Do not wander around the shop listlessly picking things up and putting them down again, talking to your child and saying things like "Oh THAT's what I want...oh wait...no it's on cd...I wanted it on tape...do you think they have it on tape Isaac?...Perhaps we could find something else instead...I think what I'll do is go to Amazon and see if I can find it there cos it doesn't look like they have it here does it Isaac...yes, let's do that, come along Isaac..."
If you want to know if we have something or could get it for you, ASK ME! If you're not looking at me and half way down the shop speaking to your child, do not expect me to magically divine that you need assistance. Where I come from, eavesdropping is considered to be extremely rude, therefore, I do my best to ignore conversations not directly addressed to me.
I hate when they do that, it's like a kind of passive-SC'ism and it HACKS me off no end!
and actually, while we're on it...CONTROL YOUR KID! I'm not a free babysitter, so whilst you're wandering about talking to that spawn of yours, I'm NOT getting paid to make sure he doesn't get his fingers caught in the door he's currently slamming repeatedly because he "likes the noise".
Oh...todays good so far...can you tell ?!