I started a new job in an slightly ''upmarket'' (well for my area) supermarket inside a shopping mall.
My second day of work, a woman comes up to me: ''I can't find my daughter?''
Me: "What does she look like? Don't worry we'll put out a call for her."
Woman: ''She is 4 with blonde hair.''
So I walk her over to the service desk; kids going missing is bad. So we put out the call.
"Millie, can you find an adult who works here to come and take you to the front desk your mummy is looking for you."
No child appears, so all managers are paged to go look around the store for this girl, the mother is starting to get hysterical.
Still no after another call, we've got someone reviewing footage now and someone is going around the other shops, we ask if she liked any other shops.
Woman: ''No, I told her to stay in here while I got my foils in my hair done''.
Right. She'd left her 4 year old in a supermarket while she got her hair done. We sell food, not babysitting services lady!
Anyway my manager alerts the security staff for the whole place and got more people to go to each store asking if they'd seen the little girl.
Luckily we found her after a while, she was in a pet shop looking at some fish.
Hopefully this woman learned her lesson about leaving little kid alone in store while she gets her hair done.