Much to my dismay, I had to go to the grocery store today. I am the poster girl for poor college student now so it hit me hard in the pocket book.
So, I do my shopping (got some pretty good deals in the process) and headed to the checkout. In front of me is a lady with her 2 year old son and 6 week old infant. She has WIC coupons. She was using the whole lot at once. I have absolutely no problem with WIC coupons..I have a problem with what she did.
She put the wrong type of cheese in her buggy. She decided to go and get the correct type. That is fine and dandy. She took her 2 year old but left her infant at the end of the checkout line in the infant seat. She walked away and my mouth dropped open. How the hell do you just leave your infant in the carrier at the checkout? The cashier and bagger were just as amazed as I was. When she came back, I told her that was not a good thing to do. That is worse than leaving the infant in a locked car while paying for gas. You left your child in a populated area with strangers.
She gave me a nasty look and left.
I just don't understand people.
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10-10-2006, 16:53 #1
I really embarrassed some woman today
10-10-2006, 17:04 #2
I'm glad you did this Zodi. Hopefully next time the woman will think before doing something so stupid/reckless with her child.
If only more people would speak up about the way that children get treated (or the lack of treatment), perhaps our world would be slightly better.
edit: Crap! on reading your other post in the "tell us about you" thread, I see I may not be qualified to refer to you as Zodi. :cry:
10-10-2006, 17:07 #3
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My fiancee and I are constantly amazed by the way people look after their children in public places. Seems a day can't go by without us seeing a parent with a small child trailing along far behind them while they just go about their business not paying any attention.
Or worse yet, seeing a small child wandering about a store with no discernable parent in sight.
"Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?"
10-10-2006, 17:08 #4
You should've hid the kid. That would've been fun. The cashier could've stashed him/her behind the register.
10-10-2006, 17:58 #5
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I see mom's doing this crap all the time. I just don't get what people are thinking or if they even are thinking at all for that matter.
10-10-2006, 18:55 #6Originally Posted by HockeyChic
I was so angry at her actions. Maybe it is just me..but there is no way that I would even leave my 13 year old at the checkout. He hoofs with me. Samara hoofs with me.
That whole episode just baffles me. Children are the greatest gift ever...and to leave them at the checkout so you can get cheese?
I was a *****. Funny thing, she was not a young mother.
I was just shocked at what she did. It was like she didn't even think twice about her infant.
See, it was me..with cranky toddler. Would I ever leave her at the checkout..lord no. When Samara was born..did I ever think cheese was more important...no.
I am starting to let go a tad with Liam..he is almost 14. But I would never, ever leave Samara alone..anywhere.
The whole thing just makes me wonder about parents.
10-10-2006, 20:23 #7
I agree with Pat, you should have hidden the child behind the register, or perhaps behind the M&Ms.
10-10-2006, 20:33 #8seeing a small child wandering about a store with no discernable parent in sight.
You did the right thing Zod, now if only we could do that to all the parents I see with a 1-2 yr old child in the back seat of a car without a carseat, flopping all over the place...
10-10-2006, 21:20 #9
Originally Posted by Yaboosh
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10-10-2006, 21:55 #10Originally Posted by PatMaGroin