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Why do we care more about your kid more than you?
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Old 08-19-2009, 03:20 AM
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I heard this secondhand but had to post it. My sup tells me how she was organizing the kids book section and looks in the stuffed animal bin and sees A KID?! She looks for and finds the mother, and scolds her. The mother says "Oh it's ok she was just trying to sleep." I'm sorry, WHAT?! What kind of parent lets their kid sleep in a bin of stuffed animals? First off, it's easy for the kid to be kidnapped that way with the mother not around. However, the major problem is it would be really easy for the kid to suffocate and die in there. She doesn't know how to protect herself and if she got buried in there, the toys could take up the air and she could stop breathing. And if the kid had suffocated, you know there would be a lawsuit against the store, and I wouldn't be surprised if it would win. So I ask again, how the hell is it that retail workers care more about the kids than the parents do sometimes? Come on, parents, watch your kids carefully! They are fragile and can get easily hurt or worse in a store. Keep a frickin eye on them it is NOT our job to do so. And how dare you yell at us for looking after your kids if you won't.
When my sup told me this I started a chant: "CPS! CPS! CPS!"
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Old 08-19-2009, 03:51 AM
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There is a letter on PFB to Barnes and Noble, about a situation similar to this. A woman let her 8 yr old alone in the store while she got drinks and enjoyed herself some alone time. The employees brought her son to her, letting her know that there wasn't a problem, but that children shouldn't be left alone. She got hers all in a twist and wrote a complaint letter. I mean, how dare the staff interrupt her peace and alone time to look out for the safety of her son.

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Old 08-19-2009, 04:37 AM
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The odds of a kid being kidnapped are astronomically low. But the odds of a child getting hurt, suffocating, or breaking something, pretty damned high.

People are idiotic. How big was the bin and child? People lose all sorts of common sense when they leave the house, don't they?

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Old 08-19-2009, 05:01 AM
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Kudos to the sup for actually scolding the mother. Why do parents think bookstores are babysitters?
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Old 08-19-2009, 05:07 AM
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At FAO Schwarz, we used to have these solid glass shelves which we used to display product. On more than one occasion, we have had to rush to stop children from climbing these shelves. That's just the tip of the iceberg. You'd think that in an upscale toy store like that, the customers would have more sense. Not the case.
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Old 08-19-2009, 05:08 AM
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Kudos to the sup for actually scolding the mother. Why do parents think stores are babysitters?
Fixed your typo.
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Old 08-19-2009, 05:13 AM
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Similar problems at the library too. They think it's a free baby sitting thing, and they leave their kids in the children's section, and go to the store. The library staff would bitch about it, but never do anything.

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Old 08-19-2009, 05:19 AM
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Similar problems at the library too. They think it's a free baby sitting thing, and they leave their kids in the children's section, and go to the store. The library staff would bitch about it, but never do anything.
Check your local laws about child abandonment. When I lived in Chicago, leaving a child unattended for an hour in a public place was considered abandonment. You can then call CFS/DCFS/CPS (whatever its called locally) and have the cops come pick the kid up.
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Old 08-19-2009, 05:38 AM
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Yeah, good idea. They probably took care of it by now. I don't think they do that much here in NC.. Seems like the kids are well behaved for the most part, complete with manners. (This was again another Gallup, NM related incident. I have a lot of those to report lol)

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Old 08-19-2009, 08:03 AM
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Yeah, good idea. They probably took care of it by now. I don't think they do that much here in NC.. Seems like the kids are well behaved for the most part, complete with manners. (This was again another Gallup, NM related incident. I have a lot of those to report lol)
Sheesh, I don't know where you live in NC, but in this part most of the kids are brats. They steal things, use profanity, take their parent's credit cards, and that's just what I can remember at 3am in the morning...... Maybe I should move.....
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