Note to ‘selfish’ couple with ‘screaming baby’ at Colo. ski area hotel: ‘Babies don’t ski!’
After struggling through an evening with a crying infant at a hotel reportedly located at a Colorado ski resort recently, a couple awoke to a rather unpleasant surprise in the form of a nasty note slipped under their door.
That note was shared by the mother’s brother on his blog, Dad On The Run, last week. Here’s how it began:
“Thank you for bringing a screaming baby to a ski resort and waking up everyone near your room several times during the night. Babies don’t ski, no reason to bring them to a ski resort. They should stay at home with family or nanny.”
The author goes on to suggest that “I never brought my babies to a place like this. I was considerate of others, not selfish.”
“We need more people who think of others and less selfish ones,” the author continued. “Your baby’s screams ruined our sleep on Saturday and Sunday. We planned this trip a year ago to ski hard all day and sleep at night so we could ski all day. Thanks to you, that was not the case. Hope you think of others around on your next trip. Thanks!”
The couple who received the note have not been identified, but the mother’s brother has revealed they were starting at a hotel located near a Colorado ski resort.
The mother’s brother was irked by the note, who said he assured his distraught sister and brother-in-law that “they are not doing anything wrong” and that both are “considerate” and “kind people.” The unidentified blogger obviously feels different about the author of the note, who he seems to consider equally (if not more) selfish and cowardly.
“Perhaps, if you had yelled back or pounded on the headboard then the thinness of the walls would have been more evident to the struggling parents,” the blogger wrote. “Then again, such an act of directness would have identified yourself as the petty selfish person you are. Personally, I think you knew that, which is why instead, you decided to lay your opinion out anonymously and with no consideration of what was happening within the room or who the people are you were addressing.”
Mostly, it seems the blogger believes the individual who left the note is traversing a slippery slope without any support wires.
“If it’s not a child, it will be a dog; if it’s not a dog, it will be a group of drunken fraternity members, or a construction crew, or a leaky faucet. Maybe loud lovers, the TV in the next room, or a neighbor who leaves their radio clock on all night that will disturb your slumber,” the blogger wrote. “It’s always something, isn’t it?
“I teach my children we can’t control the actions of others, but we can control our own reactions. We can choose every day whether to let life’s little inconveniences make us miserable, or to smile and carry on.”