Turn Around and Walk Out: When to leave a full shopping cart

A few weeks Scott left a shopping cart full of merchandise and walked out of the sporting goods store. (Apologies to the clerk who had to put everything away.) Three boys followed him, complaining, and saying what a bad dad he was. In the abandoned shopping cart was baseball equipment: pants, helmet, socks. All items that were needed for a tournament the next day. Leaving the full cart was no small feat of parental fortitude because the past two months  have been filled to the brim with … [Read more...]