Long story short we went shopping.... difficult child doesn't do well with crowds and noise....sensory issues. He comes across as being rude when he has to wait in line. Anyway....I know he's 8 and shouldn't ride in a buggy (the back) but sometimes he's overwhelmed and it's security for him. So....he's making noises and becoming irritated.Some lady in line asked him how old he was. He wouldn't look her in the face (he hardly makes eye contact) but he tells her he's 8. She turns back around and he asks me what's taking so long? He wants to leave. The lady keeps looking back with that look..... You know....get your child under control.....look..... difficult child tells me that he wants her to stop looking at him. She hears him and tells me that kids need to be seen and not heard. EXCUSE ME? Before I had a chance to respond difficult child looks at me and asks again what's taking so long. I told him that we'd be out in just a few minutes. The lady looks at me again rolling her eyes. I didn't feel the need to explain to her but aside from leaving him at home (it isn't feasible every time I have to run an errand)how do you tell people to butt out without biting their head off. Or having to explain that your child is special....?