Post # 1
I picked up Panera for lunch today. When I pulled in, I noticed an SUV on the other side of the aisle with the rear towards me. Inside, was a mother with her toddler daughter. The daughter was sitting on a potty and the mom was hanging out reading a magazine. I thought that was strange since everyone walking by could see exactly what was going on but whatever. If that Mom was comfortable with her daughter sitting on the potty out in the open for all to see, that’s her deal not mine. The real issue happened when I was walking back out to my car.
The daughter finished her business and I witnessed Mom take the potty insert out and dump it right on the ground, in the parking lot. I had the pleasure of seeing the contents of the potty and let’s just say, it wasn’t all liquid. This woman dumped her kids shit right on the ground in the Panera parking lot, inches from the car that was parked next to her. I. Was. Mortified. WTF is wrong with this woman to think that’s appropriate? You can’t even let your dog shit in a parking lot, lady. What makes you think it’s okay to dispose of your kids feces there?! I looked right at her and told her that it was disgusting. There are plenty of other things I would have liked to say but her kid was there. She just gave me a dirty look and piled her kid back in the car. This is wrong on soooooo many levels.
Do parents really think it’s okay to dump their kids excrements wherever they wish? Please tell me this woman is just an asshole with no regard for those around her and this isn’t something that most parents do.
Post # 3
That. Is. Gross. No other way to say it!! Why couldn’t she have taken the kid into Panera to do their business? So strange.
Post # 4
Some people think that they are so special for actually making a baby, and that their baby is the most amazing baby in the world, so therefore the rules of civilized behavior don’t apply to them.
I’ve seen MANY parents change a diaper on an airplane using the tray table as the changing table. Ummm gross! Whoever sits there next has to eat off of that thing where you just had your nasty leaky drippy diaper stashed. Gross. And completely socially unacceptable.
Post # 5
oh.my.god. That is terrible and it sets a bad precedent for the child too. If they were next to a restaurant there is no excuse not to just go in and use the restroom, I doubt panera would turn them away.
Post # 6
WOW. I thought the diapers in the church parking lot were bad! I would say this is the crazy exception and not the norm.
Post # 7
I can’t imagine that very many parents would do this. It’s pretty odd. I’m surprised she even had a potty seat with her. I think you can chalk that up as a WTF story…
Post # 9
OMG…this woman is NOT the norm. I wouldn’t even dream of doing something like that. You’re absolutely right in that you can’t even leave your dog’s doo doo in public let alone your kid’s. The least she could have done was take it inside of Panera and flush it down the toilet. Gross.
Post # 10
Omg. I would have barfed.
Post # 11
OMG. I have 2 kids and would never DREAM of doing that. If you are in the Panera parking lot why not take your kid inside to poop?
Post # 13
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
That is not normal. ewwwwwww
Post # 14
@Mrs_Amanda: That’s what I was thinking when I first walked in. It seems like it would have been more comfortable for everyone involved if they used an actual bathoom. Then again, I was in and out in under 5 minutes but I dont know how long they were there before I pulled up. I guess if it was going to be a lengthy production, Mom wouldn’t want to hang out in a public restroom for however long.
@fishbone: That almost made me throw up in my mouth. Note to self: Bring lysol the next time we fly.
@MyFavouriteChords: I thought the same thing. She’s teaching her kid that it’s basically okay to take a crap in public and just leave it there.
Post # 15
Oh my god. I would have written down her license plate number and given it to Panera. That’s gotta be breaking some law.
Post # 16
Not ok on any level I don’t even care if you’re the flippin Queen of the world. Gross.