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Old 11-21-20, 06:48 AM
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Discipline your children

It ain't my job to ensure your children properly behave themselves in my store. There is no possible excuse for you when I am the one stepping up to the plate and telling your child to get off that 4000 machine, or not to ride a bike in the store after they crash into a display, or tearing out the streamers from a handlebar streamer on a bicycle. They simply cannot be allowed to "just be kids" with no expected standards of behavior. They need to be at your side or left at home when you are "shopping" for a bike, parts, or whatever. Perhaps this is a foreshadowing of what your future will look like when you are old and have expectations of them taking care of you? Rant over.
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Old 11-21-20, 06:53 AM
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Old 11-21-20, 07:50 AM
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Just cough on them and send the little buggers on their way.

Kids will be kids but parents need to be parents. Mine have done such things but I've always made a point of correcting such behavior when I see it.
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Old 11-21-20, 08:01 AM
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Old 11-21-20, 08:03 AM
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This should be in the 'Are You Having a Bad Day?' Forum
Really!
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Old 11-21-20, 08:12 AM
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One of my best lines, to a kid insistent on repeatedly sounding an electric horn in the showroom: "Here, let me show you how to remove the batteries from something like this."
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Old 11-21-20, 08:24 AM
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Motorcycle content here.
This reminds me of a fiasco I witnessed back in 1987. I was at the sales counter buying parts that I had ordered at the local Harley dealer on a Saturday morning. Another customer walks in with his small boy and walks up to the counter totally ignoring the kid. About 30 seconds later I both hear and feel the crash.
A brand new uber light Buell RR 1000 Battletwin just delivered that week is laying there on the floor with this kid on top of it.

The shop owner Bob, who was helping me, the family patriarch who is still with us today, and whose grandson is an occasional co-worker of mine, amazingly to me held some composure while one of his sons instantly rushed out from behind the counter to stand the bike back up. All he did with a red face and laser death ray eyes was point his pencil at the guy and said "Get that kid out of here."
I did not hang around for the damage assessment. The kid, who disappeared quickly, was not hurt. The phrase "Crumb snatchin' rug rat" occasionally comes to mind as well.
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Old 11-21-20, 01:02 PM
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Put a dog shock collar on unruly children and zap them when they misbehave Now I am just kidding! One dad got arrested for doing that I think it was in Mississippi.
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Old 11-21-20, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
Put a dog shock collar on unruly children and zap them when they misbehave Now I am just kidding! One dad got arrested for doing that I think it was in Mississippi.
Crate training maybe?
Give the kid a smartphone and they'd be happy. JK of course.
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Old 11-21-20, 03:24 PM
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The child needs to be "corrected".
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Old 11-21-20, 03:35 PM
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I put my friend’s son in a hog trap for misbehaving and served his 30 minute sentence without whining or complaining. Then I realized he liked being so called disciplined because someone was just paying attention. Part time dad just cared more about his woman of the week and his beer.
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Old 11-21-20, 04:38 PM
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Old 11-21-20, 05:53 PM
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Roundypdbr, that is a great notice to put up. Just may use it, with your permission, of course.

Wasn't a bad day at all, in fact it was an incredibly satisfying day. I just want everyone to know on this forum that their uncontrolled kids are a royal PIA to those of us that took the time and weathered the inconvenience of raising children the right way. One woman was being "nice" to her daughter, and her daughter had learned long ago that what she said meant nothing because it was not backed up with action. She was going to do what she wanted as long as she wanted. The fella with the kid running all over the shop and climbing on bikes worth more than the car they arrived in was simply watching and doing nothing. I am over coexisting with these types of unchecked behavior in my house and simply am not tolerating it anymore. Lose a customer or two or three? Se La Vie. My sanity has a price tag larger than that. Society is screwed. Totally screwed. Happy I will be dead in 20 years. I imagine they will be, too! lol
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Old 11-21-20, 06:09 PM
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I just keep a fully charged cattle prod handy; works like a charm on the little tykes and their parents.
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Old 11-21-20, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
Put a dog shock collar on unruly children and zap them when they misbehave Now I am just kidding! One dad got arrested for doing that I think it was in Mississippi.
I've wanted to put one on my neighbor who's always yelling and laughing loudly at his video games (yes, he's aware that the walls in our building are very thin; I overheard him saying as much to someone who had just moved in. No, he just apparently doesn't care; he's the frat-boy sort). I'd be having to change the batteries on it pretty frequently as it would see a lot of action (OTOH, if I started a GoFundMe for the batteries, our other neighbors might gladly chip in...).
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Old 11-21-20, 07:05 PM
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I've wanted to put one on my neighbor who's always yelling and laughing loudly at his video games (yes, he's aware that the walls in our building are very thin; I overheard him saying as much to someone who had just moved in. No, he just apparently doesn't care; he's the frat-boy sort). I'd be having to change the batteries on it pretty frequently as it would see a lot of action (OTOH, if I started a GoFundMe for the batteries, our other neighbors might gladly chip in...).
Maybe try an "exciter", mount it sturdily to the wall, and whenever the tosser begins, you get the exciter going on max volume, shaking the wall so he can hear it loudly. When doing so, maybe plug your ears yourself while it is going.
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Old 11-21-20, 07:27 PM
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With misbehaving kids and dogs, it is almost always the fault of the parent/owner.
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if you are lucky a customer will say something first and then you can intervene and get rid of the kid and parent quietly and politely ................................ cheers to any BUELL owners & a tip o the hat to Erik Buell ....Harley really did him wrong
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Who cares who is ultimately responsible in the situation? Knowing that doesn't help in any way.
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Old 11-21-20, 07:54 PM
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Now, print that out and paste it on the front door, and record it as an announcement to be broadcast every 5 minutes over the store PA.

I'm almost serious.

Shoplifting has gotten so bad in my neighborhood dollar store and grocery store, the stores broadcast warnings that shoplifters will be prosecuted, and "security check, aisle (x)," every few minutes. You know things are bad when a store has to choose between annoying and alienating legit customers with warning messages, and being bankrupted by sticky fingered non-customers.
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Old 11-21-20, 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Kat12 View Post
I've wanted to put one on my neighbor who's always yelling and laughing loudly at his video games (yes, he's aware that the walls in our building are very thin; I overheard him saying as much to someone who had just moved in. No, he just apparently doesn't care; he's the frat-boy sort). I'd be having to change the batteries on it pretty frequently as it would see a lot of action (OTOH, if I started a GoFundMe for the batteries, our other neighbors might gladly chip in...).
The biggest collar a frat boy gets is REALITY find out quickly that this is for real.
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Old 11-21-20, 10:43 PM
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Keep the kids home. They pick their nose and touch everything. They are big time disease vector.
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What's the old Hillary Clinton line about raising kids - "It takes a Village"?

Unfortunately you got stuck with the village idiots and their offspring.
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
I put my friend’s son in a hog trap for misbehaving and served his 30 minute sentence without whining or complaining. Then I realized he liked being so called disciplined because someone was just paying attention. Part time dad just cared more about his woman of the week and his beer.
My father in law, after years of being a family counselor, sat me down one day and explained how to be a good parent: Have a lot of kids, and throw away the first 3 or 4. I'm number 8, and after me my mom ran an in-home daycare specializing in problem kids. She was a wizard with kids, and her technique was primarily giving them the attention they needed when they needed it. They were putty in her hands.
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