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I work in retail...

:iconjess-sometimes:
jess-sometimes Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
In a very big, very busy mall, and it's the holidays.

What the fuck is wrong with parents these days that they think it's okay to let their bratty, rude, snotty little 11 year old girls troll around the mall in packs of 2-4, irritating sales people, trying to get free stuff, and generally making me feel like I'm babysitting for irresponsible pricks?

Watch your own fucking kids.
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Nicolettethestrange Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
I really can sympathize with you. Working in retail is hard enough let alone having to deal with looking after other peoples children :disbelief:. I think it's an incredibly poor example for these parents to be setting for their kids :/
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3wyl Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There's always fast food?
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Mattyohh Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
I only read the title, you had my sympathy then.
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bleachrocks2010 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I completely agree and they always try and get free stuff and its life No go to your parents if you want this.
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SpookyInk Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude shut the fuck up.

I work at a TOY STORE in the heart of DOWNTOWN. :stare:





And I absolutely fucking love it.
The kids are hardly ever out of control (mainly because parents know its suicide to their wallets to bring in a kid in a toy store or outside really..)
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CrimeRoyale Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional
As do I.

Thank fucking god I don't work in a mall, though. That's just nuts.
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opiumrooster Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
I work in retail...

HAHAHAHAHAHA
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Pinkmitten Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Put on a ski mask and break out the chain saw. :unimpressed:
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jess-sometimes Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:shrug: Why not?
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Pinkmitten Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
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DoctorOWL Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I work in the shut the fuck up business
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Dezenerate Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
So you're a mormon?
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DoctorOWL Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol:
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GoGo-T-W Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012   Traditional Artist
The kids are 11, old enough to wander around on their own without getting lost, and not yet old enough to know how to deal with people. It's their purpose in society to be obnoxious.
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jess-sometimes Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist 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.
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GoGo-T-W Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012   Traditional Artist
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.
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divine--apathia Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
A 11 year old is not old enough to be alone, and they are definitely not old enough to look after younger kids.

There was a 14 year old boy abducted one suburb away from me. If a 14 year old boy is easily taken, then how much of a chance does a 11 year old have?
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dorkface4 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
I see people leaving kids alone in the kid playground in the shopping centre. A six year old girl came up to me crying and said her mum had left her to go shopping.
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divine--apathia Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I know. It's so wrong. I'm not into helicopter parenting, at all, but there is a line, and leaving young children alone in crowded areas cross it.


My friend has a mentally disabled brother, and when they go to the shops, they just let him go off alone. Even a week after a mentally disabled man was sexually assaulted in that shopping centre.

It makes no sense :iconwatplx:
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dorkface4 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
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.
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GoGo-T-W Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012   Traditional Artist
In a group of four in a public place? My brother was looking after me when he was 11.
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divine--apathia Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, even in a group. A 12 year old boy was nearly taken the shopping centre near me when he was waiting outside the toilet, for his 13 year old sister to come out of the toilet.

I've heard of groups of children being taken before too, especially with people using the 'Are you X? your mummy is ill and she told me to come pick you up.'
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GoGo-T-W Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012   Traditional Artist
I acknowledge your vastly superior knowledge of worst case scenarios. It's still far likelier not to happen.

I can't imagine a group of 11-year-olds voluntarily running off with someone they've never seen before. Younger, perhaps, 11 or older, not so much. Especially now with cell phones.
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divine--apathia Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Why risk it though? there is no need to leave children alone at a mall. If you want your children to be independent, if you want to go shopping alone, then why not let them stay home by themselves?

I'm not for helicopter parenting, at all, but I'd much rather to give my child independence and 'space' by allowing them to be alone in safe spaces. Home alone, playing out in the street. etc.

Not by plopping them in a crowded place with fuck knows who hanging around.
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0rg Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
generic complaint is generic
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jess-sometimes Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The fact that it's so common gives it more validity, if anything. God forbid I get pissed about something other people get pissed about.
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Princess-Rufflebutt Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student General Artist
I POOPED
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LadyZelda1 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
I notice you do that in lots of threads. Maybe you need to wear Depends or stop eating at McDonald's.
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PuzzledHeartBox Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
I ATE YOUR POOP!
NOW I FART RAINBOWS AND UNICORNS!
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jess-sometimes Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
cool
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DoctorOWL Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I AM SO PROUD
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