Writing Can Be Murder

November 22, 2008

Call the police!

Filed under: Uncategorized — love2wryte @ 7:14 pm

So yesterday I’m standing on line at the supermarket, waiting to check out, and I watched the following exchange.

Little Boy (about 4): I want this candy bar!
Mom: You can’t have the candy bar. You’re getting the crackers.
LB: I want BOTH. (now to his credit he was only whining, not crying, not screaming)
Mom to the Cashier: If he doesn’t put that candy bar down, pls call the police.
Dumbfounded Cashier: What?
Mom: I mean it, if he doesn’t put it back right now, I want you to call the police and have them take him to jail.

The boy put back the candy bar.

As soon as they were gone, the cashier said to me, “That’s not in my job description.”



  1. o__o Yikes. That seems a little excessive…. Though apparently it works.

    That’s gonna be one heck of a paranoid kid later…

    Comment by Karen — November 22, 2008 @ 8:27 pm | Reply

  2. And for a minute there, I thought you were going to say you called the police on the kid – ’cause I know how you are in stores. LOL.

    Yeah, definitely a recipe for paranoia.

    Comment by Jennifer Colgan — November 23, 2008 @ 4:19 am | Reply

  3. I can’t help wondering what she would have done if the cashier had actually *called* the police…

    Comment by Amy Bai — November 23, 2008 @ 6:01 am | Reply

  4. Wow. That is crazy. My parents used to threaten me with the orphanage so far as to get the phone book out and pretend to be calling, lol

    Comment by colbymarshall — November 23, 2008 @ 8:41 am | Reply

  5. Karen — Yeah, the kid will either become a cop or a criminal.

    Jennifer — Hahaha! I actually managed to keep my mouth shut the whole time.

    Amy — The cashier said that if she’d used the phone at her register, the message would have been broadcast over the entire store. I can just imagine everyone turning around to find out why “We need the police at aisle 7”

    Colby — OMG, that’s harsh!

    Comment by love2wryte — November 24, 2008 @ 6:00 pm | Reply

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