The Retail Rules

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Rule 1 – control your bloody kids! Earlier today a couple came in with their two young daughters. From the instant their kids entered the shop they decided the place was a playground. It’s not. It would have been nice if the parents could have actually done more than meekly tell their kids to stop, but they didn’t, so their kids didn’t. When dealing with expensive shower enclosures, ceramic products and brassware, this can be a recipe for disaster. How nothing was broken I will never know.

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    Ariel Lynn — April 18, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    I’m right there with you! I know if a shop employee dared to tell the kids to stop the parents would have flipped their lid, telling the employee not to discipline their precious babies. Then, if one of the kids got hurt, it would obviously be the store’s fault. *rolls eyes*

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      DarthTimon — April 18, 2018 at 9:55 pm

      I normally bite my tongue with this sort of thing, but when these kids started hanging off a shower kit it was time to step in!

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        Ariel Lynn — April 18, 2018 at 9:55 pm

        Holy crap, are you kidding me?! They would have absolutely lost their heads on you/the employees if they’d fallen & broken their arm or leg too, I’m sure!

        Seriously, people should have to take a test & some courses before having kids. Or, at least, bringing their kids out in public. 🙁

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          DarthTimon — April 19, 2018 at 8:18 am

          I’d never bring my daughter to that sort of place – I’d trust her to behave, but she’d be very bored!

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            Ariel Lynn — April 19, 2018 at 8:18 am

            Oh I’m sure she would be bored. That’s probably why the kids were using the stuff as they were using it. But, sometimes parents have to do shopping & they have to bring their children. That’s understandable too.

            What boggles my mind is parents seeing their kids act like hooligans & not doing anything about it.

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    Ariel Lynn — November 27, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    I’m right there with you! I know if a shop employee dared to tell the kids to stop the parents would have flipped their lid, telling the employee not to discipline their precious babies. Then, if one of the kids got hurt, it would obviously be the store’s fault. *rolls eyes*

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      DarthTimon — November 27, 2017 at 3:17 pm

      I normally bite my tongue with this sort of thing, but when these kids started hanging off a shower kit it was time to step in!

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        Ariel Lynn — November 29, 2017 at 9:20 pm

        Holy crap, are you kidding me?! They would have absolutely lost their heads on you/the employees if they’d fallen & broken their arm or leg too, I’m sure!

        Seriously, people should have to take a test & some courses before having kids. Or, at least, bringing their kids out in public. 🙁

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          DarthTimon — November 29, 2017 at 9:21 pm

          I’d never bring my daughter to that sort of place – I’d trust her to behave, but she’d be very bored!

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            Ariel Lynn — November 29, 2017 at 10:35 pm

            Oh I’m sure she would be bored. That’s probably why the kids were using the stuff as they were using it. But, sometimes parents have to do shopping & they have to bring their children. That’s understandable too.

            What boggles my mind is parents seeing their kids act like hooligans & not doing anything about it.

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