Today I ran to Wal-Mart to get a little grocery shopping done.
After fighting people in the isles and waiting forever in the check out line, I finally made it outside to my car.
I loaded the groceries in the trunk, snapped the boy's car seat (with him in it) in the back seat, then went the 4 stalls down to drop off my cart in the designated spot.
In that 10 seconds I was gone dropping of the cart, a group of people came across my car and infant and decided that it was their responsibility to call the police. I mean, why not? Someone had OBVIOUSLY abandoned their child. They were outraged, I could hear it in their conversation.
I was back before they even got the number dialed saying, "I didn't leave my baby. I was just dropping off my cart."
The woman who had called 911 hung up her phone and proceeded to give me a short lecture on why I should never do that again.
I decided next time I'll just leave my cart behind their car.
p.s. For the record, I do NOT think it is okay to leave your child in the car, and what the people might have prevented was noble. But seriously, I saw them walk up. They saw me at the car. I passed them while dropping off the cart. Come on now people, think before you act.