From: Northern Nevada
I know what you mean about not rewarding bad behavior. We had a fabric shop owner years ago who sold some things I couldn't buy anywhere else locally. She did not, to put it kindly, possess the temperament to successfully deal with the public. I tolerated her rudeness until she screamed at my little boy and made him cry. He had expressed curiosity at a "Tot" stapler (one of those itty-bitty ones for anyone who might not be familiar) and when we turned our backs, he picked it up to look at it. She saw him and screamed at the top of her lungs for him to "put that down!!!" Mind you, he did not or would not have hurt it; he was curious because he'd never seen one before and, being three years old, forgot he should ask first. Aaron burst into tears. I told her she could have asked nicely and calmly and he would have put it down, and we left and never darkened her establishment's door again. I ordered the stuff she sold by mail order from another company. Interestingly, she went out of business about 6 months after that.
< Message edited by vpenner -- 2/25/2017 12:37:44 PM >
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