I seriously never want kids after this carnival.
As I've said before, we hire a police officer every year for teen control. Well, these kids don't like that at all, so they decide to mouth off to the cop.
Two kids came in last night (out of the 500 or so for the total night) and were looking around at the candy. Since they were taking awhile, the cop yelled over to them to hurry up and find what they wanted and get out of the store.
So the kid turns to me and says, "Do you have any Reese's Pieces?"
I walked over to the candy next to him and looked but couldn't find any. I walked into the back room and they were sitting back there for some reason. So I brought them out to him.
He looked at them. "Oh, I wanted those really big bags of them," he said.
"We don't have those."
"Oh, well is this all the ice cream you have?" he said as he moved over to the ice cream cooler.
Thoroughly annoyed, I said "Yes" and walked away. Soon after, the cop yelled at him to hurry up and leave, as there were other kids waiting outside that wanted to come into the store.
After this, the two kids left without buying anything. Of course.
So the cop came up to me after they left. "They were planning on stealing, that's why I kept an eye on them," he said.
"How do you know?" I asked. I'm usually a good judge of who's coming in to steal, as I assume all teenagers are in there to steal.
"As soon as they came in the store, I heard one ask the other if he had any money. The other kid said no, and then they started looking around at me as well as you up at the register. So the first one decided to distract you while the other tried to steal, but I was watching both of them so they never took anything. He was asking you for candy but had no money to buy any!"
And this is how it was the whole night last night. The cop would ask the kids if they had any money, and if they said no they weren't allowed in the store. This made for a semi-peaceful evening.
And of course at the end of the night, there was a line of cars in our parking lot. Those were the parents picking up the kids from their free babysitting all night!
I hate teenagers.