Open Letter to American Grocery Stores

Look, parents are stressed out.  Their kids are stressed out.  We’re all… stressed out.  Would it be too much to ask for grocery stores to create a little corner for babysitting services while parents shop?  Talk about a great marketing opportunity…

I know grocery stores depend on kids to ask parents for their favorite products, but considering how fat we all are, perhaps that’s not such a good idea.

In fact, instead of just babysitting services, why don’t ya’ll also include a little learning center? Let’s teach kids about home economics, including how to read labels and shop for groceries.

And let’s all try to be a little less judgmental, shall we?

Under comments:

The Professionally Depressed Professional said:

Opinion is judgment not based on fact. Opinion is based on our beliefs and values and how the behaviors and attitudes of others do not fit “our” mold of the way we think things should be. I have had the pleasure of dealing with many parents as a school administrator and teacher, and I am a parent. I am not perfect; I have made many mistakes with my kids; and, although I have seen some pretty awful parents out there, the reality is that there is a lack of resources and understanding for the others’ perspective. Some parents may struggle with undiagnosed mental health issues, and what you are witnessing is a result of that. Trust me, I’ve shaken my head a few times and get that good parents fall in between the lines that you have outlined. It’s not as black and white as you make it seem. This statement has nothing to do with you having kids or not; you’ve brought to light some great points about parenting. What do you propose as societal solutions to bad parenting?

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