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I can appreciate kids wanting to help, BUT.

Discussion in 'Okie Memorial Area' started by okie, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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    Almost on a daily basis at Wal Mart I see young kids wanting to be all grown up and help with the grocery shopping, and I understand they have to learn, but they simply will not watch where they are going and what they are doing, they run the shopping cart into people, the shelves and who all knows what. I know they need their education, but they need to get it somewhere other than in public where they do more harm than good. What's the answer:headscratch::dunno:
     
  2. FPS

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    Maybe a mini-Wal Mart??

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  3. glockrod

    glockrod NRA-Endow. Life

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    I dont care if lil Johnny knocks over something. It aint mine and it aint my problem. So, have fun Johnny, Okie will pick it up.

    Same idea in restaurants when lil Johnny makes a huge mess and the parents just step over it and leave.

    Sorry Okie, but it wont get better with the current entitlement train of thought being pumped into kids heads.

    Rod
     
  4. Big House

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    Umm excuse me...Smallmart. :tongueout:
     
  5. tous

    tous GET A ROPE!

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    Shoot 'em a little.
    That'll larn em' and their parents quicker'n anythin' else I kin think of.

    On a more sober note, the culture and society are not designed to please children. It is an adult world and until an appropriate age, children are excluded from most activities. Consider, we don't let 8-year-olds drive the family sedan, no? Then it is ill-advised to allow small children to treat a business as a playground.

    <--- crabby old carp :fred:
     
  6. FPS

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    :rofl:
     
  7. Louisville Glocker

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    Chill out.

    The kids need to get some "on the job" "real-world" training. I'm not saying let them run wild, but it is completely appropriate to allow them to help push a cart, place items onto a conveyer belt, etc.

    Every parent has different teaching styles, discipline methods, etc. Obviously, the kids shouldn't be brought to fine dining if they are disruptive, but if you go to a walmart or a McD's what do you expect?

    Humans learn by doing. (I'm an educator by trade, and a parent too). Hands on learning is the BEST way to go by far.

    Cheers
     
  8. Louisville Glocker

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    :crying:P.S. Okie, did you get run over by a shopping cart today?
     
  9. okie

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    Not today I didn't , but I have:faint:
     
  10. okie

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    I know they they need training, but they do more harm than good:shocked::faint:
     
  11. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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    That makes a lot of sense, Doug:supergrin:
     
  12. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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    Capitol idea my friend:supergrin:
     
  13. tous

    tous GET A ROPE!

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  14. Mrs.Cicero

    Mrs.Cicero Wayward Member

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    When my kids want to push the cart, I make them follow me, so if they run into anyone, it is their mom, who immediately tells them that since they are not paying enough attention driving the cart to keep from running into me, they must give me back the cart. Then they follow along behind me, sulking. Someday, they'll make it through the store without hitting me when I stop suddenly, but I'm not holding my breath.


    Mrs.Cicero
     
  15. Just_plinking

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    Hell, at least they are trying to help. Around here the kids just use oranges as basketballs and run around like monkeys.
     
  16. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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    You are a very wise lady Mrs. C honey:hugs::kiss:
     
  17. SomeDay

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    Lol. My 9 year old daughter is a better shopping cart driver than most adults at Walmart!
     
  18. Braken

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    Okie, the kids will probably stop doing unruly behavior when they get old enough to get knocked on their butts for it.

    That will likely still be 18 years old for legal reasons.
     
  19. larry_minn

    larry_minn Silver Member Millennium Member

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    Local stores have "Customer in training" carts for kids. (that are too old for cart that has seats like small car for parents to push)
    It has at least one (some two) flags so adults can see the thing. Its small, low, light. Face it. Its the parents who are problem.
     
  20. silentpoet

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    I have seen kids climb the shelves. Cart driving is hardly the worst I have seen.