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A lesson unlearned on creepiness

As I exited the Nugget supermarket, I passed by a woman who was talking to a small object she was bouncing up and down in her arms. The swaddled object turned out to be a baby doll. She was cooing to the doll and as I passed said, "Oh, is something wrong, little dear?"

Perhaps I should not call it creepy, but it was definitely a little unnerving and surprising. There was no actual lesson, hence the unlearned part (which begs the question: How do you unlearn something you didn't learn in the first place? You decide).

(I will duly note that my flour-baby Hernando received a lot of very important baby talks in a stroller at the dog park in high school. This lasted right up until he became cake.)

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rinalia
Jan. 10th, 2009 10:45 pm (UTC)
Wow. Well, I guess that's better than my cousin who popped out 4 kids in 5 years with four different partners. She coulda used a lifelike baby doll in lieu.
slave2tehtink
Jan. 10th, 2009 10:51 pm (UTC)
It was a WEIRD TIME. Said cousin had always wanted nothing more than to be married and have babies. The other cousin had gotten married already and just HAD her first baby.

Weird cousin was sort-of-kind-of-engaged at the time and had no babies, so had baby doll instead.

My Dad and my other cousin's husband and I used to get together and snort and giggle outside before we could go in to join any family gatherings.

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