While Danielle Wolf was shopping for groceries at Kroger, some persistent bread squeezing got the best of her nerves, and she said a choice word.
And though these first-class words were only bellowed in an attempt to stop the food squashing, she was arrested for disorderly conduct!
According to the North Augusta Department of Public Safety incident report, “[Danielle] yelled at her children, told them to ‘stop squishing the f*cking bread,’ and used ‘similar phrases multiple times.’ ” Wolf argued that she wasn’t yelling at her kids, but at her husband.
As reported in this article, Michelle Smith saw what Danielle was doing and asked her to “stop using that language” in front of her two daughters. But due to Danielle’s repetitive use of the F-word (and because Danielle reportedly began cursing at Michelle, too), Michelle conveyed her behavior to the authorities.
Danielle said, “He was like, ‘You’re under arrest’ … right in front of kids, in front of my husband, in front of customers. … I didn’t harm nobody. I didn’t hurt nobody. The lady said she was having a bad day. So, because you’re having a bad day, you’re going to ruin somebody’s life.”
Michelle said that she “wasn’t having a bad day, and that hearing [Danielle] use those words brought her back to her abusive childhood.”
North Augusta law states that disorderly conduct can occur if a person happens to “utter, while in a state of anger, in the presence of another, any bawdy, lewd, or obscene words or epithets.” Adding to that, the South Carolina state law’s definition of disorderly conduct includes the “use obscene or profane language on any highway or at any public place or gathering or in hearing distance of any schoolhouse or church.”
Since the arrest, Michelle has called Danielle and delivered an apology, saying she was simply trying to advocate for the children and never envisioned that it would lead to an arrest.
“It took me back to a very hard time, and no one ever stood up for me,” Michelle said. “I apologize for getting into your business.”
Danielle responded, saying, “I can assure you that I will never say that word out in public again. I will never say it to my children. I will never say it to my husband.”
It seems like Danielle, has already learned her lesson.
What do you think about all of this? Experts have said that using curse words can increase ones heart rate and provoke a flight-or-fight response. Swear words are also thought to be stored in the frontal cortex of the brain, linked to emotion. However, the more often a specific swear word is used, the less effective it becomes. I wonder what long-term, emotional damage is inflicted on youth through swear words, especially knowing that most kids learn a four-lettered word before they learn the alphabet.
Do you think Michelle was doing the right thing, with respectable intents, or did she stick her nose where it didn’t belong? Do you use your own assortment of choice vocabulary when speaking with your children – or any other loved ones?
Lets hear your opinion!
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