Mother shuts down ‘mean girls’ at Starbucks with powerful note
Published 04/06/2016 | 11:30
A mother’s note to three “horribly behaved” girls she overheard making fun of another girl in Starbucks has been shared by thousands online.
Michelle Icard explained how she was at a Starbucks in North Carolina when she heard them criticising a girl called Catherine.
“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.
“Good luck, Catherine, wherever you are. I hope you find nicer friends!”
She later saw the same girls still sitting in Starbucks as she drove home and so decided to write them a note questioning their behaviour.
“I sat near you today in Starbucks and listened as you talked. You three are obviously pretty and hard-working,” she wrote in the note.
“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.”
The mother, who runs a Facebook page providing “helpful resources and funny insight to parents”, said she has been amazed by the response to her post.