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She called security on me for toddler in car.... WTF??

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JustWantedPetrol Thu 11-May-17 16:10:06

Left my toddler in the car to pay for petrol - I could see him while paying - and a stupid woman called security cause my 3yo was crying and shouldn't be left in car...... Eh??
WTAF? She's never seen parents leave kids in the car to pay for petrol? WTF is that about?

kali110 Thu 11-May-17 16:10:44

Omg grin poor you op!

Justmadeperfectflapjacks Thu 11-May-17 16:11:12

Betting she isn't a dm. .

TheWeeWitch Thu 11-May-17 16:12:47

That's terrible! Its much safer for kids to remain safely in the car at petrol stations than be hauled about amongst the cars.

Floggingmolly Thu 11-May-17 16:13:41

Why was the 3 year old crying? Maybe she assumed he was distressed because he couldn't see you?

Dianneabbottsmathsteacher Thu 11-May-17 16:14:16

Hopefully security told the silly cow off

LovingLola Thu 11-May-17 16:17:58

Did you see him crying? And her noticing it?

hibbledobble Thu 11-May-17 16:18:48

If the child is distressed and parent not obviously around I can understand why Tbh.

I have 3 children and have never left them alone in the car in a petrol station.

Dianneabbottsmathsteacher Thu 11-May-17 16:19:18

So what if he was crying? Kids cry and she wouldn't be longer than a few minutes paying for petrol. hmm

Dianneabbottsmathsteacher Thu 11-May-17 16:20:08

hibble why?

LovingLola Thu 11-May-17 16:21:08

And did security arrive?

Floggingmolly Thu 11-May-17 16:22:35

You sound delightful, Dianne. I take it you'd have no problem leaving your three year old screaming in the car while you tootled off to the other side of the forecourt because kids cry? Do you think crying is character forming?

strugglinghuman Thu 11-May-17 16:23:06

Always leave the window open a crack if you're going to be more than a few hours, or dogooders will whinge about it.

AnnetteCurtains Thu 11-May-17 16:23:46

Is there really any harm done ?

RicottaPancakes Thu 11-May-17 16:24:08

Surely it's good that she didn't ignore a crying child? Children don't normally cry without reason. If you only nipped innto pay for petrol how did she have time to call security? And how do you avtually do that? I wouldn't knwo the number... Did they turn up?

AppleOfMyEye10 Thu 11-May-17 16:25:55

Well she was right to do so. Your child was crying and how was she to know you were going to be back soon?

Splinters6 Thu 11-May-17 16:26:07

But if I saw a child crying on a oetrol forecourt I'd assume the parent was inside paying for petrol and would therefore be returning to the car within a couple of mins max. It's not as though the child was left in a car park or somewhere random. I always left mine in the car when I went inside to pay. To me it was the safer option.

Splinters6 Thu 11-May-17 16:27:16

Apple, the overwhelming likelihood is that the parent is 30ft away paying for petrol.

SquatBetty Thu 11-May-17 16:29:26

Exactly what Splinters6 said! I always leave my DS in the car when paying for petrol.

Redpony1 Thu 11-May-17 16:29:34

it's a petrol forecourt, with a car parked at the pumps, of course the parent is going to be back in a few mins!!

MoreThanUs Thu 11-May-17 16:29:35

Totally agree with Dianne. Crazy.

QuiteLikely5 Thu 11-May-17 16:30:25

Struggling to picture how she had the time to find security and he had the time to walk to your car all whilst you were in a queue

Which store

Floggingmolly Thu 11-May-17 16:30:25

Where did Security arrive from, then?

NotYoda Thu 11-May-17 16:30:45

I think this will be on the DM later


BaggyCheeks Thu 11-May-17 16:31:11

I've never met anyone, or seen anyone, IRL who take their kids into the petrol station with them. Sitting in the car is safer than traipsing them across a forecourt for the two minutes paying for fuel takes.

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