You are at some type of convenient store like walmart or the dollar store or out getting groceries. You're standing in a isle looking at the merchandise when you notice a woman very loudly reprimanding her child, loudly, who is clearly a toddler. The woman is very angry, harsh and belittling and the child is crying and very distraught. You're not sure what prompted mommy dearests out burst but you hear things like "Are you really that stupid!" and "I'm never taking you anywhere in public again!"
Many people stop and wait to see what the mother does next but no one seems to intervene though a small crowd has gathered with customers giving each other disproving looks but still no one does or says anything and the abuse continues. Some other customers simply walk by shaking their heads, eager to get away from the situation.
You are outraged and have had enough but do you say something? Come to the child's defense? Call an employee over or possibly notify the authorities or assume that the child did something wrong it's none of your business and walkaway?
Answer by charlotsomtimes at 10:06 AM on May. 16, 2013
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Answer by PartyGalAnne at 1:19 PM on May. 16, 2013
I would keep doing as I was doing, Shopping.
Answer by louise2 at 1:36 PM on May. 16, 2013
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