(KMSP) - Author and parenting expert Michelle Icard couldn’t help but overhear a conversation between three teenagers at Starbucks. Bothered by the girls apparently trash-talking another girl they knew, she took to Facebook and recited what she heard.
I’m crawling out of my skin sitting next to three very pretty, very boisterous, horribly behaved young teenage girls at the Cotswold Starbucks. So far they have laughed about 1) a girl who wrote a song for the talent show about being lonely (She is so weird!) 2) the crappy presents they have gotten in the past from friends 3) girls who copy them (the worst) OH and just now, how "Catherine wanted to be the lead singer but we took a vote and everyone wanted me instead so sorry Catherine you can be the manager." It is taking all my restraint to keep from exploding so I'm complaining to you all instead.
In the comments below, someone suggested she do something about it, so she did. She wrote them a note.
Follow up to my post about the girls at Starbucks.
I left and went to do my grocery shopping, conflicted the whole time, and I could see the girls still sitting in Starbucks as I drove home. I ran into my house, grabbed a note card and wrote a quick, heartfelt note.
Then I ordered three mini frappucinos on my mobile app and headed back up to Starbucks. They were still there. I walked up to them and said, "Hi Girls. You don't know me but it looks like you're here studying and I wrote you a note of encouragement." I handed them the card and walked away. (The drinks weren't ready but the barista agreed to delivering them for me.)
I have terrible handwriting so if you can't make it out:
I sat near you today in Starbucks and listened as you talked. You three are obviously pretty and hard-working. I wish your kindness matched your pretty exteriors. I heard you talk about a girl who sang a song about being lonely in the talent show - and you laughed. About a girl who couldn't be lead singer because you got all the votes, about crappy presents other people have given you…and you sounded so mean and petty.
You are smart and you are pretty. It would take nothing from you to also be kind. - M."