Received Tuesday, July 13, 2009
I was at Old Navy on 6th Avenue & 18th Street in Manhattan on Thursday, July 9th at around 11:30am. There was a little girl of around 2 with light brown hair and a ponytail in a black and light green Aria stroller. Her nanny was black with short hair, an olive green velour sweatsuit and a black beret. The little girl began to cry in the checkout line, because her blanket (white with brown and pink stars) had fallen to the ground (I think she had been asleep) and the nanny, who was paying for her purchases, completely ignored the girl’s wailing for what felt like several minutes (probably 1-2) until a store employee went over and picked up the blanket for the little girl and the nanny realized that people were staring at her. At this point, she went over to the child and comforted her in an overly solicitous and fake way.