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The Screaming At Wal-Mart

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posted on Jan, 5 2015 @ 09:53 AM
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Screaming children in stores and restaurants vex me to no end. We were not allowed to behave that way and I will not let my child act like that in public either. I never want/wanted to be "that mom."

My kiddo is 10 now, but when he was quite small we had a couple of instances. There were a couple of times he cried in restaurants. Now, if something was actually wrong with him (not feeling well, needing a nap), I would just take him out to the car and let everyone else finish their meal in peace. If he was doing it for no good reason, I would first take him to the restroom and have a chat about his behavior; any infraction after that earned him not only a couple of swats on his backside, but we would also get up immediately and go to the car. I told him that if he couldn't act like a civilized human being, he had no right to sit in the restaurant with other civilized humans.

I think there were also two occasions where we were grocery shopping and the fit grew so intense that I snatched him up and walked out of the store leaving an entire cart of groceries sitting in the aisle. Once, when he was around 18 months or 2 years, he thought it would be a good idea to scream over the color of the apples I bought and I jerked him up right then and there and gave him a couple of swats. All noise immediately ceased. A little 90 year old lady walked up to me, patted me on the back and said "Good job, mom."


As TrueBrit mentioned, there's also a safety issue when turning on what I call "Mom Ear." Kids really can get hurt if the parent isn't watching closely enough. My mom let me ride in the big part of the shopping cart when I was little. One day, she turned her back for a second, I stood up in the cart, lost my balance and fell right onto the cement floor on my head. I was two. It was only a concussion and I was fine in the end, but I still have a lump of scar tissue on my forehead that always reminded me to not let my kid ride anywhere other than the kid seat in the shopping cart and to watch him like a hawk.




posted on Jan, 5 2015 @ 10:15 AM
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a reply to: Tangerine

I was in line at Walmart (not to pick on them, that's just where it happened) and saw a mom at the pharmacy talking to the pharmacist regarding a prescription for the infant in the cart and was totally ignoring the toddler crawling out of the seat and was about to fall on the floor. I told the child nicely to sit back down, honey, so you won't fall. The mother turned around and said " we don't let strangers talk to our children".

TImes like that, you sincerely hope the innocent offspring make it to maturity and ends up smarter than the parents.



posted on Jan, 5 2015 @ 10:27 AM
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a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

Mr. Cheddarhead works at Walmart and unfortunately has heard a few kids fall head first out of the cart. It is a truly sickening sound. Fortunately, none were injured to the point of needing EMS.

It's not just the kids screaming. There is a total lack of respect for the parents. He's witnessed parents being physically assaulted by small children who weren't getting their way, withessed young children use profanity on their parents (usually Mom) and almost always the parent will say that it's OK.



posted on Jan, 5 2015 @ 11:15 AM
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The parents don't do anything to discipline their kids in public because they are too fearful of someone calling child services on them for the slightest swat on the butt or harshly worded reprimand. They are paralyzed - damned if they act on the misbehavior, and damned if they don't. So they just keep their noses to their phones and ignore everything around them.
edit on 5-1-2015 by eeyipes because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 5 2015 @ 12:05 PM
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That was poetic as F#!@

My little mongrels learned early on that Dad already hates shopping. If I act a monkey in the store Dad will very embareassingly and abruptly end my fun. Even though they already know it from the talk we would have everytime we were about to get out of the car, they still get told though now just with a look and the youngest is 10. The store or in public in general is not a playground and if you act like it is I will leave and the basket with all those wonderful things that i was going to buy for YOU will stay in the store. We will be leaving, immediatly, no discussion, we discussed it in the car right before we came in. Remember? I gave you the look and you said ok.

Now I'm not a tyrant, in fact I'm a pushover when it comes to my kids, they get what they want as long as they act right and they know clearly what I expect of them. Thank God they respect me and understand that the playground is the playground, outside is outside, ex cetera, because that little one is loud. I would be crazy by now. Something about loud kids gets me in all the wrong ways, and it's considerd abuse if you hit them with a hammer.

Hahaha!
I don't play when it comes to the store. I quit school in the 3rd grade, recess and recess alone, I don't play. My "G.I.T." will not be "Going H.A.M." in the Dolla' Stow!

People need to raise their children.

s&f I feel your pain!
edit on 5-1-2015 by wastedown because: grammy liked proper grammer



posted on Jan, 5 2015 @ 02:41 PM
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Maybe the kids are screaming because they see scary things.






posted on Jan, 5 2015 @ 03:04 PM
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a reply to: stosh64




Must get to my "happy tree" place...

Must get to my "happy tree" place...





Whew !
That was close.



posted on Jan, 5 2015 @ 03:50 PM
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a reply to: stosh64

I just threw up in my mouth.

It looks like the topic is a runaway hit! Everyone made me laugh so hard about the subject. Does that make me a bad person? I guess saying and doing those things in reality would be pushing the envelope. I guess we all have dark thoughts. I'll never look at shopping quite the same.

I am so going to sneak a box of rubbers in a parents shopping cart who cannot control their children. It'll be worth the inconvenience seeing the look on their faces.



posted on Jan, 5 2015 @ 04:35 PM
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a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

I think most of it is plain lack of respect & common courtesy. They don't care if they are annoying people. My grandson has ADHD. When I take him shopping with me, I always bring someone along, in case he has a melt down.(Very seldom happens though) If he starts up, he has to leave the store right then and there. I would never stand there and let him scream & annoy other shoppers. Thanks for bringing this up. It is a huge pet peeve of mine.



posted on Jan, 5 2015 @ 05:57 PM
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a reply to: stosh64

Well DAMN!

No wonder kids go nuts in places like that, when they have a child's eye view of things like THOSE! Good GOD almighty! How can people leave the house in such an offensive condition? One does not leave ones abode, if passers by who happen to have the required view, can explain the term seepage to a friend using ones behind as an example!

Bleeeaaarrrrrgh!

I feel as if I need to take out my brain, put it through a bleach wash then iron all the creases out after seeing that lot!
edit on 5-1-2015 by TrueBrit because: Grammatical error corrected



posted on Jan, 6 2015 @ 01:04 PM
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a reply to: LOSTinAMERICA

Sorry, my humor gets me in trouble a lot, especially with my wife.
It is the first place my brain goes....hmm.....

Anyway, on a serious note I have seen kids like this all over, it is the main reason I try not to go out much.
That and scenes like my previous post.



posted on Jan, 6 2015 @ 02:00 PM
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You could always try this:



I also read about a guy that farts on little poo heads that are doing that but I think that's a bit extreme.



posted on Jan, 6 2015 @ 05:56 PM
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a reply to: Skid Mark
I love that if its real. And the kids reaction would be hard to fake I think.

Funny how fast the mom took him out but she never stopped the little brat from hitting the person with the cart.

I am now trying to get the guy farting on them out of my head, thanks!




posted on Jan, 6 2015 @ 05:58 PM
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a reply to: stosh64
You're welcome lol. If I can find the thing about he guy farting on brats I'll post it.



posted on Jan, 6 2015 @ 06:17 PM
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a reply to: stosh64

I found it. The language is a bit rough but it's kind of funny. I imagine it would work but I wouldn't do it.

How to deal with brats



posted on Jan, 6 2015 @ 08:24 PM
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So what are you saying parents should do in that situation? I just ask because, well, sometimes kids can be loud and stubborn...and won't just listen if you tell them to stop...and maybe you need the groceries, and have noone to watch the kid...so if saying 'stop' and threatening to ground them or withhold something they like or some such thing doesn't work, what do you suggest? I just didn't exactly like the way you seem to imply that all parents of screaming children are bad and negligent parents...I don't have a kid or anything, but I can see how such things could be complicated.
edit on 6-1-2015 by TheJourney because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 6 2015 @ 09:07 PM
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a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

Wallmart attracts the worst people in every city. I hate going there with a passion. I try to avoid it at all cost yet have to go for prescriptions as they are so so much cheaper there. They need to have a dress and smell code, if you cant shut your rotten kid up in two minutes you need to leave the store and come back without them. Sadly that would kill have of their customer base lol.

And it always seems to be the grotesquely overweight lady in Yoga pants who looks like Honey booboos mother dragging her brat's with her when she cant even convince the most brainless person she is even fit to be a mother. Wallmart should have a hotline to the county child welfare center for an intervention on the kids behalf so they are make sure the kids are being taken care of properly.

I used to work for a certain Utility company. I have run across some down right dirty people. This one day I had to go into these peoples home, it just made me so angry and sick to my stomach i almost barfed the minute I walked into this house. A decent little two bedroom house on a canal that leads to the ocean, so I figure its probably real nice on the inside because these older homes even though small were worth a lot of money. They were on the water and people normally used that money to get home improvement loans and fixed them up real nice.

Nope, not these people. This is the nastiest home I have ever been in my life, hands down ten times worse than the runner up. So I was about to turn around, call my supervisor and tell him hell no, I am not going in that house, then I heard a dog bark and a baby cry. I hold my breath and go look at what this girl is wanting to show me just so I can see where the baby is and if it is staying there, now this girl does not look bad at all and I am wondering why she is there. Well come to find out, she is the daughter and the baby is hers.

The baby is laying in a crib in the daughters room, she then shows me a big box full of puppies, that is full of their crap. Crap on the puppies, Crap on the floors EVERYWHERE, no carpet anywhere just dog poop. Poop on the walls, where there was drywall, There was many places where it had been tore out, the house was a major fire safety hazard, not to mention the dog poop under the babies crib with bugs crawling in it and other poop everywhere. Spiders and Roaches everywhere, dirty dishes piled two feet high in the kitchen and yet these people had a nice flat screen TV in every room. Never mind cables laying everywhere to trip over or flat electrocute yourself on. I almost told the daughter to get the baby and get out of the house before I hurt her. The mother who owned the home was not there. I retained my composer and walked outside. I called the Child welfare the fire department and my boss to fill them in. My boss had to come out, see it for himself and I heard him tell the company manager that we worked for that we would not go into the house again without Bio hazard suits on to do the work in and that they would have to pay for us to go to the hospital to get checked out and immunized after we left the home.

They promptly told us to skip that job and move on lol. I drove by days later and the house was condemned. I was certainly not happy about putting anyone out of their home, however I was not going to have a baby being exposed to god knows what when the baby would be better off living in a tent outside. The daughter I was dealing with thought that nothing was wrong in the house besides being a little dirty lol, this just goes to show you that if someone does not intervene, they grow up thinking its ok to live and act like that. You would never know what the daughter had to live in by looking at her, she was clean and about 18 years old. I am guessing she had cleaned up at a friends house because I doubt she could have got clean in that place. This is also a big warning to people who meet each other and plan on dating lol. Make sure you see their place real quick lol.



posted on Jan, 7 2015 @ 01:19 PM
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originally posted by: TheJourney
So what are you saying parents should do in that situation? I just ask because, well, sometimes kids can be loud and stubborn...and won't just listen if you tell them to stop...and maybe you need the groceries, and have noone to watch the kid...so if saying 'stop' and threatening to ground them or withhold something they like or some such thing doesn't work, what do you suggest? I just didn't exactly like the way you seem to imply that all parents of screaming children are bad and negligent parents...I don't have a kid or anything, but I can see how such things could be complicated.


Having kids should change your life and not just be an inconvenience. As a parent it SHOULD be your first priority how you raise your child.
My sister in law swore that her new born "would NOT change her lifestyle". Well, it didn't and she now has a catered to little brat, that when upset the kid gets rewarded to behave. Needless to say that is a viscous cycle and doesn't work well in public.
I don't care if it is shopping day, or even if you haven't ate in 2 days. I would escort my child right out of the store and help him to see the error of his ways, which I have done, and which has taken 2 minutes before and has also taken over an hour, before he was acting respectable enough to return to the store.
Many parents these days don't want the hassle of taking the proper time and making the proper effort to raise their kids.
And you can see the result EVERYWHERE.

ETA: You didn't see little brats like these 20 or 30 years ago. Whats changed?
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posted on Jan, 7 2015 @ 01:33 PM
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originally posted by: Skid Mark
a reply to: stosh64

I found it. The language is a bit rough but it's kind of funny. I imagine it would work but I wouldn't do it.

How to deal with brats

That was priceless. I may consider it when stuck in the vicinity of these little brats.




Patriotsrevenge


We had a neighbor that bred German Shepherds, really nice people, appeared clean. Invited us for dinner, we walked in and I almost puked. The stench was unbearable, $%!t everywhere. I couldn't possibly eat there, I have a hard time eating at my sisters because she lets her cats walk around the prepped food. So I got up, said I had a migraine and left. Never talked with them after, I think they were offended.
NO kids though, just dogs.
You did the RIGHT thing I think. I feel bad for the 18yr old daughter, raised like that so its 'normal'.
Society is NOT going in the right direction.



posted on Jan, 7 2015 @ 09:25 PM
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If you dislike the sounds at Walmart, don't go to Walmart. If people irritate you in public, don't go out in the public, if you really dislike people; avoid them. Or, realize we're all human and actually have to coexist or be "alone" and live in your little bubble but then please, oh please, don't complain about your "loneliness".

When I'm out in public and hear annoying sounds it reminds me that I'm alive. When I hear other people's screaming little kids I remember what it was like to be responsible for keeping another human being alive. We were all that "screaming" little kid once. And someday, we're all gonna be old and hopefully have one kind person to take the patience to spend a little time with us.

Patience is a skill most never acquire, let only master. Yet its one of the most powerful skills there is but then again, sigh...not many have the patience for it.

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