Today (Sunday) I took my daughter to Barnes and Noble as a special treat. We normally LOVE our trips to Barnes and Noble. Little play time at the Thomas the Train table, read a few books, browse for a new book or 2, and then maybe over to Starbucks for a treat.
Today being a weekend day it was a little busier than normal, but there were only about 3 other families in the kids section.
What caught me by surprise, was the mess I saw!
These pictures don’t even begin to do the mess justice. There were enough people there that I didn’t want to make a big scene taking pictures of the mess.
This stage was covered with bent books, torn packages, candy wrappers, and used tissues. GROSS!
At one point we sat down on a bench by the stage and while we were reading a book 2 girls (8ish) started to climb those poles that look like trees. Even my 3 year old daughter was bothered by their behavior. The parents response “girls I’d prefer for you not to do that.” Of course they didn’t listen. It wasn’t until my daughter snapped at the girls “Get down, those are just decoration” that the Mother finally said, “Come on girls get down.” ARGH!
It wasn’t just the kids that had made a mess.
This stack of magazines were sitting next to a chair by the Thomas the Train play table.
I want to know, who are you people who this is ok?
Because, I’m embarrassed for you and your children. Who taught you this was acceptable behavior? How about behaving with a little class or respect? Are you really teaching your children this is ok?
Next time you complain about how expensive these bookstores are I want to you to think about this mess. You’re paying for the extra hours the employees have to work to clean up after you slobs. It’s the wasted money from all the toys that had to be damaged out because your kids tore and wrecked the packaging. It’s the wasted money from all those destroyed books you left laying there instead of purchasing.
I bet you didn’t even purchase anything.
Barnes and Noble isn’t your local library! It’s a business and your classless behavior is jacking up the prices for the rest of us.