Time for another Dunkin Donuts story! I went into my neighborhood shop the other day for an iced coffee. The line was long; the place was packed. There was a woman at the counter ordering what must have been 72.5 Munchkins and 8 Croissandwiches, for all the time she took. Her hands were full; she had a lot going on, what with her purse, her wallet and her Munchkins.
She also had a toddler with her. And what do you think she did with her child while she was paying for her food? Why, she placed him, standing, on the counter. The child was standing on the counter of an eating establishment. The soles of said child's shoes were exactly where thousands of Munchkins are placed each day, before they are consumed by hundreds of hungry Dunkin Donuts customers.
I looked at the others in line to see if anyone noticed, if anyone cared. Everyone was glazed over, like the donuts they were waiting to order. I tried, like my fellow customers, to inure myself to the horror of it all but couldn't. Was I the only one affected by this? Surely, this violated the health code! Didn't the employees care? Do they stand on the counters, too?
Health-Code-Violating Parent, how could you think that it's okay to stand your kid on the counter? Why don't you just use the counter as a changing station? Go ahead; pull out a Wet One and wipe your kid's ass! And you can give the used diaper to the food-handling employee to throw away. Runny nose? How about a tissue, lady? You can wipe your kid's nose with it and throw it in the basket of everything bagels. Lice? Yes, let's check for head lice; that's a great thing to do in Dunkin Donuts. Here, you can use my comb. And don't get me started on pinworms...