Working in the produce department years ago we would have children come through all the time and smash fruit and wreck our displays. This was pretty common and since this was a Walmart the parents never seemed to care.
Well one day this little asshole is going right on down the wet-case smashing up everything he can get his tiny hands on. Cucumbers, Lettuce, Kale, throwing turnips, etc... His mom is there and sees what he is doing and makes absolutely no effort to try and stop it, the other employees and I were just standing there watching all this happen because we really can't scold a customer or her kid.
Anyways, the kid reaches the hot pepper section (Jalapenos, serranos, habaneros) and starts mashing them up in his hands.
Now at this point we all saw what he was doing and could have stopped it, but screw it, this kid is going to learn a life lesson.
The mom and the son finally leave the fresh area and walk on down towards the rest of the grocery store. About five minutes after they leave, an unholy shrieking pierces through the entire store; the little guy must have rubbed his eyes. We all went down to take a peek and this kid was in the middle of the aisle, writhing on the floor and screaming like he was being murdered.
The mother had no idea what was going on, and absolutely nothing would console him. She ended up leaving her cart there and dragging her kid out while yelling at him to shut up.
Wash your hands after you handle hot peppers, folks.