Ah, if it wasn’t for the anonymity of the internet, some people would really be catching the flaming fury of consequence for the thoughts they post online.

A post shared on Sanctimommy’s Facebook page is pushing all the wrong buttons. No one is sure who wrote it, but hot opinions and nostrils are flaring over these words:

What better mother-daughter activity is there than harshly judging other women for their appearance in the privacy of their own vehicles at 7am?

Posted by Sanctimommy on Thursday, December 6, 2018

What better mother-daughter activity is there than harshly judging other women for their appearance in the privacy of their own vehicles at 7am?

Posted by Sanctimommy on Thursday, December 6, 2018

Show of hands for those of you who cruise through the morning drop-off line in your jammies. I’ll wait. You? Ok. And you too over there, huh? What about throwing on some sweats or a long coat over your house clothes (or dog-walking outfit) before jumping into the car?

Everyone else is probably either heading to work or heading home from the night shift so it is highly possible your outside appearance looks amazing. We see you, pretty ladies! If you work from home, it could be a roll of the dice.

One commenter described herself as a teacher with the rat’s nest hair. Ha! Who can’t relate to that? It does spark a larger debate about women shooting other women down. Mamas, aunts, and grandmas all participate in the drop-off and pickup ritual, and most times, stay in the car.

We must admit, this lady does have a lot of nerve. You never know what lies behind those baggy eyes and tussled hair strands. Maybe someone is taking care of an ill loved one. Maybe that person is ill. Perhaps it was just a rough night and morning.

I wonder if this mom – and others like her – are the ones slowing down the queue because they’re so busy gawking at everyone who’s not all cutie-fied by 7:30 am.

Add that to the fact that this woman is teaching her daughter to join in on the haughtiness. Then add that to the other fact that she drops a line about what the husband is probably thinking.

Scary Mommy writer Valerie Williams spared no darts when calling the anonymous poster out, but everyone is hoping she doesn’t pass the shallowness down to her 7-year-old.

But Williams, like many, also points out that women in the line who are dressed, coiffed, and cute in the morning should also be treated kindly and without judgement. This means everyone can be fab in their own way, and certainly on their own time.

If you read it again, you may find yourself feeling sorry this lady. Maybe this is an inner dialogue she has with herself but it’s being projected on the drop-off public. Like Regina George in Mean Girls. If you know who she is or others like her, wave, smile, and maybe greet her with a hug and the morning breath she is so afraid of. Sometimes you have to laugh through the absurdity, folks.

Spending time in the school queue isn’t your whole day (or whole life) so we see nothing wrong with dressing up or dressing down as you wish. Key here is not to shred others for how they look. Being kind is easier than being mean.

What’s your take on this opinionated post? Do you care about drop-off line looks? Why or why not?