Defusing the situation

Boy In Grocery Store

INT – GROCERY STORE. A MAN IS WALKING THROUGH THE DAIRY AISLE WITH A YOUNG BOY AROUND AGE 5, PRESUMABLY HIS SON. YOUNG BOY HAS A LITTLE GROCERY CART FOR CHILDREN. DAD IS DISPLEASED FOR WHATEVER REASON

Dad: Come on! Hurry up!

[THE BOY TRAILS BEHIND PUSHING HIS SHOPPING CART]

Dad: Get over here!

[ENTER GROCERY STORE CLERK]

Clerk (to the dad): Beautiful day, eh? Having your boy help you today?

Dad: …yeah.


Since witnessing this I wondered if this clerk treats all the customers like that, or if he noticed this guy was being a jerk to his kid.

Photo by sean drellinger used under CC.