Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Imagine how the baby feels...

Today on the train there was a loudly crying baby. It was annoying, as such occurrences always are, but I also had an epiphany. How could the mild discomfort of any bystander ever match the momentary torment of a baby who is crying? We should be more tolerant of crying babies in public, I think. You're upset? Well, imagine how the baby feels.


  1. That is, in fact, usually my greatest source of discomfort while a baby is crying- the extreme agony it must be undergoing. Often I suspect the baby is crying because its throat hurts, which is of course exacerbated by the crying, which makes its cries all the more violent until it loses its voice and is mutely terrified.