Ask before you act!

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I understand the need to be cautious in a day when so much can go wrong so fast, but to the woman and her older kids at the Halifax Shopping Centre who took the picture of our vehicle and reported us to the police after 30 minutes of trying to deal with our very cranky grandson: why didn't you ask us if we needed help first before passing judgement? Was it because we were two guys with a very cranky little boy who could have run into the road, or did you actually think we were kidnapping him? Would you have taken a picture and called the police if we were a heterosexual couple? I highly doubt it. I would have welcomed you if only you  asked if we needed assistance. Don't tell me you have never been embarrassed by your cranky kids in a public place. Just remember how you felt. How would you feel having the police come to your door and all your neighbours thinking the worse of you? You don't think we weren't aware of how we might be perceived? Please, just ask if you can help when you see some one struggling with their kids. —Two Grandfathers Who Love Their Cranky Grandkids

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