I originally posted this as a comment on Heather's blog, but thought it deserved an airing here, too. I might have the urge to fess up to a few more misdeeds throughout my blogging days, nothing too bad of course, but we all have those 'moments'... hehe
I once rebooked a woman into a different (read: crappier) seat on a flight because we had difficulties with her reservation and she called me all sorts of names in another language she didn’t think I or my co-worker understood!
Needless to say, she would have loved 5 hours next to the lav on the plane we affectionately called ‘Stinky’ ;)
In other inanities, at the mall today I returned to the car with my shopping, only to hear rather mumbled shouting from the car parked next to mine. In it were two kids, no older than 5, waving & laughing at me. I waved back, then I noticed that they'd been left in the car on their own. With the keys in the car, and the radio on. Now, I get it if you're stepping out of the car to post a letter, or get gas. But GOING TO THE MALL? Like, hello! If the kids are older, like 12 or whatever, fine, for a few minutes, to get milk. But under 5s???
These kids were friendly to me, so I wonder what would happen if someone came up & tried to get them out of the car. I waited around a bit in my car, & eventually someone turned up. I felt like saying something, but as I don't have kids of my own, it probably would be seen as interfering. But I felt like telling the parent, 'hey by the way your kids were waving and talking to me through the window, saying hey lady come here, hello lady! Who knows, they might have come with me if I had wanted them to, just because I was a lady. And some kids thinkk 'stranger danger' is only from men.
Anywho. I kind of wish I'd said something. Any comments from parents welcome. Would you have said something, or are you happy to leave your kids for a few minutes, if the car is locked? (Bearing in mind it's not summer here, and was just getting dark)