Don’t Leave Your Child Unattended

I was walking into a pharmacy when I noticed a little girl in a trolley, left unattended. I took two steps back and walked to the trolley. The girl was about a year old. Very cute, friendly and was smiling happily at me. I bet I could’ve picked her up and took her home without any fuss. Lucky for her parents, I’m not a child snatching psycho.

Her mother, who was nowhere to be seen, obviously had done some grocery shopping before leaving her in front of the pharmacy. After about two minutes, I asked the pharmacy employee, where is her mother? She said, she’s not yours? I said, no.

Another employee, who was standing nearby said, her mother is over there (pointing in her direction). She comes her often.

She pulled the trolley in. When her mother comes back, I said, please tell her not to leave her baby like this again. It’s dangerous.

She said, she’s not our people. (Translation: she’s a foreigner.)

Doesn’t matter, I said, please tell her not to do this again.

I walked in and saw the mother. I asked her, is that your baby in front? Yes, she said.

Don’t leave your baby like that again, I said, anyone could have grabbed her in two seconds.

She was taken aback and mumbled, yes.

At the rate children are going missing nowadays, it’s astounding how careless some parents are.

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Leave a Reply