The consumer is king . . .
by Hindsight2020 - Posted Mon July 17, 2006 @ 2:54 PM
What do you do when you have two groups of people that either:
#1 - care and understand about the need for kids to exist in the same places as adults: people who invented the small cart idea/parents/the kids themselves
#2 - feel that it is their right not to be troubled by other human beings who aren't adults: consumers who expect to be catered to/plain grumpy complainers
Somehow, the age 'ol battle of managing the development of children in to full-fledged adults continues to happen. Some want to help, some don't. Some want to take a larger responsibility, some don't. Living in a time when the consumer is king has created an elite force of adult two-year olds who aren't interested in the development of the world around them--only in making life more convenient for themselves.
In hindsight, you might have asked the barricade of shopping carts for safe passage. If they were unwilling to comply, plan B would've been to circle around to the other side of the aisle. As far as the physical damage caused by minors behind the proverbial wheel of a mini-shopping cart, I am quite sure that those lil holy terrors can cause just as much damage to someone with the products available off of the shelf. Parental control is all it takes.
When I drive down the road, I avoid hitting potholes--It may be a chore--but it is my responsibility as a driver.
--course I live in a shared-liability state.