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Aibu with shop assistants comment 'wrecking the place'

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Harmonyrays Sat 16-Mar-19 10:59:35

Browsing in a large charity shop wuth a toddler pottering about. In the childs section, i was looking at books while she was looking at toys getting things out admittedlt leaving 3 or 4 on the floor. I was just turning aeound to pick them hp when an assistant came over and said 'could you please not let your child wreck the place'.

Thoughts please as im annoyed at the comment as shes a very yound child who was doing what kids do, i was close by ready to put things away and was going to help the charity by buying several items.

SoupDragon Wed 20-Mar-19 17:43:34


WeepingWillowWeepingWino Wed 20-Mar-19 18:45:07

siam sounds like you had a lucky escape, I mean, anything could have happened in that charity shop. Anything! You were lucky to leave in one piece, I would have expected at least a fractured wrist.

SoupDragon Wed 20-Mar-19 18:52:55

I would have expected at least a fractured wrist.

You mean just like the previous poster who broke their wrist tripping over a toy left on a shop floor by a child?

WeepingWillowWeepingWino Wed 20-Mar-19 20:37:45

I’ll admit to not seeing that post when I posted that

notacooldad Wed 20-Mar-19 23:46:47

Latteaday123 Pat on the back for you sir.
Wtf are you talking about with the ' sir' business?

llizzie Thu 21-Mar-19 03:26:02

Children have to learn at the earliest how to conduct themselves in public and training does not have to be hard. Even a toddler can understand that 'out' has a different set of rules to 'indoors'. I started teaching my children how to behave in restaurants and tea rooms at a very early age. They were little monsters at home, but in a restaurant or tea shop they had manners to die for. They were not allowed to play with toys they had not paid for. Every time we went out of a shop they were searched for 'take homes' and were promptly marched back to the country and made to apologise to the assistant for helping themselves.

llizzie Thu 21-Mar-19 03:27:07

for 'country' read 'counter' sorry about the typo

PaulHollywoodsSexGut Thu 21-Mar-19 09:13:30

Oh this whole stupid thread can fuck off

llizzie Thu 21-Mar-19 14:25:17

PaulHollywoodsSexGut : nasty language to put in print. Is that what you teach your children?

TrendyNorthLondonTeen Thu 21-Mar-19 14:27:43


AureliaJane Thu 21-Mar-19 14:46:42

This thread is a wild ride from start to finish. Started as a toddler making a small amount of mess and a shop assistant making a not totally unreasonable but slightly sarky comment and has evolved into various lectures on the decline of manners / community / childhood / parenting etc, as well as a list of the horrific dangers lurking in every corner of even the most innocuous charity shop.

For those of you making furious, trenchant comments from either side of the debate here, ask yourselves - is it honestly worth it?

ColeHawlins Thu 21-Mar-19 14:53:09

I'm still hoping for an explanation about the cat and the rabbit.

Latteaday123 Thu 21-Mar-19 18:19:20

notacooldad I assumed from your username?? You don't sound cool in any way regardless of address

notacooldad Fri 22-Mar-19 09:15:45

You don't sound cool in any way regardless of address
I'm definitely not cool!
I'm too old for that nonsense!!🤣🤣

SoupDragon Fri 22-Mar-19 09:25:49

You don't sound cool in any way

Clearly a complete failure in comprehension there given the name clearly starts with the word "not" 😂😂

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