By Anonymous - 12/01/2013 08:14 - United States - Mansfield
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I don't think op really deserves this. I know of "teachable moments" that people have with their kids but this is a case of wrong place at the wrong time. Still this can be a lesson for your child when you return home, which is to not make fun of people ever because it's hurtful.
Kids are easily malleable and OP shouldn't have showed his kid such a thing. But every dad wants his kid to think he's funny and at the time I could easily see this as a small joke not Meant to be hurtful. Census, YDI for making this joke about your boss. And really? Making fun of a speech impediment?
79 although I do not condone ops behavior and I do believe it was cruel. I don't think it's ops fault that something that was done in the privacy of his own home was brought to the light by his child. Both op and his daughter learned their lesson hopefully and the behavior won't be reciprocated.
Tbh, I'm not entirely convinced that op was meant to be making fun of his boss. Maybe op speaks in a baby/funny voice to his daughter sometimes that just happens to sound similar to the boss's voice? Bit of a stretch but hey, sue me for assuming the best in people :)
107, let me get this straight, imitating someone with a speech impediment in front of your five year old isn't cruel? So what if instead of saying it in front of his boss she went to her kindergarten class and imitated a classmate with a speech problem? Sure she doesn't know any better, because her father isn't setting a good example. I'm not saying I've never made fun of anyone and it's totally understandable to have words about your boss when you get home but the point is OP needs to be incredibly careful about his actions around his daughter. They're like tiny parrots waiting to repeat everything their parent say.
Not cool, making fun of his speach impediment, show your daughter a lesson
8) and what's the difference? For argument's sake let's say he only did it once at home... He still made fun of someone's speech impediment. Sure we all make fun of people every now and then, but even then you must realize its wrong, especially in front of your child.
33 - Apparently following the subject of my statement wasn't clear? If so I was referencing the daughter not the OP. If you read my comment again you'll notice I said the daughter was remembering when the father made fun of the boss at home. She wasn't making fun of the boss there, thus making the comment we are replying not make sense. Why would you teach the daughter a lesson because she want making fun of the boss.
50 - Your comment makes no sense because it doesn't matter WHERE it happened, OP made fun of his boss's speech impediment. He shouldn't do that around his daughter period. This in no way makes 2's comment irrelevant. In fact, it makes it very relevant to the FML.
Honestly, you should never make fun of someone's disabilities. YDI on this one.
It really isn't funny, my brother and I both have problems stuttering. People can be really mean about stuff that isn't another persons fault. At my school they allow the special education kids to join any club they would like. One girl decided to join cheer, and she obviously can't do it like all the other girls and people make fun of her a lot. It's horrible.
I take offensive to this, its not funny in the slightest. Up until 12th grade I had a very very noticeable lisp, because of a birth defect that was fixed earlier. I had to have jaw surgery to get my teeth far enough forward to speak properly. I got bullied a lot, people would come up and speak to me pretending they had a lisp. It can really ruin someone's childhood. Making fun of people because they're a little different is not only mean, but its childish and immature. Grow the fuck up.
You don't know that that's how it happened, maybe he spoke baby-like with his child? This isn't too hard to grasp. From what we can tell from the story OP have not made fun of his boss but rather the previously mentioned happened. When I speak to children I sometimes use a funny lisp that I used to have because in context of my regular voice they laugh. I am almost certain this happened.
At #69: Since I know how you feel in the sense that I also used to have a sort of lisp and I actually still have problems saying rolling R's which english people very rarely use, but in Sweden it's every other R. I think it's still humourous because it's funny to hear a lisp if you're a child. Now the boss in question may have some other "defect" but you are really the buzzkill here. If we can't laugh at this we can't laugh at anything. However I am not saying you deserved to be bullied, that is of course horrible for you and I know that pain. It sucks.
#77 it's funny to a child yes, but that's the reason that I, as well as many other children, have been bullied. Parents should be teaching their children that what may be funny to them can make other people very uncomfortable. I don't have a lisp anymore but I'm sympathetic to people that do, like my friend. Shes a teacher and her own students mock her. I don't think I'm being a buzzkill at all, go ahead and laugh at other things, but this can really affect some people and I don't find it humorous at all.
Oh, yes, #69 Yes-yes-yes, everything was going swimmingly for you until people started making fun of your voice.Yes, yes, THIS is the thing that will ruined your reputation, not your years of grotesque appearance or awkward social graces, or that Felix Unger-ish way you clear your sinuses. No, no, it's THIS. Do you hear yourself talk?
I stammered a bit as a kid (mostly I mispronounced words - and hesitated because I *knew* I couldn't pronounce it properly) until around seventh grade, because of the way my jaw and teeth were set up wrong. It took a palate-widener, three retainers, seven years of braces, and two surgeries to fix my jaw/teeth, and three years of speech therapy - I still hesitate a bit on certain words, ESPECIALLY in French. I'm also physically disabled, use crutches to get around, and have to deal with a lot of fatigue, and medications that mess with my head and make my brain go foggy so I forget simple things like left from right, or people's names. I believe anything is funny in the right time at the right place (in comedian's terms, know your room). Robert Downey Jr's character in Tropic Thunder saying "You never go full retard" in reference to Ben Stiller's character's performance in another film is absolutely brilliant. He's also portraying a method actor working in blackface, which is offensive in a million ways and yet also hilariously brilliant because it's so offensive it's ludicrous. Also? When I was in the hospital sick, I wrote into the Hollywood Babble-On podcast, because I was listening a lot in the hospital, and Kevin Smith essentially got Ralph Garman to make fun of me in a really, really bad French accent. It made my MONTH. Maybe I have a strange sense of humour, but I firmly believe there is a place for any kind of humour (hell, I call myself 'the cripple' or 'cripplepotamus', and threaten to shin people with my crutches if they're being stupid - 'cripplepotamus' has now become an affectionate nickname from my partner - which sometimes earns him a thwack on the shins). Since one of my main illnesses is Lupus, my friends call me 'the Werewolf', when someone asks what's wrong with me, they like to interrupt and say 'she's got the Werewolf', and I threaten to bite them and give them Werewolf too. (Lupus is not remotely contagious). But you gotta know your room, and making fun of someone with a speech impediment in front of a five year old is a pretty bad interpretation of your audience. =/ Might be hilarious if you have a couple of the guys from work come over for a beer in the backyard, but like I said, know your room. Making fun of someone behind their back is also probably not the best approach, either. I have a sense of humour about my disabilities, and always have - some people don't - I prefer to be made fun of to my face. Some nasty rumours from friends started behind my back when one of them commented on the number of narcotic drugs I was taking jokingly (knowing I was under strict supervision from two doctors and a pain specialist), and by the time it got back to me? I was apparently addicted to pain medication and buying it from dealers. Beware the broken telephone.
YDI. There is a place for people like you. It's called hell. Never make fun of people with disabilities.
Actually no, 90, it's opinion based. Science has discovered a lot of things, but nowhere have they proved that God/Heaven/Hell doesn't exist. If they did, I imagine a lot of people would've converted to atheism by now. And to imply that people who belong to a religion are illogical is just as ignorant. There are plenty of scientists, doctors and physicists that are Christians, Jews, etc.