I went into a bike shop the other day by myself (mom was next door and I'm 14 btw) and the moment I walked in the owner (maybe) swiveled his head straight at me and had a look of "oh great a kid" on his face. And he said to me rather harshly "Don't touch anything or I'll kick your butt out" I took the advice that I was already going to follow. So I walk down the isles starting at the cruisers, to the mountainsbikes, and finally to the road bikes. All the while he owner followed my every move like a hawk. I felt like he expected me to push down the aisles of bikes in a great domino effect.
So my question is, why do bike shops not like kids? Contrary they seem like they want "us" out as fast as they can. It may be the one that I went to but I've heard other stories of this happening to other kids my age who are just interested in looking for bikes