Re: My Son is Also a Customer, Barnes & Noble
by Just Jeffrey - Posted Tue April 7, 2009 @ 6:58 AM
You might want to address this with the manager. Specifically, just ask about the policy. Ask why.
It could be anything from other kids causing trouble to a liability issue. Hopefully you'll get the definitive answer from this letter.
However... I visit B&N with my kids often (sometimes this exact store, but more often ones in Seven Corners or Fairfax) and have noted that there is a sign, in the children's section, that says that kids must be with their parents. Note that this sign is in the children's section, so if you never go there, you might have no idea. As you might expect, there are some parents that dump their preschoolers at the Thomas playset or let their kids play on the stage while the parents shop elsewhere in the store. I've seen it plenty of times, myself. Mostly when I'm the one settling disputes over who gets to use Gordon now and find that there some pre-verbal kid's parents aren't even there.