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Old 09-06-2019, 02:03 AM
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Mom comes through my line today with toddler daughter ... and STANDS DAUGHTER ON THE END OF MY COUNTER.

Where there is, of course, a moving belt -- although fortunately it doesn't move unless you step on a foot pedal (unlike the one at the front, which runs for at least a few minutes without prompting in order to bring groceries up to the register).

Toddler daughter is standing there, peering down at the groceries AROUND HER FEET, and occasionally stepping on the edge of one item or another ...

Yeah, lady, if your kid takes a header off that counter, it won't be a problem at ALL.

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On a brighter note, another mom came through my line with two daughters, one about 7 and the other about 5. One of them was asking the mother something but I wasn't paying much attention.

Mom: "You have to ask the lady!"

I look over.

Kid: "Can we play with the buttons ...?"

Meaning the foot pedal that moves the belt and the button that causes that entire segment of counter to be raised and lowered.

Me: "Oh sure."

I appreciated the fact they asked. I only found out about the raising/lowering capability a few weeks ago when a toddler found the button while I was ringing up the parents' groceries ...

The people who design these things don't give nearly enough consideration to the hazards of putting pushbuttons at toddler eye-level.
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Old 09-07-2019, 02:30 AM
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god I wonder if that first kid will live past toddlerhood! Je-sus
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Old 09-10-2019, 05:52 PM
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Yeah, lady, if your kid takes a header off that counter, it won't be a problem at ALL.
This. This is what always got me about stupid parents who insist on seating their children on store or restaurant counters. First of all, there is a stone-hard floor four feet down from the counter. A four foot drop isn't much to an adult, but it could seriously hurt a toddler if he or she lands wrong. Second, other people don't want their food to be placed where your child's butt has been!!! (Or feet, in this case.)

Some parents are so astonishingly stupid about their children.
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Old 09-15-2019, 05:12 PM
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This. This is what always got me about stupid parents who insist on seating their children on store or restaurant counters. First of all, there is a stone-hard floor four feet down from the counter. A four foot drop isn't much to an adult, but it could seriously hurt a toddler if he or she lands wrong. Second, other people don't want their food to be placed where your child's butt has been!!! (Or feet, in this case.)

Some parents are so astonishingly stupid about their children.
Well, but see, most of these 'parents' are counting on being able to sue whatever establishment they're in at the time if their precious gets hurt because of their own stupidity.
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Old 09-15-2019, 09:18 PM
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Some parents are so astonishingly stupid about their children.
Some people are astonishingly stupid, PERIOD. Whether or not they are parents is actually irrelevant, though of course it makes the consequences of their stupidity even more grave.

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Old 09-16-2019, 11:35 AM
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Well, but see, most of these 'parents' are counting on being able to sue whatever establishment they're in at the time if their precious gets hurt because of their own stupidity.
It's really sad that they love money more than they love their children.
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I'm not a parent, so it's someone baffling to me that so many seem to see any surface as a holding place for their child. Like, anywhere. Even places where people are actively working. Using scissors. And they give you a weird look if you stop working until their little baby/toddler's fingers are AWAY FROM THE SCISSORS.

*shudder* Fabric store flashbacks.

I don't think every single parent is consciously thinking "oh well whatever, if they fall I will sue." I really don't. I think they aren't thinking at all. They are a parent and everyone will accommodate them. I know many parents are very good, but we're talking about the sucky ones here.
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Old 09-17-2019, 05:31 PM
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I don't think every single parent is consciously thinking "oh well whatever, if they fall I will sue." I really don't. I think they aren't thinking at all.
I agree with NAR here. When wondering what they are thinking, you are assuming that are (or can be) thinking.
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