I had to go buy movies for our store today .... new release day - we used to order them and have them delivered, but now that business is soooooooooo bad, we don't bother with that - not worth the hassles, or the cost of shipping.
Anyway ... so I'm in the electronics section at Wal-Mart, and there is a young man - maybe 9 or 10 years old. His mom is nearby with 3 other kids, all younger than he. He butts ahead of me at the till - no big deal. Asks the cashier to get a particular game out of the locked display case for him. Mom doesn't say a word.
The cashier points out, to both the boy, and then to his mother, than the game is rated at 17+ for violence. Shrug.
"Are you sure?" she asks the mother.
"That's what he wants" she says.
So - the cashier rings it up. $79. "Oh." he says, and looks towards his mother.
"Well? How much money do you have? Don't you have enough?"
He shakes his head. "Oh for ...." she mutters, and opens her wallet and pulls out three twenties to add to the one he has.
He, satisfied, grabs the bag from the cashier and leaves.
A few minutes later, I pass them on my way out of the store - and hear mom berate the kid ... "Now we'll have no food and no money to do anything for the rest of the week and it's all your fault!"
I don't get it....why would she not have just said no?