Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Central Florida
Lol! Oh so true.
I was thinking the same thing at work last night as a family walked around the building with one kid crying for a game, and their toddler screaming at the top of their lungs (not upset... just screaming cause they wanted too... then they'd laugh, and continue on with screaming). This went on for over an hour.
I just can't understand why parents think that's ok these days. Back when I was a kid, the second I started even the smallest fit.... I got pulled aside, or outside completely and given a good talking to! I did a throw down to the floor screaming fit ONCE.... and my goodness, I never did that again throughout my whole childhood. If I had a problem, it waited until we were out of the store and we talked about it. Parents just fail at discipline these days, and they are also way too quick to ignore their children and let them do as they wish... then when someone says something, they get angry.
I was in a store a few days ago. Part of the store was under construction. They had caution tape surrounding the whole thing multiple times, and shopping baskets laying over the holes that had wires inside the part that was already blocked off. Well, while the father was looking at cameras... his son managed to climb INTO the caution tape fencing.... and was lifting up the baskets and digging into the holes in the floor. The father did nothing. We watched this for 10min until I finally said something. He gave me a nasty look, and ripped his son out of the construction site.... then left in a rage. All I said was... "Sir, I think those are electrical wires your son is playing with. I'd really hate to see him get hurt.".... I thought to myself "Wow! First off, back in the day we wouldn't have been just ignored with our parents back to us like that out in public... But, also my parents would have been THANKFUL that someone was caring enough to keep us safe." Instead I got attitude back.
This is definitely something that really ticks me off about society.
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