Macey's is known not only for their high prices and polygamist shoppers, but for their free smarties at every check out isle. Today I spent our entire (ten minute) shopping trip telling the girls we would not be buying treats. "No, we are not buying cookies. It's not a treat day." "No, we are not buying chocolate." "Please put the candy down." We got to the check out isle and the girls zeroed in on a roll of giant smarties. I again told them we would not be buying candy. What does the cashier say? I'll give you five guesses. If you guessed, "Girls, there are free smarties over here. If you've been good for your mom you can have some. Have you been good?" you are the winner!
I replied that yes, they had been good but that was not the issue and had to try not to show my disapproval too much as I told my girls we would still not be getting candy. Why on earth someone would tell my kids they could have candy without first asking is beyond me. I guess it's not uncommon though, because I hear stories like this all the time. We made it out of the store with a watermelon, a bag of cherries, pistachios and some turkey. Amazingly candy free! I think I need to get my kids shirts that say "Please don't feed the animals."