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Sound Off: Involuntary ear piercing

I was there, but I am not the person that sent in the letter.

This was a very similar case to what you described.

The child was screaming in terror, and holding her hands over her ears. Her mother was holding her down, so that the clerk could pierce her second ear against her will. I never heard a child that terrified before.

Children only have their parents to protect them, and this child did not. This would have been very different if the mom wasn't holding her down when she was terrified. She would have eventually been calm enough that the mother could have done the piercing for her, but holding her down like that was freaking her out.

As far as the people writing "busybody" are concerned: nobody did anything to the mother for this. A question was simply asked on LJWorld.com. No big deal.

January 11, 2013 at 3:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sound Off: Involuntary ear piercing

You weren't there, so you don't know,

January 11, 2013 at 3:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sound Off: Involuntary ear piercing

LJWorld re-wrote the question. I was there, but I am not the person that sent in the letter.

The child was screaming in terror. She was not simple crying. She was holding her hands over her ears, and her mother was holding her down, so that the clerk could pierce her second ear against her will. I never heard a child that terrified in my entire life.

Her first ear had been pierced the day before, and apparently for whatever reason, that was not a normal experience.

Children only have their parents to protect them, and this child did not.

January 11, 2013 at 3 p.m. ( | suggest removal )