The SO asked if there was anything I wanted to do over the weekend. Without much of a thought or consideration as to the cost, I pipped 'museum'. I hadn't been to any of the museums in Brisbane and I thought it might be an educational trip. Besides, the museum apparently had some dino bones on exhibit and I hadn't had the opportunity to see any of these before.
Thankfully it was free admission.
The visit highlighted that many kids lack basic manners. An elderly couple were watching a vintage documentary about wombat conservation, when a boy of about 7-8 years old walk past and pushed the button to restart the entire film. The elderly man went 'hey!' and the boy looked back... and walked away without a further glance. The boy's elder sister/mother went 'oei', pinched her nose bridge and didn't bother to get the boy to apologise, nor apologise on the boy's behalf to the elderly couple.
My own encounter was not much different. I was half bent over with my head tilted to look into a tank of stick insect eggs, when a child of about 4-5 years old crawled up beside me and stood up, bonking the top of her head into my cheek bone. It really hurt and I did yelp in surprise at the pain and glared at this child. She looked up at me and turned back to the tank, not bothering to even look apologetic.
Why aren't parents doing a thing to discipline their children and teach them the basics of 'thank you' and 'sorry'? No wonder kids these days believe they can get away with anything.