Crazy Bad Parenting

, , , , , , | Right | October 10, 2018

(A woman is shopping with her young daughter in the cart. The woman leaves the cart parked in the main aisle and goes to look at something further down. As I walk by, the daughter stands up and starts leaning out of the basket to reach for something. The cart begins to roll in the opposite direction, and the girl is an inch away from toppling out. I grab the cart and hold it still.)

Me: “Honey, could you sit down, please? I don’t want you getting hurt.”

(Suddenly, the mother reappears and glares at me.)

Mother: “Yes, sit down. The store people get all crazy about stuff like that.” *to me* “Don’t have a heart attack. She was just looking.”

Me: *pause* “You’re welcome?”

(Yes, we “store people” don’t want your kid to get hurt, or for you to sue us if your kid does get hurt. So crazy.)

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