is this your child???

Tah - posted on 11/28/2010 ( 60 moms have responded )

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so i am shopping in walmart yesterday..and some random kid comes up and leans on my cart..as if he came with me. I said "excuse me sweetie, that is my cart". he looked as if he was by himself and was maybe 9, so he knows better. Then comes the parents and the rest of the bradys around the corner. My cart is pretty close to the shelf because i am looking at something, the kids began to squeeze between me, my cart and the shelf without an" excuse me or outta my way lady"..not a thing, Then the part that takes the cake is mom doesn't even say hey guys, say excuse me, or come over here, or stop climbing all over this woman who may have a few screws loose and her cart...NOPE..she starts telling them how good the gifts are that they are pulling off the shelf while hanging off the cart like monkeys and squeezing through like flat stanley. well you know me and my mouth. I say," well excuse me, i was here first but i must be the one in the way, let me move then" she looks at me like she doesn't know why i would say such a thing, walks off and leaves the kids to keep on. Now how can i be upset with the kids when the parents are not teaching them any better?, thats for sure, dad was there and he was no help either, i was really pissed....so..



Do you allow your children to act like this?



should i have just kept quiet and gave them a boost to the highest shelf?



if you were the parent, what would you have done?



If you were me, what would you have done?



Is this just a symptom of the epidemic of entitled children that think they can do whatever they want, whenever they want without thought for anyone else and parents that teach them it's okay?



were these kids homeschooled, spanked, or breastfed too long????..lol...

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Sharon - posted on 11/29/2010

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LOL kill with kindness? Not around here. they'll just take it as a sign that we recognise their entitledness (is that a word?) and allow us to continue to kiss their asses.

FUCK NO.

We are talking about people that say "no habla englis" when we try to direct them to their proper place in line but when you tell them "your card was declined." suddenly they speak english REALLY well.

We're talking about people who GIVE their toddle a handheld cheese grater and 'shattered' glass candle holder upon which the child proceeds to grate the fuck out of the glass. THEN when the kid cuts herself, the mom tries to blame us. WTF? I SAW this woman do this from beginning to end and when the kid cut herself she threw a hissy fit (it was barely nick) and pitched the candle holder to the ground. Then it was really shattered. I tried to tell the mother that was "no bueno' but the cunt just smiled and said "que?" DUH.

The rest of them? Take the worst you've seen on "Creatures of Walmart" and double it and you have some of our other customers.

oh we have some good ones, we have some GREAT ones. But they aren't nearly as entertaining as the assholes.

Nope. Kindness doesn't cut it but we are working that angle. When we notice a child that is staying politely with its mother and not raising hell, we have small toys from broken up packages we keep up front to hand out.

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OH HELL NO! If my child acted like that he would be in trouble for sure. I would have spoken up too...but I would have given a sharp "excuse me" and shoot the mom a nasty look.

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1. No my kids no better, punishment is worse than the crime commited.
2 & 3.No you were not in the wrong and i would have gone a step further and told the parents off too, name and shame.
4 Yes I think this is the age of entitled children well if they are entitled to be rude then they are entitled to get a good swift mouthful about bad manners from who ever they just insulted.
5. No they probably never had a spanking in thier lives nor have they ever been punished in anyway. Thier parents are the ones who need to be taken in hand and told that the last time anyone checked the grown up was in charge not the children.
Come to think of it I would hate to see thier home and the chaos in it.

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I think if you are a bitch though (to either the mother OR the children) you are just as bad as they are...kill 'em with kindness is my motto :)

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@jessica.it's was a joke because those have been hot topics lately..lol...

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Jodi - posted on 11/30/2010

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I have to ask this, maybe I'm a snide bitch when it comes to things like this, but does anyone else do this? If children (such as the ones mentioned in the OP) are misbehaving, whether the parents are close by or not, I often times turn to my daughter and and say something along the lines of "Jaelyn, do you see those kids? They're being naughty aren't they? Yeah, we don't do that, you know better don't you because you're such a big girl!" (OF course, with her appropriate responses inbetween.) Usually loud enough for the kids/parents to hear. Nobody has ever said anything to me in retaliation, but I have gotten dirty looks...as if it's my fault that MY toddler can behave herself! lol

Jenni - posted on 11/30/2010

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I'm more shocked at adult's grocery store etiquette. Leaving carts in the middle of the isle so no one can get by while they chat with someone or take 10 mins to decide between low-fat or non-fat yoguhrt. Ram their cart into your legs because the person in front of you is moving too slow. Wait for the cashier to bag their groceries even though there is no bag person and they are completely capable of bagging their own groceries.
Anyways, I don't let it get to me anymore.... I've come to expect rude behaviours in the grocery store. I've learned to laugh about how ridiculously rude and inconsiderate some people are and don't let it effect my grocercy store etiquette.
In answer to your question... I guarentee they've learned their behaviour from their parents or at least have never been taught otherwise.

Tah - posted on 11/30/2010

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LMBO..made of glass....okay...since the mom wanted to be smart than all kindness goes away...lol. "no sweetie i'm not made of glass, but i'm also not a jungle gym and it's not nice or safe to climb on people you don't know, now that you know better, you have one up on your mommy"

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other peoples misbehaved kids arent what pisses me off, its their retarded parents who fail to see what thir kids are doing.

ive had a little girl sit there and push my cart, pull things out of and climb on and push me. Wlhen i politely asked the mother to please have her child stop, the mom gave me a dirty look and said the little girl " oh honey, dont touch this lady, she is made of glass and will break ! " i could have punched the ingorance right out of her.

ive also been in the concession line up at the movies, with a little girl behind me, facing backwards. so we were back to back. she had her arms out of her jacket sleeves tucked into the torso peice and was swinging from side to side making the loose sleeves flail, hitting me each time, as she was doing this, she kept taking step back ,effectively shoving her head up my ass. all this while her guardians stood there talking to her, watching her do this. when i turned arond and said Excuse me, do you see me standing here ? i got shot the dirty look.

i hate people. not all but many.

Tah - posted on 11/30/2010

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@Marina, i wasn't giving her goo goo eyes believe me, she was close to me also i looked her in her face and said it so that she knew it was for her and her monkeys lol...it was if i was expected to just let them climb all over and be rude without a word,

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Maaaaaan! I wish I WOULD see one of my children acting a foolish mess in public. Had it been me, I'd have moved but then after the mother kept on without saying anything I would say something. "An excuse me is appropriate." or "Back up!" lol Can't completely blame the kids because their parents OBVIOUSLY dont have much respect or manners for fellow man. *smh* maaaaan.....lol

Katherine - posted on 11/29/2010

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Me and my big mouth would have said something rude. Probably to the effect of, "Excuse me get away from my cart and MOVE!" Then I would have given the mother a tongue lashing. That's just how I am though. I can't stand parents like that!!! I have had kids run into me and the parents immediately make them say 'excuse me.' Then I've had the ones that don't. I have bitten my tongue, and I have said something.
Now don't get me wrong, I don't yell or anything like that.

Meghan - posted on 11/29/2010

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Maybe they were seeking attention? Next time, take the kids home and love him?
No, seriously I am having a hard time with this one. Even though J is young, I couldn't see him acting this way. First of all, he will sit in the cart until he grows out of his bull in a china shop phase, but he-and most kids I know are a little more cautious of strangers than that. I most likely would have said the same thing you did...and I most likely would have said the same thing to MY kids (what was she in your way?) and at the very least apologized for their behavior.

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I was absolutely horrified with the way my kids were acting in the store tonight and totally shocked because my girls NEVER misbehave in the store. My son is a whole different story, it's a 50/50 chance with him anymore.
Our lives have been totally turned upside down and all around so I did expect some issues, I guess I just wasn't fully prepared. But usually they behave so well.
Normally I won't say anything unless it disrupts the way my kids usually behave and even at that I simply tell my kids that they know better and I expect them to follow my rules.

Tah - posted on 11/29/2010

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@Laura...sometimes i leave my kindness on my dresser..gotta write myself a note...keys..check...wallet..check...kindness..check..
Tell you what..i'll remember my kindness if they remember their manners...lol. I have said nicely to kids, the what do you say? line, and the did you just drop that? well you don't want to leave it there do you?..but this was beyond and let me know that these parents either don't care or don't get it?....which is worse..geez..

Tara - posted on 11/29/2010

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My kids would never in a million years act that way.

No you shouldn't have kept quiet.

Again my kids wouldn't act that, but if one of them did, they would be made to apologize and then hold onto the side of my cart for the rest of the trip as clearly they would not be mature enough to venture off away from my side.

If I were you I would have said to the kids "You do realize I'm standing here with my cart? And I"m sure you must know you are being rude. So how about you wait until I"m done in this aisle and then you can get what you need." To the mom I would have said "You do realize I'm standing here with my cart? And you do realize your children are being rude, so... how about you let me finish doing what I'm doing and then your kids can get what they need."
Then I would have moved closer to the shelf and continued to shop, blocking all attempts to get between me and my consumer goods. ;)

This is a symptom of lazy parenting. These children are the product of parents who think they are doing their kids a favour by giving them everything they want and demanding nothing, let alone respect in return.

This isn't about too much freedom either, it's about not having the responsibilities that come with that kind of freedom.

If these kids were homeschooled than their parents have no back bone.
If these kids were spanked, that just proves my point that spanking doesn't work.
If they were breastfed too long, than perhaps they had just been weaned and were feeling a wee bit cranky that day. ;p
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Sharon - posted on 11/29/2010

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The little turd in the heelies came at me from my side while I was looking the other way too. The guy behind me was laughing HARD! the kids mom did nothing more than yell a little at him. I wish he'd of hit the jewelry case on the other side of me- solid plate glass... see his mom weasel her way out of that one.

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Jumpin' in here kinda late and haven't read all the comments....



Do you allow your children to act like this?



ABSOLUTELY NOT!



should i have just kept quiet and gave them a boost to the highest shelf?



HELL NO!



if you were the parent, what would you have done?



MY KID WOULDN'T ACT LIKE THAT! ;)



If you were me, what would you have done?



Told the kids to bugger off and told the mom to get her orangutans away from me. Ugh.

Tah - posted on 11/29/2010

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then sharon needs to travel around teaching people in customer service how to wrangle these kids and parents in...the heely incident would have had me getting out of line to buy a new pair of pants..lmbo

Sharon - posted on 11/29/2010

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Jodi K. lol my quick comebacks and quick flare temper/reactions don't usually surface when i'm shopping. but sometimes.....

and kerry? I have no idea why you want to bite me or don't want to. but ok.

Jodi - posted on 11/29/2010

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Sharon...lol...will you be my new shopping buddy??? I HATE shopping because of people! (Not just kids either!)

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Address the mom, I do. I can be a right open bitch if I have to be and think it merits a mention.



Oh and yes they were probably homeschooled in a tent out back, where their mom is kept for easy access to the makeshift latrine.

Isobel - posted on 11/29/2010

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I kind of expect kids to act out while they're out shopping. I know mine have done it, and for whoever said something about how awful it was for a woman to "drag" their kid around...I literally had to drag my son out of a toy department because when he was 2 and a half, he actually laid down on the ground and refused to leave...so yeah, I grabbed him by the hand and "dragged" him out. meh.

That being said, I also EXPECT their parents to do something about it. I remember once, my daughter had a melt down in a store and I (8 months preg) picked her up tossed her over my shoulder and left. I was soooo embarrassed until I passed a Dad on the way out the door who gave me a warm smile and a thumbs up.

Disciplining your child in public is never easy...but it's gotta be done.

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One more reason not to shop at Walmart. Ugh.
No, my son would never act like that, and if he did, he'd be in trouble.
When I encounter a kid like that, I try to be polite and teach them the proper thing to do. If I make a rude or snide comment it really just reinforces their own rude behavior and teaches them that it is okay to act like that. I know my one little polite comment isn't going to make a difference, but at least I haven't propelled the problem.

JuLeah - posted on 11/29/2010

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I remind my child to say 'Excuse me' and remind her about personal space.
Had I been you, I might have shown the parents' what parents' do in such situations. To the child I would have said, "Say excuse me" and smiled or thanked them for the responce.
To the mother I might have said, "Yes, it is a challenge teaching good manners"
I would not have boosted the kids up, as I don't wanna touch kids not mine.
You are right however, we can't really blame the kids.

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That is exactly why I have my shopping delivered to my door - th eidiots in supermarkets pee me off...and I'm not just talking bratty kids and their parents, old people really annoy me, they ram me with their trolleys, park their trolleys in the middle of the aisles and just walk off and leave it, cut me up and then just stop in front of me ARGH.

My son will NOT act like this, at the moment he is 13 months so he is put in the trolley when we do venture to the supermarket, and he holds my hand and toddles in other stores or if he is being particularly awful he gets put in his buggy or carried (depending how long I'm in the store).

No, you were right to say something I would of, sometimes ignorance needs acknowledging.

If my son did act like that I would be mortified, he would have been disciplined and made to apologise and I would have apologised profusely.

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Uh, no. Mine 2.5 and knows better than to grab stuff off shelves.

Although he LOVES smacking any little displays they have randomly hanging along the aisles.

I think they're being perfectly trained to join the ranks of all the other rude, annoying shoppers that cause me to do all the shopping I possibly can online. :)

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I think it's one thing to have a child being silly and naughty that way on their own. Kids play up, they do stupid things when no-one is looking (not ALL the time, but sometimes) It's another thing completely to then have the parents walk round the corner and them not say anything about it!!

My daughters would have gotten a stern telling off, and I would have made them say sorry!

The fact that the kid was 9yrs old is a bit worrying, you'd think they'd know better by then. I guess though, if they're not getting any repercussions for that behaviour, then there's not impetus to stop.

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I think I may have actually had this happen to me, too. The parents were nowhere near the kid but he was being a little shit and I got sooo mad....

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I would never allow my child to act that way and I'm sorry, I'd have to be a lot meaner about it had I been in your position. I'd have been an asshole to all of them for that BS. Where's the respect? I deserve it! I'm older than these brats! What happened to respecting your elders? To courtesy???

If I were the parent, I would have apologized profusely to you and grabbed my brats and marched them off to the next aisle or something. Maybe even out of the store for that crap. They were hideously disrespectful.

Yes, I do think this is a symptom of this epidemic you speak of. Too many kids are allowed too many freedoms nowadays. They think they're adults and can make their own decisions and be little sh!ts to whoever they want to be as such to. Ugh.

Makes me sick, it really does.

Johnny - posted on 11/28/2010

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This isn't really on topic in terms of bratty kids, cause the kids actually seemed nice enough. But it is related to parental stupidity. Today when I was at the mall, I saw this cute little 18 month-ish girl playing with a 3 year old-ish brother. They were having fun, but he knocked her over and sort of sat on her head, smacking her face down into the marble floor hard. He didn't do it on purpose, but it was rather shocking, another lady walking by actually shrieked, and I was really surprised there wasn't any blood. The little boy was kind of clueless that he was hurting his sister, so I rushed over to get him up. I didn't even bother looking for mom because I was afraid the little girl would get hurt worse if he slipped. I told the little guy that he was hurting his sister and he jumped off and looked worried. I finally notice the mom on the bench across the way blabbing on her cell phone. I told her that her daughter was hurt, and she just said, oh no, she's fine. The lady who had shrieked intervened and said, no, she's not, she just had her head smashed into the ground. The mom just waved her hand at us and looked annoyed. Give it 2 years, and those nice kids will be nightmare brats. And the girl may be a few tools short of a whole shed, if there are too many more blows to the skull.

Amie - posted on 11/28/2010

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Oh, in reference to my last post too. My children were at home, in bed (like they should) because it was 10 p.m. Argh!

Amie - posted on 11/28/2010

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God NO! Mine wouldn't even act like that anyway because they know they would receive hell. =/



NO, don't keep quiet. Someone has to point out that the parents are tools.



That's like tonight, I went to wal-mart for my MIL to pick up the kids Christmas gifts for her. I'm standing in line, the people at the head of the line, were arguing with the cashier about a bottle of water. Their kid had opened a package and taken one out, then proceeded to open it and drink it whilst they were shopping. Ugh. So that holds up the line. The lady directly in front of me is there with her 3 brats. The oldest had to be around 6, a boy. He proceeded to paw through my cart... 'scuse me?! Hands off, that is my cart. His mom went off in some foreign language and he still didn't listen! She ignored him after that. *head/desk* No, I'm sorry, no nothing. (yes she spoke english too, I heard her talking to the cashier clear as a bell.) I kindly removed his hand from my cart and told him not to touch other people's things. Then the lady behind me had a few choice words under her breath, that I heard and turned around to chuckle at. LOL Really though... some people's kids. Makes me want to boot a whole bunch of parents.



I don't know why parents are like this but I really HATE HATE HATE it. Your kid is not perfect, you are not doing a good job, stop doing what you normally do because it is NOT working. Ugh.

Sharon - posted on 11/28/2010

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Tah!? Were you shopping at my store today? you should have spoken up!

those little rat bastards are all over the friggen place. One of my co-workers came to me with a half opened dvd and asked "what do I do with this?" "first you hunt the little shit head down and beat him upside the head with it while screaming 'you little fucktard, did your momma drop you on your goddamned head?" She walked away giggling.

i was standing there directing our line traffic and yeah I have to do this or the fuckheads will will jam the main aisle or cut or dart frantically to the cashier that looks likely to finish soonest then scream and wail when something goes wrong and they have to wait while the people behind them get cashiered out first.

while standing there they try to run me over with their carts. Its not like they didn't notice the woman with the clipboard standing there, they just move their cart in front of me and stand there. I'll stand there for-friggen-ever and not move. They'll inch their carts up on me and teh minute they take their eyes off me I push their carts in a new direction.

Today one of the brain dead little fucks lost control of his mothers' overloaded cart in his fucking healies and nearly ran me over. Was he ever friggen surprised when I snatched the front end of that damned thing shoved it back in the direction it came from. his little retard ass wound up laying on the floor underneath the cart. No he didn't fall, but with healies on in the fucking store, he couldn't control himself and just slid under the cart still holding the handle.

They are always shocked when I make them pick up toys off the floor and put them away. Today i caught 3 of the bastards just THROWING shit to the floor. I made them pick it up. i wasn't nice about it either.

just a little taste of reality.

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Haha, funny cartoon, Carol!
Cole is 2 1/2 and can be quite the little menace sometimes, but I am always correcting him. The other day, we were in Fabricland and he started pulling the decorations off the tree. I reprimanded him and told him to come to me, and when he didn't, I went over, grabbed him by the arm and put him in the cart. Some old guy told me I should buy him a treat! Ummm, for misbehaving and not listening to me?? I don't think so! Then we went to the little playplace in the mall and this lady came in with her little angel and two kids she was watching - all around 2-3 years old. She sat in the corner loudly talking on her cell phone in quite colorful language about what an ass her daughter's father was - yeah, because I and all the kids in the playplace need to hear that! - while the kids ran wild, with no regard for any of the other kids. I had to chase her daughter down the hall and bring her back, because she wasn't paying any attention to her! And I kept having to pull Zach off the slide because her kids weren't paying attention as they were going down and kept running him over! Ugh! Some parents....

Kerry - posted on 11/28/2010

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I was just at a toy shop and saw the most disgusting thing.
A family of Grandma. Mother and 2 children walked in. Grandma obviously liked what she saw...."Oh my F&%#ing god, I love that huge Thomas!"
There I was pushing my very verbal copycat, 2 and a half year old in his stroller right past her. She didn't say it quietly either. I was shocked. We weren't in the pub...this was a toy shop!!
Needless to say I gave her the biggest evil looks and went to the other end of the shop.

I guess kids can only learn what is modelled to them by their parents.

Stifler's - posted on 11/28/2010

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I think a lot of people don't know what their kids get up to while they are having social hour at the other end of the supermarket and their kids are in the fruit and veg aisle eating grapes, throwing stuff and running around.

Johnny - posted on 11/28/2010

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You know, I've been thinking about this thread and wondering how it is that people are so unconcerned about their children behaving like wild animals (that may in fact be an insult to wild animals, who are probably better disciplined). If you don't care that you are producing good citizens, wouldn't you at least care about not being humiliated in public? Or are people just too lazy to care about anything anymore?



http://www.gocomics.com/speedbump/2010/1...

Amanda - posted on 11/28/2010

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Yes this happens to us quite a lot actually! We see kids as young as like 4 running around WalMart with no supervision! Kids riding bikes down aisle, kids throwing or bouncing balls, girls as young as 5 or 6 spraying perfumes! I mean we've seen quite the scenes at WalMart and my oldest who's almost 7 will quietly say, "Mom, don't there parents care that they're making a fool out of themselves?" Lol it cracks me up! I ignore the kids, feel bad for them in a way since they really don't have any guidance how to act in public. I bet they are the troublemakers at school as well! Teach your kid respect people! I might have to remind my 4 yr old daughter to say excuse me when a cart comes barriling towards her but that's the worst it gets. I wouldn't even give any recognition to the parents or the child. It would probably only cause a scene that would end with nothing happening except for some wasted air on people who act like brick walls when you speak to them! :)

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Emma said :. when you're being a little shit and your mum isn't around you're in the jungle baby.

LOL , awesome .

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How the heck do you guys have 2 year olds and NOT confine them in the cart?! My son is fine to cross the street walking next to me w/out holding my hand and I never have a problem, but I can NOT have him out of the cart while we're shopping. Maybe it's mainly cuz I hate shopping w/ a passion, but I don't have the patience to keep track of him/teach him 'proper' shopping AND get my shopping done. In the cart he goes and it's a good thing I had an extra pair of hands (called my ex) when the girls were little cuz they were EACH in a cart. ;)

Stifler's - posted on 11/28/2010

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Bahahaha. I hate kids like that. I always glare at them or tell them off. One kid I saw throw a 16 pack of toilet paper off the shelf right in front of my trolley as I was walking with this "haha nothing will happen to me" look on his face and I growled 'PUT IT BACK' and glared at him and he put it back and ran away. Little shit. I don't really care what other parents think of it... when you're being a little shit and your mum isn't around you're in the jungle baby.

Jodi - posted on 11/28/2010

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My daughter is only 22 months, but we have already taught her to say "excuse me" when she needs to get by (or if she burps!), she says "please" and "thank you" without being prompted anymore (unless she's being shy...but hey, she's 22 months!) and she stays by the cart 90% of the time without touching anything, just pointing and jabbering about whatever it is! I certainly don't expect that at an older age she will act worse than she acts as a toddler!!! (Granted, I was blessed with a low-key, relaxed, super well-behaved child who has needed relatively little discipline from me!!!) I HATE parents who allow their children to act like that, no wonder our society is going down hill!



Oh...and btw, they were probably public schooled, lacked any form of discipline and fed rice-cereal too early! lol ;)

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yeah and if everybody taught their children from that age then they wouldn't be hanging off my cart and shelves like a jungle gym in 5 years, kudos to you..it was probably the father from my walmart..lol

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I'm always telling my sons to be polite. Yesterday we were trying to walk down a crowed aisle and my 4 year old wasn't looking where he was going so I said, "Cian watch where you're walking and say excuse me" and he did and the guy looks at me like I'm the bad guy and says "We were all that age once" like I shouldn't have corrected my son. That made me a little mad.

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OMG! That is insane! My daughter is only 18 months old right now but when she gets older, she will not act like that. That is just extremely disrespectful! Knowing me I would have said something to the mother.

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I don't know what homeschooling, breastfeeding or spanking have to do with that, BUT... that would have annoyed the hell out of me too! My kiddo's only 17 months but he won't be one of "those" kids, nor I one of "those" parents. Its not that hard to teach your kids basic manners!

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i have done what your mother did before, but the utter disregard has never been on this level. I would have been uber embarrassed if someone in a store had to correct my child on basic manners as well. If they ever did, it's just because they got to them faster than i could have, and i would thank them and apologize and make sure they know my kids do know better even if they brain fart. When my son holds the door for people they are in shock and amazement, some have wanted to tip him like a bellhop lol. I think it should be done without question. Please, thank you, excuse me and let me get that for you.

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No, I would not put up with that kind of behavior ever. My mom had almost the exact same encounter as yours (Tah) yesterday, and she actually said to the kid, "what do you say?" When he stared at her blankly, she told him, "when you need to get past someone, you say 'excuse me'." His mother should have been mortified (I sure would have been) but she just giggled. Argh!

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I hate shopping too and am NOT looking forward to the fact that I've still got to finish the girls bday shopping and all the non-online Christmas shopping. Won't be MUCH, but still enough to make me wish I never had to go out in public again... and Walmart IS my only option.

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i decided i will only be shopping at walmart between midnight and 4am. every xmas gift i get from there will be a "black friday" gift..lol. I can't take it. Maybe it's because i turned 30 last sunday because i am just over it. I mean people are rude in stores of course, but these incidents took the cake. I will have to brave the crowds at other stores so i will be there when they open. I hate shopping anyway and this has not made me love it...

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I would have likely reacted the same way you did Tah. Sounds like they were treating you as if you weren't even standing there. If it were me and my kids, I probably would have pulled them out of your way.

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I don't homeschool, but I spank occasionally and am breastfeeding a 2 year old ;) and those would NOT be my kids! My son is in the cart 99.9% of the time we go in a store and while my girls DO have some 'wild outings'... they are NOT out of control (well, to me they are, but never towards other shoppers) and if they aren't paying attention to where they are going.... they are ALWAYS being reprimanded. Sorry you had such a 'lovely' shopping experience.

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