Angry Mom: This is a true story ....
The other day, my daughter just did not want to go down for her nap in the crib, so I decided that before I went insane listening to her cry, I'd get some shopping done at Whole Foods. I took her out of the crib, put her in the stroller and we walked down to the market. Then I put her stroller in the laying-down position, so that she might still catch a little catnap.
I was returning some phone calls while strolling through the market when I heard a lady behind me. "Excuse me, excuse me!" she called. I turned around because of the urgency in her voice. "You really should lift your child's seat up," the woman said. "She wants to see the world!"
I told my girlfriend on the phone to hold on a minute (yes, I was in the middle of a conversation), then said to the lady, "Wait ... what?"
"Your child!" she said. "She is not up far enough. She needs to be moved up so she can see!"
I kind of chuckled (but in a bitchy kind of way) and then said, "Oh, are you her mom? Do you know her nap schedule? No, you don't, thank you."
Dude, WTF?! Imagine if I'd come up to her in the market and said, "Oh my gosh, you're not going to buy that, are you?! Do you know how BAD that is for you, and how many grams of fat it has?!" I mean, even though I've often thought things like that to myself while viewing other people's grocery carts (I am very guilty of judging others), I would never actually say it out loud.
Parenting is a hard enough job as it is, so unless I am asking you for some advice, please don't throw your opinions at me. I'm trying my best here. I am willing to bet that this lady didn't have any kids, because if she did, she would probably have known better.
Next time, lady, keep your unsolicited advice where I keep my judgments about you -- inside. Otherwise, I'm going to unleash my crap onto you. And trust me: You don't want that!