Saw a very interesting, actually, alarming thing today, which has become the What Would You Do Wednesday topic. We were leaving an appointment, Yannick was attempting to back out of his parking spot but could not because a car had blocked his way. It had come to a dead stop directly behind him, when a man jumped out of the passenger seat, in a suit, with his cellphone in hand. Walking away from the car, phone up recording something that we could not see. It didn’t take long for the driver to realize that we were trying to get out of our spot, they pulled ahead, and we proceeded in the direction where the man had gone. The lane exiting the parking lot was also blocked by a Ford Expedition. We were wondering what the hell was going on with these “drunk drivers” when we finally saw what had caused the man to jump out of his car, and the Ford to stop dead in it’s tracks.
There in a live lane, albeit a parking lot, was one of those large Costco shopping carts. In the cart, at the bumper of a parked car were two small children, alone, in the seat section. They couldn’t have been any older than one, and three. They were small. Small enough to be sitting in the cart, and not standing beside. The man was recording what he saw. Why? I’m not exactly sure.
As we made our way slowly toward the cart, the parking lot was on a bit of an angle, for drainage, we began to think: the cart could begin to travel away from the car without any notice. And that’s when we noticed what the man must have taken the most issue with. Not that the person in charge of those two might have been getting another child out of the car, which was why the two appeared to be unattended. No. What we saw was that a woman was sitting in the drivers seat, legs swung out, on her phone. She had put her children, or maybe not her children, in the cart and then climbed back into the drivers seat and got on her phone…
Are you kidding me?? WTAF?? Who DOES THAT?
I guess the man was thinking the exact same thing which is why he got out of his car and recorded the entire incidence, and got the plate number while he was it, I’m sure. By the time we got past the car, we saw that he and the woman were now exchanging words. What they were talking about I have no idea, but I’m pretty sure it was along the same lines of what I’d be asking her had it been me to come upon it first.
So, there you have it friends, if you witnessed this, What Would You Do about it???
a) get out of your car, approach her and ask her WTAF she’s doing??
b) don’t get involved, but drive up to the car and get her plate details and photograph the children then report her to child services??
c) get out of your car and stand beside the children in the cart to make sure they and their cart don’t roll away, without saying anything at all to the woman until she noticed you there, taking care of HER children. Ensuring their safety??
d) as always, the last option, do nothing at all. Drive away, hope for their safety but choose to not become involved in something that has nothing to do with you??
As always I look forward to hearing your choices, and any new options you provide. Happy What Would You Do Wednesday!!