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AAANNNDDD...We see the MEAN OkieRich come out tonight! :laughing:I love it when I'm trying to get past the toy aisle without majorly injuring some kid flying around aisle X to see what he can mess up on aisle Y. Sometimes I feel like pushing the cart right into his path for him to have a full frontal encounter with said cart. Can you say, "Waffle-faced kid?" Then gather up his two front teeth off the floor and have them made into a nice set of earrings.
But seriously. :mellow:
At Best Buy the other night, this kid slammed directly into the side of my leg while I was gazing at phone covers. He was old enough to know the word "sorry," but of course he just bounced off and kept going.
I mean this in no way racist, but only as an observation: It's common around here for Latino children (which above kid was) to run around on the loose with little to no supervision, nor any apology from the parents. I realize there's a language barrier, and also a cultural divide (I have been to Mexico to work with kids, and "helicopter parents" are nowhere to be found there.) I actually appreciate their laid-back ways, and lack of stick-up-butt. They let the kids be kids. But, it would be nice if the kids could have a little bit of supervision and manners. I was allowed to run around as a kid, but was always expected to apologize if I messed up.
Oh, to add: the other day at Goodwill, a little Latino toddler was riding on a little car right out the front door of the store and directly toward the parking lot, where cars are passing through. I literally had to stand in the middle of the doorway and block him from going outside, until the parents nonchalantly took notice (and of course I got no "Thank You" for potentially saving their kid from becoming roadkill.)
Seriously! I probably wouldn't be driving a Leaf if it hadn't been for the salesperson.Not too many people are. I have been fortunate. My last two were really nice to work with. And Holly even mentioned that her Leaf salesman was great. The good ones are out there, just difficult to find!