At work today (I work at a grocery store.), a woman tried to leave her child at the store. I say *tried* because the store manager chased her down and made her take her child, twice. The child was but a toddler, maybe four, a little girl, crying her eyes out, scared out of her wits. She didn't speak English, and we don't have anyone who speaks Spanish, so we couldn't calm her down. A customer tried to comfort her, but it was little use. Finally, the manager managed to track her mother down in the parking lot, as she was leaving. When reunited with her child, the woman showed no affection, no remorse. She didn't hug the girl, give her some words of reassurance. No, she roughly led her out of the store, almost dragging her, by her left wrist.