Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Hiding the Energy Drinks from Mom

We get mothers coming in all the time that are regular customers. The thing that pisses me off is when they tell us to not sell their kids energy drinks if they happen to come into the store by themselves.

Watch your own fucking kids, people.

It's not our job to make sure little Johnny only buys the pre-approved beverages that you want him to.

If he wants an energy drink and has the money for it, then he's getting an energy drink. Two if he can afford it.

I don't care if he's bouncing off the walls later on in the day. It's not my problem. If you want to limit what he can have, then come with him to the store. I am not his caretaker, you are.

The next time someone comes in and tells me what to do regarding their kid, I'm going to give the kid free energy drinks just because I can.

11 comments:

  1. This strikes me as a bit mean-spirited. Maybe those parents are doing their best but can't police their children 24 hours a day. Or maybe the parents are horrible people who deserve hyperactive kids. There are too many grey areas in your version of events to be able to tell.

    And I don't even like kids.

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  2. Of course it's mean spirited. That's what makes it funny, Mr London Street.

    I'll send you some cash to buy them energy drinks and then have them wired with hidden cameras to see the effect.

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  3. I really think it's up to the mommies to get to work and have a petition to put something on the ballot that says people under the age of 18 cannot purchase energy drinks. With poor cashier's trying to monitor cigarette sales and alcohol sales, don't go adding energy drinks to the list that need to be policed.

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  4. I once worked in a store where a little kid kept bringing DVDs to the mom and hopefully asking, "Mommy, is this a CHRISTIAN movie?" It breaks your heart.

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  5. hey if it's legal to sell it, it's not up to you to police who buys it. If I send my mom in to tell you not to sell me on can I have a freebie? I need the energy right now...lol

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  6. You should listen to parents but make up some wildly inappropriate excuse to tell the children. Gender respective sex organs will shrivel and fall off with too much energy drink, for example.

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  7. Maybe you should modify one of those cliched signs that say, "Unattended children will be given a free energy drinks and a puppy".

    Then you can just tap the sign the next time those moms come in. "Read this, bitch."

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  8. I would do the same if the bookshop I work in had energy drinks. Since we don't, I do my share of parent-tormenting by showing four-year-old girls the Barbie Princess DVDs. Or even better, showing the four-year-old boys these DVDs.

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  9. It's not your job to co-parent! Now if the parents are slipping you $20's per hour to with hold these caffeine filled treats from their disobedient tweens, then by all means...but until then, I say drinks for everyone!

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  10. That is some booshit!! The salon that I work next door to has that sign that was mentioned a few comments back....though I think it says "espresso" instead of "energy drink". LOL I would NEVER let some bitch-ass parent dictate to me what to do when their kids come in the store!! Unless their name is D____ Presley, then they are not MY mother, and that's just too damn bad for them AND their kid. Totally feeling you on the free energy drinks for those kids!! LMAO

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  11. That kind of shit happens to my best friend a lot, too...she's a stylist, and people think it's perfectly acceptable to drop their kid off to have a haircut, and then wander off to do other shopping, like "stylist" is code for "babysitter". They posted signs that unattended children's haircuts will not be fixed for free, and that pretty much put an end to it. Anyone who ignored the sign and insisted on a free fixit would just get jacked up even worse and sent on their way. LOL

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