posted on Sep, 10 2011 @ 07:06 PM
was running some errands ... store, gas, cigs and beer ... wrapping up on road trips for the day/weekend and whatnot.
walk into the beer store, and there's this guy with his likely 3-4 year old daughter at the checkout counter.
as i'm walking past, to the coolers, the clerk is presenting, from below the counter, a basket of lollipops and asking if she'd like one ... of
course she does ... and proceeds to pick out her favorite flavor.
no reaction on my part, at first ... but as i'm walking to the cooler and back ... i couldn't help but pause to ponder/think something's just
not right here.
bank drive-thru's and the like, hell. they even offer doggy bones at most anymore.
but at a beer store. (?)
i questioned/queried the clerk with regards their thoughts on the matter ... and, as expected, it's good for business ... what does it hurt? was the
... even though we somewhat jovially yet seriously bandied about how, in actuality, it likely wasn't the best of ideas or practice.
i'm by no means a prude, mind you,, but .... and at the same time, i just felt that 'lollipops at the liquor store' isn't exactly the best message
and/or proclivity we can, could, should be passing along to our son or daughters ... our youth.
ATS? Your thoughts. (?)