woow even tho it wasn't ur brother why would u hit him? WTF a simple don't touch these would have been good

tgmarie 1

I beat up my little brother all the time. I'm his older sister. Not his mom

#38 if you say you shouldn't hit your brother, you've never had a brother.


You should have slapped her arm, then used it to slap HER face.

And then **** in it with your power hen.

Congrats congrats on your brilliant achievement

That really sucks. You had no idea it wasn't your brother, it's not your fault.

YeahCourse 4

Nah it's her fault fr just slapping the kids arm without saying hey don't touch the stuff ya kno

Slapping a kid's arm is the equivalent of "hey don't touch the stuff". I really don't see how that was the wrong thing to do if she thought it was her brother.

Ydi for not being an only child!!!!!!!!!!!!

if your first impulse us to hit, you need psychological help. next time, just SAY: please, don't touch the clothes that we can't afford to buy.". or the old standard: "look with your eyes, not with your hands". obviously YDI.

There's nothing wrong with a small slap to the arm or hand. Now if he goes around punching him in the face, that's a different story.

oh please, where i live, thats totally normal. When i was little and my mom or older siblings saw me playing with an expensive object they would give me a little slap to the arm or whatever. If i didnt like theyd beat my ass and i would stop instantly, its the only thing that works. People just dont know how to displine children these days. Gentle words dont work. You have to be firm and to the point.

and make sure it's your own kid... someone does that to my kid and they're going to be getting a lot of worse than a slap on the arm. I don't give a damn who you think you are Don't touch other people's kids.

Oh my I think that people really need to take a deep breath and calm down. This fml was hilarious. It was a mistake. I can't tell you how many times I wasn't paying attention at the mall and starting talking to someone who wasn't who i thought. I've even grabbed the hand of a parent who wasn't mine...when I was little. Who in their right mind can say they never gave their sybling a slap? Obviously this person wasn't being abusive...the woman over reacted. I would be pretty mad if it was one of my daughters. But I certaintly wouldn't slapp another person's face for swatting my daughters hands away from merchandise. I wouldn't slap any stranger's face, especially if they explained it was a case of mistaken identity. Some of you people have nothing better to do than verbally abuse people on this silly website. If it weren't for people who told their stories you'd have nothing to read!!!

#11- you need to realize that it's a kid being dealt with out here. Politely asking a kid to behave like an adult and be all proper is probably not your best bet at actually preventing him from screwing up, if anything he'd just do it more because kids love to do what they're told not to. So yeah, the OP wasn't wrong in giving the kid (who he thought was his younger sibling) a small slap on the hand. It's just a part of disciplining the kid!

tgmarie 1

CHILL. nobody needs mental help, kayyy?

what r u an idiot? talking don't work except for sissified wusses male or female

You need help... Slapping someone on the wrist wont cause "phychological damage" and its a teaching technique thats been very succesful... Older generations used it and look how good they turned out... And look how screwed up this generation is

You're right we wouldn't have FML if people didn't go ahead and post stuff like that and I wish people would stay away from being mean. Also, I've never slapped my siblings. I'm the oldest by years so it's not like I was a little kid and just did it. Just saying though.

i've done that before. several times. if you have little sibs, its gonna happen, a lot of little kids look the same at first glance, i have four of em. so i confuse em quite a bit =) its kinda funny when you think about it

No it's not. o.O I have an older sister, and when we were little she always managed to resist the urge to randomly slap me or someone who looked like me in shops.

If it HAD been your little brother that would have worked to be fair The mum was out of line slapping you in the face