I really can sympathize with you. Working in retail is hard enough let alone having to deal with looking after other peoples children . I think it's an incredibly poor example for these parents to be setting for their kids :/
jess-sometimesFeatured By OwnerDec 6, 2012Hobbyist Writer
An ability not to get lost does not equal an ability to be out roaming without an adult, specifically because they cannot handle themselves in public. If something happens and they end up on the news, what then, ya know? It's like their parents think that the whole world can babysit their kids.
11-year-olds can handle themselves well enough usually. If they do something stupid enough to end up on the news, they probably had it coming to them and who knows if their parents would even have been able to do anything about it. The news? That's what you come up with? Generally 11-years-olds are the ones doing the babysitting if younger ones are around. I was just expecting a younger age to be mentioned. Because younger ones can do more damage without realizing it.
I'm guessing the mother thought that all the other parents would look after her child as well as theirs. But the girl was crying for a few minutes before she came up to me and none of the other parents seemed to even notice.
Sometimes I think some parents don't even care what happens to their kid.