Friday, June 4, 2010

30 days of me & a WTF moment

30 Days of ME

Day 3: Your favorite television program

Well, I would definitely have to say Weeds.

Other shows I love:
Gossip Girl
Modern Family
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Secret Life of the American Teenager
Pawn Stars

Favorite shows that are now canceled:
The O.C.

So on to my WTF moment....
People, we have reached an all time low.

I'm at work tonight and this little girl came in. COULDN'T have been more than 5 or 6 years old. She ordered a specialty pizza and payed for it. A few minutes later, our phone rings.

Me: Thank you for calling Lil' Caesars. How can I help you?
Lady: Yes, my daughter just came in and ordered a pizza, is it not ready yet?
Me: No Ma'am it's a specialty so it will be about 8-1o minutes.
Lady: Okay, well just tell my daughter I will come back and pick her up when it is ready *click*

UMMM, SERIOUSLY??? I was about to call child protective services. YOU DO NOT LEAVE YOUR KID AT A RANDOM PLACE. Why would anyone think that is a good idea? I asked my manager what I should do, and was told just to stay out of it.

Anyways, the mother came back about 30 minutes later. I felt SO guilty. I felt like I should have let someone [other than my boss] know about the situation. And I swear, if she ever pulls that crap again, I will not hesitate to do so.

What would you have done?


Smart Ass Sara said...

OOh- you're lucky your aren't a mandated reporter, otherwise by law you are obligated to report that. ;) BUT if it were me, I would have totally called, even if my boss told me not to. If you get that weird feeling like something isn't right- it is probably worse than what you see. I would never leave Olivia (who's almost 5) in a store alone. I won't even let her play in the yard alone. I may be super protective but I grew up in a time where kids were stolen out of front yards. I have seen murdered people hanging from trees and in gutters. I don't know what the hell is wrong with parents. Seriously.

And you know I would have bitched that lady out. I would have asked her how did she know that I wasn't a pedophile or something? Or a serial killer? Stupid and clueless. Which is sad because then I think about all of the people who want children so badly but can't.

Rant done. ;) LOL!!

Danielle said...

I would have DEFINITELY gave that lady a piece of my mind. I also probably would have called someone because that's just wrong. Like Sara said, if that's what she does when other people are around, what does she do when other people AREN'T around?!?! It's so sad the people that have children these days ... they just don't know what to do anymore it's really sad.

Mr O said...

Spartacus huh?

I only got to the first episode then I got on Lost.

And I would have punched her in the face, but that's just me

Jaime Hungry said...

Wow. It's crazy what people think is ok these days. I probably would have called someone.

I LOVED Nip/Tuck! It got a little bit ridiculous at the end but I miss it!

Leah said...

Wow. And the 2010 Parenting Award goes to...!

I agree with Sara up there - how could that lady make assumptions that her child would be safe in some random pizza place? What if there were pedophiles there? What if she'd been kidnapped?? I really don't understand people. I'm glad I was raised with common sense.