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Chocolate croissant-gate

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runningtostandstill Tue 03-Oct-17 16:04:42

I went to a bakery this morning to buy a chocolate croissant for my son, ahead of me was a mum and a little boy (6ish). He was messing about a bit and taking ages saying what he wanted so she waved me in front so I didn't have to wait.

I then asked for a chocolate croissant - the last one on the shelf - and the mum said 'oh you can't have that, what if my son decides he wants it'. What would you have said/done?

user1471517900 Tue 03-Oct-17 16:05:29

Laughed and left and thought nothing more of it

ILoveMillhousesDad Tue 03-Oct-17 16:05:50

Erm, I would have said tough shit! grin

Fekko Tue 03-Oct-17 16:06:16

I'd pick it up and lick it then offer it to her (in my head).

JennyOnAPlate Tue 03-Oct-17 16:06:23

I would have assumed she was joking and laughed!

StaySexyDontGetMurdered Tue 03-Oct-17 16:06:38

I'd have asked the child if he wants it. If he didn't answer quick enough I'd have said you are talking too long and ordered it for myself.

Redglitter Tue 03-Oct-17 16:07:29

Laughed and bought it

Please tell us you didn't wait to see what her child wanted

sharklovers Tue 03-Oct-17 16:08:19

What’s a chocolate croissant?

PinkHeart5914 Tue 03-Oct-17 16:08:23

I would of said “Well I’ve chosen for it and paid for it now, so if your ds ever decides what he wants he will need to pick something else” and then continued with my day.

How is it your problem her child may or may not decide he wanted the last croissant? Let’s face it you get a lot of disappointment in life he might as well get use to it.

forforksakeitsaspoon Tue 03-Oct-17 16:08:30

I'd have looked at her blankly and then repeated my order for the chocolate croissant and then said to her "life doesn't work that way."

MrsTerryPratchett Tue 03-Oct-17 16:08:32

Laughed. And then probably realised she wasn't joking and been embarrassed!

livefornaps Tue 03-Oct-17 16:08:48

Is he paying for the croissant? No. So I'll be having that.

For god's sake, so much pandering to kids.

pasturesgreen Tue 03-Oct-17 16:09:20

I'd have assumed she was joking surely nobody is so entitled?

What did you do, OP?

Hillarious Tue 03-Oct-17 16:10:16

Probably only made his mind up because you asked for it. I would have said sorry and still bought it.

GreenTulips Tue 03-Oct-17 16:10:25

I'd have brought it!! Mum was rude to suggest anything you might buy might be an issue - she lost that when she waved you through

Redglitter Tue 03-Oct-17 16:10:43

What’s a chocolate croissant

Ehm a croissant with chocolate in it - the clues pretty much in the name hmm

koalab Tue 03-Oct-17 16:11:51

Raised an eyebrow at her and walked off with the croissant. (and possibly had a quick look to see if there was only 1 left of anything else and bought that too).

What did you do?

Fekko Tue 03-Oct-17 16:12:43

Or a pain au chocolate. I prefer almond myself.

FakePlasticTeaLeaves Tue 03-Oct-17 16:13:53

sharklovers It's shaped like a croissant and not like a pain au chocolat, which is a rectangle.

sharklovers Tue 03-Oct-17 16:14:04

Ehm a croissant with chocolate in it

Do you mean a pain au chocolat or an actual croissant filled with chocolate?

mmgirish Tue 03-Oct-17 16:14:18

Ha! I would have laughed!

TittyGolightly Tue 03-Oct-17 16:15:37

A actual croissant filled with chocolate ganache.

runningtostandstill Tue 03-Oct-17 16:15:52

Honestly I was all ready with a reply along the lines of 'tough luck' but before I said anything the baker pointed out a whole tray of chocolate croissants that had just come out of the oven - so enough for everyone. I was surprised though, I would never have the nerve/cheek to ask someone not to buy something in case my kid wanted it.

koalab Tue 03-Oct-17 16:17:20

This is a chocolate croissant. It is not a pain au chocolat smile

greatbigwho Tue 03-Oct-17 16:17:50

I’d have probably let them have it but I am a bit of a wimp.

We were somewhere recently and the lady in front asked for the last pain au chocolat, which my 3yo has had her eye on. My daughter just went “oh, I wanted that” pretty quietly, and I pointed out that the lady in front had been there first and chosen it, and she was entirely fine with that explanation. If she can understand that, surely a 6yo can hmm

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