Thank goodness that kind of thing really didn't happen much in my old job(I no longer work retail). I feel sorry for kids whose parents use them in this manner, these kids are lucky if they don't grow up thinking scamming people is an acceptable thing to do.
how annoying for you and I feel horrible for the kids whose parents subject them to that. The parents should really be going with them to the counter have you every seen a kid spill half the food whilst trying to carrying it away from the counter by themselves?
Only EVERY DAY. GAH. Poor itty bitty toddlers can't hold a tray of popcorn steady and yet mom and dad insist that they carry it and then look so shocked when it ends up on the floor. I'm just like "Why you lookin' at me? You made him hold it."
I work at a grocery store that's within walking distance to some neighborhoods and apartment complexes, so we get kids sent on errands all the time. Except once in a while they get sent with food stamp cards, and I guess the parent neglects to tell them how it works. They either have no idea what a PIN number is, or don't know what they can get with it. I had two kids try to buy dog treats. And every time there's a problem, they just look at me.