We went on a vacation this last week to Mackinaw City, MI! It was wonderful, the scenes were BEAUTIFUL!
The sunset cruise we took under the mackinaw bridge!
Under the bridge!
So we had a wonderful time. Except for the rain one night, and our experience shopping downtown as another. We went into a lot of stores downtown looking for gifts. I can tell which ones not to take my kids into, some are a little crazy for my liking and we have 4 kids 6 and under. My sister was with us and her and my BIL have 3 kids 6 and under, so we had 7 little kids with us.
SO we go into this store, it is a general gift shop, not anything specific, all sorts of things, including kid stuff. My sister is in the back of the store with some of the kids and all of a sudden a parrot went off.... It wasnt pushed, it must have been motion activated.... It said "Polly wants a fucking cracker" Now, this may not seem awful to some, but I have never said it, and this is my first time writting it, since I have had kids. We are christians, we homeschool, ect. Our kids do not hear this, they dont watch tv. If this parrot was a push button parrot, we pushed it, and it cussed, that is one thing, we did nothing but be in the store.... SO my sister shooed all the kids up front, and I went back to see some police badges with kids names she said they had. I am standing there and it goes off (btw, I have no clue where this thing was, I couldnt see it around where I was standing immediately) and it says "Show me your tits".....
So I kindly walk up to the girl working and I say "I just wanted to let you know I was going to buy some things, but I had my 7 little children in this store with me and you have a parrot that doesnt have to be played with to go off cussing and telling me to show it my tits. You shouldnt have that going off by motion because you never know who is back there and I would hate to have my kids repeat those things"... SHe looks at me with a attitude says "Ok" looks over at a guy working there, he gives me a dirty look and I walked out. I was so mad. If her son told her grandma Show me your tits, I think she would be horrified....
My husband said maybe they should have a sign outside that says "Some content may be mature" or "Some content not suitable for all ages" and then we would know NOT to go into the store with the kids.
Even if they had the stupid parrot in there, have it so you have to PUSH the button, and it is not motion activated!
If they would have just said OH I am so sorry, I would have moved on. I got dirty looks and talked to like I was stupid. I wouldnt take this further if it was just a simple appology and ACT like they care, but they didnt. I feel like calling someone, doing something. Does the city determine what is adult content in its stores? WOuld writting or calling the city do anything? Are there certain things that have to be noted if they are in your face like that?