Well, I'm back, but this time I don't have a story about the weird/strange/disgusting stuff I have to deal with at The Jail. This is actually a story about something I saw and heard today as a customer that just made my jaw drop.
I'm standing in an aisle browsing books and I hear a little kid incessantly whining the next aisle over. Now usually I try to ignore it, but I was tired, I have a cold, and I just wasn't in the mood to deal with it.
I decide to leave the section I am in so I don't have to listen to this little brat, who is all of about 6 years old. I start walking down the aisle and as I walk in front of the next aisle over, I see the disaster this Hell Spawn has created.
About 25% of the books in the aisle have been pulled off the shelf and strewn down the aisle, and this poster child for abortion is *kicking* a book down the aisle.
The sorry excuse for a mother this demon child has is standing reading a book, just ignoring the retail apocolypse her child has created.
So of course I stop and just stare.
The mother, who had been completely ignoring this kid until she saw me, turns and says:
"Well if you don't start making good choices this policewoman here is going to lock you up!"
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME!?!?
First of all, how about you CONTROL your child to begin with. Second, put the fear of god into your child when he starts misbehaving in public, and then if that doesn't work - TAKE HIM TO THE CAR!! And thirdly, just because I have a badge and a gun doesn't mean I am responsible for making sure your child behaves!! It is called being a parent!
"Lady, I am not responsible for raising your child. I am sure you are accustomed to everyone else taking care of your responsibilities but you need to grow up and actually be a parent to your child and not try to be his damn friend. That kid needed an ass whooping about 4 years ago - you created that monster and now the rest of us have to be punished because of it. Your little brat isn't cute, he isn't funny, he is a destructive tyrant. But if you don't get that kid in line NOW, here in about 10 years I am sure him and the police are going to get very acquainted. I would start saving up for bail money now."
This lady's jaw just dropped and I walked off.
One of the store's employees happened to be standing nearby and heard everything. She came over, thanked me, and then gave me 20% off my entire order plus a free cup of coffee.
As I was standing in line I see this lady carrying her kid out the front door. I was just in disbelief at this woman. I have my job because I believe in the idea of protect and serve, not to raise your child!
--The Jail Monkey