Baaaad Hearing And Maaaad Rearing

| Texas, USA |

(A customer and her daughter walk up to me while I’m putting up items on a shelf. Her daughter looks about 7 years old. I am well known for doing very well with young children around her age.)

Customer: “Could you help me find something my child needs for a project she’s doing?”

Me: “Sure!”

(I turn toward the customer’s daughter, who is holding a piece of her project.)

Me: “Whatcha’ got there, kiddo?”

Customer: “Don’t call my child a goat!”

Me: “Beg your pardon?”

Customer: “You heard me! You called my daughter a kid, which is a goat! My child is not an animal!” *storms out with daughter in tow*