09 July, 2011
Salvation Army on Central Ave - Pawtucket, R.I.
I just need to post this. I was at the Salvation Army this morning on Central Ave. in Pawtucket around 10:15 - 10:35ish. Anyway as soon as I came in there was this lady with two young kids. A boy around 6 and a girl around 4. Really cute kids. She yelled at them the whole time. And I don't mean like she yelled because they were acting up, but for instance... she was trying to make them stand at the front of the store and not move while she went down the aisle to look. They did stay there and were really good but they giggled and were talking so she told them to shut up. "Didn't I tell you not to move!?" She then grabbed the girls arm and twisted it while pulling her down the aisle she was in and the little girl fell and she was like, "There how does that feel, I told you to stay still and keep your mouth shut!" Then for the next 15 min all she did was tell them to keep their mouths shut when they would ask her if she liked something, that she was busy, and needed them to leave her alone. "Shut up I don't like that." "Why can't you just be good and shut up?" It got worse as she just made these two children feel like they were useless pieces of crap. And they did nothing wrong but try to help her. Well within time a lady in the store finally spoke up, I wish I had the guts to do it. Come to find out she was just the babysitter of these children. What a shame, I feel bad for the kids and the mother for not knowing how rotten her children are being treated by someone she probably trusts to take care of them. The only good thing is that this lady isn't their mother. I really wish I knew who she was because how she emotionally and physically was treating these children was sad. And it isn't like she tried to talk to them and all. She was yelling nastily at them. I really wish I had only gone out and got her license or something. After the customer in the store stuck up for the children she promptly left. Hopefully after the incident she rethought what she did, but I doubt it since one of the employees was outside and the lady walked out saying how the other lady needed to mind her own business. If someone reads this and might know whose children they are, please let their mother know. The children looked like they might have a white mom and black dad or a white dad and black mom. They had a mixed skin tone and curly, brownish color hair. They were skinny kids, not overweight. And soo adorable. I just feel bad. This babysitter was really cruel and the sad part is, the mother probably doesn't even know. :(
at 7:40 PM