Lubbock Parents Seen Doing a Disgusting Thing at Convenience Stores, Restaurants
I don't have a problem with kids, babies, or their parents in most cases. But one thing I saw three times over four days annoys the living daylights out of me.
This action annoys me because it's unsanitary, to say the least.
Scenario: Mother with an infant wearing a diaper without any clothing over the diaper sets the child down on a counter that people put food products on.
I saw this at a Lubbock convenience store and two local fast food outlets over four days.
At the convenience store, I was behind one of these ladies, and when she picked her kid back up, the counter was moist. I refused to set my purchase, which was food and drinks, down, but rather handed it to the cashier and asked her to put it straight into a bag.
Mama was not happy that I did that, asking me, "Do you think my child is nasty or something?"
No, I never said that or thought it, but let's analyze this.
A child in a diaper placed on a counter + moist counter = unsanitary. It doesn't matter how clean your child is or isn't. That is just nasty.
Now, I understand that carrying a child is not easy and sometimes you need to set the kid down. I get that. But the least the woman, or the cashier, should have done was wipe the counter off. (The cashier didn't seem to care and acted as if this is a common occurrence, which it probably is.)
I don't know where your child has been, if they have soiled the diaper or what. Why am I going to put myself in harm's way because of this? I'm not.
Is this a disgusting thing to happen or do you think it should slide? I want to know your thoughts on this one.