Teaching Children to Steal!!!
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So, I’m embarrassed to say that I ran to Wal-Mart today for a few food items.  I’m embarrassed for several reasons:

  1. I supported Wal-Mart instead of the local grocery, but County Market doesn’t have the ice cream we REALLY like and that was the whole reason I went to the store,
  2. I went to the store for Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and came out with Klondike Bars (made with brownies, fudge and ice cream) along with the ice cream and none of it was worth the calories in the end….Weightwatcher friends, I’m shamed…

Okay, so anyway, there I am in the check-out lane with my ice cream melting and next to me are some little girls holding the soda cooler door open yelling to find out their parents’ (three check-outs down) soda preferences.

Now all of this was not helping my headache, but otherwise nothing unusual.  It is Wal-Mart and you expect ill-behaved families to be there, but then it happened…

The little girls finally took two bottles of soda (Dr. Pepper and Diet Dr. Pepper) for their parents and on their way pulled off the wrappers, disposed of them at a check-out where there was no cashier and proceeded to take them to their parents who slipped them away.  I can’t say for sure or not whether they got paid for as I was too far away, but I believe I just witnessed two children who are trained to steal sodas for their (already) obese parents.

This is obscene.  I don’t know what else to say.

3 thoughts on “Teaching Children to Steal!!!

  • March 25, 2012 at 11:54 pm
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    That is really sad, I just spoke about that kind of thing in my sermon this morning about the serious nature of teaching children to do wrong.

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  • March 26, 2012 at 1:17 am
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    Although not supporting County Market you are still supporting local economy since Walmart employs local residents(some PFUMC peps even), sales tax, etc.

    I like to consider my family for the most part well behaved, but one of mine will have an outburst now and again, guess if you only see me that one instance you would judge me as ill-behaved. I for one am in no position to be judging.

    Bringing up the parents are obese also harsh. Could be from a number of reasons (although for any of those reasons soda probably doesn’t help).

    You also say you’re not sure if they were paid for or not. For all you know this was not a crime. 🙁

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  • April 2, 2012 at 9:38 pm
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