People need to control their damn kids in public.

Just had two unpleasant experiences while shopping at a shoe store and a book store near my local mall. In the shoe store, two kids were running all around the store screeching like banshees and no parent was in sight. I had the unfortunate luck of walking past one of them and the scream hit me right in the ear. I swear I was deaf for a few minutes afterward.

A little later I went to the book store. Two different kids were screaming and crying while their mother walked ahead of them, doing nothing to try and calm them down. It made me want to tear my hair out. Stop having kids if you won’t actually be a parent and control your fucking offspring.

People need to control their damn kids in public.