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to think that if your child has thrown up on the supermarket floor

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purepurple Sat 05-Sep-09 08:46:12

then you really shouldn't let them sit on the conveyor belt amongst all the shopping?
To be fair, the woman did apologise for her child spewing on the floor and she did offer to clean it up herself.
But then she plonks him down on the conyevor belt as it is moving along. Between his legs was a bottle of booze, stood up (I always lay mind down; the booze, not my kids grin)
The cashier had to ask het to take him down, which she did. He then disappeared into an empty checkout, totally unsupervised.
Thankfully, the woman and her sprog were behind me, so my shopping was not comtaminated.
But, eugh!

monkeypinkmonkey Sat 05-Sep-09 09:00:44

I'd be more worried that she thought it ok to put him on the conveyor belt at all! Eek i'm imagining caught fingers and everything. So no yanbu

Firawla Sat 05-Sep-09 16:47:12

Yanbu the child should not be on conveyor belt at all, how strange

oldraver Sat 05-Sep-09 16:51:35

I think some people are just skanky. Two kids were playing up at the checkout and one bought a large jelly strawberry form the pic and mix. The mother told him to put it back and he was licking it on the way. shock

cherryblossoms Sat 05-Sep-09 16:53:36

Like the way you specified you didn't mean you always lie your child down on the conveyor belt.

Most weird re. conveyor belt.

crokky Sat 05-Sep-09 17:06:24

How old was the child on the conveyor belt shock - don't understand why you would do that, regardless of vomiting!

My 3yo and 1yo sit in the trolley. They know they are not allowed in the supermarket any other way.

purepurple Sat 05-Sep-09 18:23:07

It was a very surreal moment. I could see the cahier watching the child swaying backwards and forwards, before she actually said something. I just watched in horror and amazement, hoping he wouldn't fall off, get his fingers trapped, spew all over my shopping, or get covered in broken glass and booze.
The child was about 2.
I hate it when people sit their child inside the trolley instead of the seat. I couldn't believe what i was seeing. She looked so normal.

CheerfulYank Sat 05-Sep-09 18:31:30

This is all very odd. I thought I had something else to say, but that about covers it.

BubbaAndBump Sat 05-Sep-09 18:44:34

Well I consider myself "normal" (ish) and yet I allow my 2yr old to sit in the trolley ~ but our supermarket doesn't have two seats and I need the seat for my 11m old (and tbh, it's a helluva lot safer for everyone else if she is confined during our shop hmm ;)

But pukey or not pukey, she doesn't go on the conveyor belt (unless I thought I could get some money-off coupons) ;)

purepurple Sat 05-Sep-09 18:49:28

Can I confess that i was a little bit disappointed he didn't get to the end and flummox the cashier with no bar code.grin
"I'll just have to find the bar code for this. Do you know how much it was?"

victoriascrumptious Sat 05-Sep-09 19:56:24

I put my (vomit-free) child onto the conveyer belt only today. She was wedged between two boxes of wine though so was pretty secure.

BubbaAndBump Sat 05-Sep-09 20:03:34


NightShoe Sat 05-Sep-09 20:04:00

YANBU, why on earth would you put your child on the conveyor belt?

Prunerz Sat 05-Sep-09 20:10:50

I'm pretty sure that if my child vomited on the supermarket floor, I would be sufficiently flustered not to be thinking straight and might have plonked him anywhere tbh.

'Skanky' as a default reaction is

TsarChasm Sat 05-Sep-09 20:17:54

I would have exited the shop asap probably minus the shopping.

Putting the child on the conveyer belt?? Blimey no NO!

Oldraver has just posted the best reason to avoid pic n mix I have ever heard. OMGshock

masonicpixiesreadthedailymail Sat 05-Sep-09 20:26:54

I've put my child on the conveyor belt. Generally been when I haven't got a trolley - just nipped in for a few bits. I'll have a hand on them at least

scottishmummy Sat 05-Sep-09 20:28:18

i wouldn't have left without my wine.up chuck or not

kreecherlivesupstairs Sat 05-Sep-09 22:06:32

dd used to love the belt ride. She was born in the child entertainment free capital of the world though, it was as good as alton towers to her

masonicpixiesreadthedailymail Sat 05-Sep-09 22:43:02

haha kreecher

plonker Sat 05-Sep-09 22:46:14

Agree with Prunerz

gorionine Sat 05-Sep-09 22:47:27

YANBU. It is not something I would think people do very often, regardless of having been sick or not. Actually, I have never seen anyone sitting their child oh the conveyor belt, ever.

(exeption made to kreecher dd on the groung of exeptional circumstancesgrin)

masonicpixiesreadthedailymail Sat 05-Sep-09 22:51:30

I've seen it a fair few times

Then again, our local aquatic shop is like sealife centre to some

purepurple Sun 06-Sep-09 08:58:33

I admit she might have been flustered, but she made no attempt to hold him or steady him.
It was in Aldi, and they have very long conveyor belts as you have to put all your shopping on the belt so you can put your trolley at the other end.
But she wasn't the normal type of local loon we normally see in there. And we do have lots of them.

Habbibu Sun 06-Sep-09 09:04:29

I put dd (2.10) in the trolley - she's too big for the seat, and if I have to be quick it's better than trying to keep track of her. Why don't you like it, pp?

purepurple Sun 06-Sep-09 09:15:11

Habbibu, I understand why people have to do it. I have 7 years between my 2, so haven't had to deal with 2 tinies together.
I don't like it because I just think that there is a risk of transferring germs from the bottoms of their shoes (those nasty ones in dog and cat poo that cause blindness and other horrible diseases) on to my food that goes into my fridge and my cupboards with my other food.
It might be irrational, but the thought is still there. I also don't like it when little old ladies put their wheeled shopping bags in the trolley either.

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