What to do about people with unruly children in line at the checkout.

United States
March 7, 2007 2:29am CST
Actually, the subject line says it all. What do you do when you are stuck in the checkout line in front of someone who has unruly children? I have to say that I am not a huge fan of children. Oh, I don't hate them but I don't want to have any either -- so I didn't. And I don't want to be stepped on banged into and candy smeared in the checkout line either. What do you do when the parents do nothing?
1 person likes this
1 response
@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
9 Mar 07
I hate that, especially when the parents do nothing about it. I usually say someting to the child if they are bothering me and the parents are ignoring it. If it's a bunch of wild acting kids and the parents are oblivious, well then I just have to bring it to thier attention...lol I just can't keep my mouth shut sometiimes, but I always make sure I use some amount of tact...lol It's really not the kids fault that their parents haven't taught them how to act in a public place.
• United States
11 Mar 07
What do you say? People tend to get overly upset if you say anything to their children -- even when they need it and the parents aren't doing it!
1 person likes this
@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
19 Mar 07
Oh hell I don't care if they get upset. I wouldn't be saying anything if they hadn't upset me...turn abouts fair play...lol I usually say something like "are you using good manners?" or at Christmas time I said to a little boy "Santa can see you"...he immediately stopped his whining and behaved...hehehe I know it could have backfired if he didn't believe in Santa..but it worked...lol
1 person likes this
• United States
20 Mar 07
That's too funny. I'll have to remember that one!