Guess who I ran into this morning? I happened to decide to go by the local Hardee's for a breakfast item. When I pulled into the parking lot I saw a truck that looked familiar. The license plate read CROME1. I proceeded through the drive-thru all the while hoping the orders in front of me would be precooked so I could look into the restaurant. When I finally got to the window there I saw him. He sat there sporting his neck brace (imagine that) with a 7 or 8yr old boy. It was Steph's dad Tom. I got my food and whipped into the first parking spot I could find. I walked in totally ignoring him (he was sitting to the right of the door) and went into the ladies room. I wanted to make sure that he saw me first. When I came out of the restroom I walked directly to his table. I said hello to the unfortunate child eating biscuits and gravy with him. Then I said "When do you plan on calling your daughter?" He started to say that she told him she didn't want to talk to him blah blah blah. I decided then to be sure my voice was heard by the sweet older men who have coffee in there every morning. I didn't yell, I was just louder than normal. I said "A real man would call anyway. Would see what he could do to fix the problem." He started to stammer for a remark but I turned on my heel and headed for the door. Then I said again "A real man will call his daughter no matter what, not wait for months" and I walked out of the door and never looked back.
Oh, and get this. Tom was in his pajamas.......in the restaurant in his pajamas. Huh? What the? He can't throw on a teeshirt and jeans?
I am also wondering who that boy was and why he was with Tom. Tom likes small boys. You know what I mean. I can't prove it but I know what he went through as a small child and how he was sexually abused and that he never even tried to get help for it. I have a good mind to check at his house to make sure this boy isn't the son of someone he is dating/living with. If so I will inform the mother of what I know. As a mother I feel/I know it is my duty to do so.