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I work a a Cinema and can empathize to a point. Kids try and stick their hands in the popcorn bin, or flick pieces into it. Usually I can close the metal lid before anything gets in... Little brats. Doesn't sound like it happens as often for me as it does you, but I've grown to hate children.

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I, too, worked in a candy store and this never happened at mine. I did have to deal with hearing crying babies and toddlers and the like sometimes. Then, again, the set up for my store had all the unwrapped candy behind counters that we had to get for customers. Anything kids could stick their hands in was wrapped. My "big pain" was the same homeless person coming in and just taking a piece of candy from the wrapped candy section. Her response when I called her out on it and asked if

I began reading this FML thinking "oooh OP is lucky! I'd love to work in a candy store!" Then I finished reading and was like "Never mind. Fuck customers."

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What's more, is OP is probably serenaded by screaming children all day, "I want THAT one!" "She got more than me!" "But I want it NOW!"

In my country the store would just throw it out. You would never be forced to buy anything. The store would maybe ask you to control your kid, but they would never contront the customer and make them pay.

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It is the same principle as it would be if your kid knocks over a TV in an electronics store. The kid is ruining the product they're trying to sell and the adult responsible for the child should pay for it.

I worked retail in the US and we were told we could never force a customer to buy an item they damaged. we would just throw it out. Wished we could have it was a tea store and customers broke things often

Keeping unwrapped loose candy where people can reach it sounds sort of gross. Don't think I'd want to buy it. But I guess there couldn't have been too many if it was only $1.69 worth.

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