From what I was observing, the parents , at least the father, seemed a bit afraid to upset the little princess. The wife definitely ruled that household, and there seemed to be a general feeling of superiority. So, yes, she is a product of her environment and up bringing.
Gotta agree RC, flash forward to the future.....scary!
Yes, I am a people watcher, guilty as charged.
Saskia, I know what you mean about feeling that what you are trying to say comes out not quite how you intended. What I usually do with people like that is always give the benefit of the doubt. If their demeanor and tone don't match what was actually said (kind tone, friendly/open demeanor), then I read "between" the lines.
There is another little girl in the group who falls in that category. She and I have become friends, because she feels "I get her". It's hard being young and finding your way, they don't need it to be any harder.
However, rudeness is rudeness. Not acceptable in children or adults imo. I usually give this type of person plenty of space and ask few if any questions of them, as you get a very snotty response. I call it the Burdock personality. Very prickly.
So , from a personal note, glad I'm not hopelessly old fashioned. I really enjoy children, and treat them with consideration and respect, but have no tolerance for indulged, rude brats. Kinda harsh , I know.