I don't think the children were meaning to be insensitive when the 17- year-old waitress handed them their ice cream and they blankly stared and didn't react by saying thank you. They were desensitized because of all the visual and sensory stimulation. I don't think it warrants grabbing their ice cream and tossing it in the trash because none of them said thank you. (Yes, this happened just the other day and is in the process of going viral on Facebook.) Save your money, mom, and gently remind them that there is a visual message that they missed.
'Cause we're all guilty of over-looking things that we're supposed to see in this visual, sensory-overloaded world that we live in!
|Image - Junling Huo|