We have a kid's section in our office and sometimes, parents just drop their kids there when they come to see the doctor.
Sometimes, I don't mind. But I DO mind when your kid makes a run for the door, eats crayons, gets their hands by the drawers where the stock is kept, and/or runs amok. I am not a babysitter.
I have a job to do and it does not include being your childcare because you didn't get any for your visit. I can't imagine leaving my child with a stranger.
Last week, a mom dropped her ten year old daughter off to be fit for contact lenses. Just left her. For an hour. Granted, she was seeing the doc. But who drops their kid off for a complete eye exam and contact lens fitting in 5th fucking grade?
Way to go, Mom!