Imagine you can barely walk. You're trying your best to live life, when all of a sudden a tiny demon starts attacking you! Okay, so the demon is technically a child, but how is it possible for children to be so evil?! The kid's mom is even worse, and you're cornered by these entitled creeps. What do you do? How do you survive that onslaught? That's what rushed through Willow's mind one fateful day at her local Walmart. All she wanted was to pick out some stocking stuffers for her kids, but instead she experienced a shocking and vicious fight, all for the strangest reason!
Now for some very important context that this entire story hinges on: Willow wears and expensive knee brace and walks with a cane. This brace cost her several hundred dollars, and if Willow didn't wear it at all times, her knee would buckle and she would fall flat on her face. It wasn't pretty. So one day, Willow was slowly making her way through her local Walmart, looking for some holiday presents for her kids. Also, some important context to mention here: Willow was super-duper pregnant. Like that baby could have popped out any minute. Willow's doctor had told her to avoid any sort of stress during this time. Which would turn out to be completely impossible. Willow made it to the toy cars, since her kids were huge fans of Hot Wheels. All of a sudden, Willow feels something touching her knee brace. Alarmed, Willow turned around to find a little boy grinning up at her with a wicked grin. Willow tried to smile back, but this little gremlin was about to make her life a living nightmare.
This petite goblin was Jeffrey, and he was determined to ruin this woman's life for funsies. Willow told the little boy, 'Hello! It's not polite to touch other people's things. Can you not touch my brace please? Thank you.'
Jeffrey pretty much ignored Willows words and stated, "But I want it! Give it to me!"
Willow replied, "No, I can't walk without it. You can't have it. And it's not your size anyway, it's made for an adult."
Jeffrey got super red in the face and shouted, "I don't care give it to me or I'll tell my mommy!"
Not one to be outwitted by a literal child, Willow said, "Okay, that's fine. You can tell your mom you cannot have it, sweetheart!"
Jeffrey wandered away, and Willow assumed this was the last she would see of this kid. Nope, that would make for an incredibly boring story! Willow made the mistake of rationally assuming Jeffrey would get told off by his mother for trying to take Willow's knee brace. Willow returned to her browsing, looking up the price of the toy cars inline to see if she could get a better deal. Willow vividly remembers how, "I'm scrolling through my phone when I can feel and hear the Velcro being pulled apart on my brace. I pull my leg up and turn around and see the kid sitting there."
Yep, the dreaded Jeffrey was back, and he wouldn't stop until he got that knee brace. What would Willow be able to do?!
Willow was not going to let this little brat take away the one thing literally keeping her upright. She peered down at the boy and told him, "Excuse me, I told you no! You cannot have or touch my brace!"
Jeffrey, without looking up from his coveted knee brace, told Willow, "Mom said I could just take it because you're faking it!"
Baffled, Willow replied, "I'm not faking anything! You need to go back to your mom now!"
Jeffrey decided that was the perfect moment for plop down onto the ground and wail for his mother. His scream was like a knife stabbing Willow's ear drums. Willow won't ever forget how, "The kid is shrieking and causing a huge scene, screaming for his mother and grabbing at my brace, which is making me unbalanced. I can feel my heart rate going up, and I am starting to worry about falling and hurting my baby."
Seriously, Willow was carrying some very precious cargo, this little kid didn't fully realize how much damage he could easily cause! Just then, a dour woman with sharp, side-swept bangs entered the aisle. It was like the air grew cold and comber around her. This was Jeffrey's mom, Charlize. Charlize meant business. She demanded to know what the problem was here. Willow, trying to be hopeful amidst the chaos, told Charlize, "You child is asking for my brace! I told him no, and then he tried to take it off of me!"
At this point readers, you may be hopeful that Charlize is a rational human being and scolds her son for this obviously terrible behavior. But you saw the title, you can guess what's about to come out of Charlize's mouth. believe it or not, Charlize is just as deranged and nasty as her tiny son. Charlize exclaimed, "Well just give it to him then. I don't see what the big deal is, you can buy another!"
In an instant, all of Willows hopes for this woman were completed torn apart. She pleaded, "My insurance only covers a new one of these every five years. I can't get another one! If your son wants a knee brace so badly, you need to tell him that he cannot have mine!"
But Willow's begging did nothing to change Charlize's mind. She glowered and said, "No, my son can have yours. Take it off, and give it to me."
Charlize stretched out her hand. Willow was petrified, how could these people be so heartless? Here's a very pregnant woman struggling to walk, let's take the only thing keeping her upright, because we don't care about other human beings! Willow was at a loss for words. Before she could formulate a response, Charlize took matters into her own hands and took things way too far.
Charlize had the audacity to dart forward and grab at Willow's knee brace. Charlize was bending down, trying to undo it. Seriously, what was wrong with these people?! In a split-second decision, Willow kicked Charlize away from her precious brace. Now Willow isn't a violent person, and this was really just her instinct kicking in. Willow recalled how, "I kick her in the chest away from me, and she falls on her butt. It wasn't a hard kick, since it was on my bad side, but it was enough to show that I mean business."
Willow was simply defending herself. What would you have done in her place, readers? But Charlize saw this as a malicious attack on her and her son. Charlize ignored the whole "I'm attacking a defenseless woman with a disability" thing and acted like she was the victim! Willow screamed, "NO! HELP! DON'T TOUCH ME!"
Charlize roared back, "YOU KICKED ME! YOU Actually KICKED ME! SOMEONE CALL THE POLICE! I'll have you arrested for this!"
A crowd began to form near this dreadful toy aisle, blocking any sort of exit for our poor Willow. Willow was in tears at this point. Her brace was half-way undone, removing any and all support it once provided. Willow's leg gave zero support, so she was wobbling on her cane and one leg to stay up. The manager rushed over and tried to console Willow, but what was he going to do. Charlize was still shrieking, but would anyone be powerful enough to actually stop her?!
It turns out the local police were strong enough! Someone had in fact called the police, who were able to make it to the store in record time. They broke through the crowd to find Willow and take her away from Charlize and her demon child. An officer supported Willow and took her to the nearby shoe department, seating her on a bench to calm her down. As soon as Willow sat down, the officer demanded that Willow give him the knee brace that she stole. Willow, appalled at the suggestion, told the officer that it was hers in the first place, and some wicked mom and her kid were trying to literally steal it off of her leg. Willow recalled how, "The officer asks for proof it's mine, so I pull up recent photos of me getting it fitted and walking with it at the doctor's office. I also have my letter saying insurance would cover it completely."
Willow looked down at her poor knee brace, and she noticed that a crucial piece of it was missing! That brought another wave of tears to poor Willow, as the brace was definitely broken now without that piece, and it would have to be another five years before getting a new one was a possibility. The piece must have broken off when Willow kicked Charlize away from her. The officer had heard enough at this point. He left poor Willow alone for a few minutes, while he went back to Charlize. Willow had no idea what would happen, or if the officer actually believed her. it turned out that not everyone in that store was a vicious monster after all!
The officer returned, telling Willow that he was arresting Charlize for destruction of medical equipment and attacked a disabled person. Apparently, the officer went over and checked the security cameras, and it was pretty clear that Charlize and Jeffrey attacked Willow, and Willow was merely defending herself. Willow was completely in shock at the positive news. But unfortunately, more insanity was awaiting Willow just around the corner."
Willow went into labor early because of the incident at the supermarket. Yes, you read that correctly. She had to be hospitalized with an IV drip for three days before the contractions subsided. She thought things were fine after that, but if only took a couple of weeks for her to have her baby prematurely! But don't worry folks, the baby was completely fine. To be clear, she didn't give birth because of the supermarket stress, so at least she had some time to recover from that horrible incident! If there was anything positive to come out of that monstrous day, it was Willow's incredible baby girl. Want to hear some even better news? The insurance company billed Charlize for Willow's new knee brace! Charlize was snooty enough to refuse this charge, until Willow got her lawyer friend to pay Charlize a visit. The lawyer friend informed Charlize that if she didn't pay, she would be receiving a one-way ticket to lawsuit city, which would cost way more than this already expensive knee brace. So Willow received a bright and shiny new knee brace in the mail not too long after this whole ordeal. No word on what happened to the dreadful Charlize and Jeffrey. Why did they even want that knee brace in the first place? It probably had nothing to do with the brace itself. It was another way to demonstrate their power over people they perceived to be weaker. Those two desperately need therapy. I have no doubt they were banned from that Walmart, as well as several other supermarkets because they are just that terrible! Next time you're at the supermarket, be wary of Charlize and Jeffrey (or really any entitled mother and son duo). It could end up getting deadly if you aren't careful!