I wrote this for a flea market I sold things at today. I got sick and tired of people thinking I'm a babysitter for their brats because I sell toys. Sorry, I sell toys, not watch kids. To let them know how I felt, I posted this:
Toys are great fun For almost everyone; But, please consider, I'm no babysitter. Be they young or old, Abandoned kids will be sold!
It actually worked! And I got many a good laugh out of it too.
Post by RedFeather on Nov 16, 2005 12:14:27 GMT -5
That's awesome! People often take the lazy route these days when it comes to their kids. They let them run around stores unsupervised, or dump them off at Chuck-E-Cheese and expect the people there to take care of them. That's not going to happen. None of those places are meant to supply baby-sitters, and are merely a place to take your kid as a reward or for a celebration. They are no one's personal babysitters. You would not take your kid to an amusement park and just leave them there, would you? Same principle.
It's sad how people have become too lazy to watch their own kids in a supermarket.
I agree with Minstelae. Kids aren't just something you can shake off whenever you feel like it. I know one family that has four kids and as far as the two youngest boys, they are REAL brats. One doesn't take no for an answer and the other one throws extreme tempertantrums whenever he's losing on my brother's PS2. Not to mention that they curse once in a while.
"I am a god. Gods are all-knowing."--Ba'al in Stargate SG-1
Post by thundertail on Jul 2, 2010 17:45:58 GMT -5
More rules and things at flea markets:
When someone comes to sell to me personally, my motto is: "No toys that make noise."
I see all sorts of people that are fans of certain things (Toys like GI Joe, Transformers, Legos, and many more specific things). After they leave I make a sign lke a meter (One forearm horizontal and the other pivoting over it.) I call that the "Geek-O- Meter", and sometimes it gets pegged!
More things customers say to persuade thier kids not to touch things:
"You don't want that!... It's old...!" "You already have one of those at home." "If you get that, you won't have enough to get that other thing on the other side of the flea market" (Note there isn't anything over there!)
I hate it when they leave thier garbage ON our tables (Soda cans, napkins, half eaten ice cream, and more!). The trash barrel is down the aisle, take those few extra steps!
More hates: Screaming kids. Screaming parents. People talking in languages you can't understand (To you, asking about an item!). Those little dogs they got on leashes. Those BIG dogs they have on leashes, whom eat the little dogs on leashes! Those who sell live animals. Those that sell music, and play it so all can hear.
(I just love flea markets. Don't you?...)
Sometimes I hide and watch... Sometimes I just hide!
I'm glad I decided to pop in here again. I had a good laugh when I read all the posts on this thread.
Excellent little poem, Azonthus!
As for flea markets, I've never worked in one, but I enjoy shopping at them. Even if I don't buy anything, I simply love looking at all the old things and I like to wonder where they came from and what kind of people they once belonged to.