Sunday

Convenience Market in Port Chester, New York

Received Sunday, March 11, 2007
By the time I got home, I forgot the name of the place, but this incident happened at the place to buy lottery tickets in the Pathmark Shopping Center in Port Chester. It is located next to a dollar store, a cafe and a Petland Store. I was leaving the Petland and decided on the spur of a moment to buy lottery tickets, so I walked 2 doors down. This incident occured on Saturday at approximately 3:30 in the afternoon. The store is somewhat dirty and I noticed a little girl about 3(?) on the floor, sitting. She wore pink tights made of a sock material with white tennis shoes and she had a navy blue coat with a white footprint logo. Hang Ten(?) Her caregiver was busy filling out lottery tickets taking an inordinate amount of time to do so. The caregiver was white, short curly hair, heavy set, short in height and wearing a blue polo style short sleeve shirt and dark blue jeans. The little girl was tracing pattern on the floor with her finger. (So dirty). Later I noticed that the girl still sucked her thumb. (Oh!). The little girl asked "will mommy be home when we get home" and the caregiver said "No, mommy gets back late tonight, but she will be home when you wake up in the morning. (A clue?) This caregiver was not in front of me in line and I was nearly finished when a rack of obscene magazines at the back of the store attracted her attention. With the little girl still playing on the floor, she went and selected three (yes, 3!) magazines. I left when she was still paying. This might not be abusive but the combination of the gambling, the porn and the little girl on the floor just turned my stomach sour.

13 comments:

Josephine M. said...

Absolutely beyond the pale. Not only unsanitary, but other adverse happenings , not to mention accidents, can befall a child in a store when unwatched. I am doubtful that this was merely an aberration of judgment, but rather the normal standard of childcare this person provides. Can these people not see themselves for the despicable, abhorrent creatures they are?

jmt said...

I thought Britney was still in rehab?

Anonymous said...

did the woman have gray in her hair?

Anonymous said...

It's quite sad. Maybe the mother is a single mom who doesn't get an ounce of support and who can't afford to find a normal individual to help her out.

Anonymous said...

406,
what are you basing that on?
and who is the single mom?
the porn purchasing neglectful female?

fg said...

406 dumbdumb- and THAT makes it okay to endanger one's child?

Anonymous said...

Here's a question why do they have porn out so a little child can just grab a few..Those kind of mgazines are supposed to be kept behind the cashier covererd up.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the nanny was grabbing the magazines for the Dad.

Anonymous said...

646, YES!!
the child asked when mommy would be home and the nanny said not til morning. maybe the nanny was just taking care of papa while mama was away and she head a headache that day?

so the mags?

fg said...

well, the nanny can't be too hot if she has to get the dad fired up with literature

Anonymous said...

Literature?
That's a reach.

And this nanny doesn't sound "hot" does she?

Josephine M. said...

Technically literature is not such a reach:
Webster's Microsoft Encarta Dictionary-
Literature-1)creative written works such as fiction, poetry, drama and criticism. 2)a body of written works of a language, culture or period. 3)writings on a specific subject 4)printed information.

Unfortunately, it does fit the definition but in today's world erstwhile respectful and honorable industries have sprouted countless sordid and immoral operations, and in my opinion, these are primarily based on greed and the appeal to man's lower nature.

Anonymous said...

And what kind of books does this child read? The Cosmo Kama Sutra?

Some nannies dont' care...She obviously doesn't.