I see a wide variety of people on days that I work. Working in a mall setting does that.
One pet peeve of mine is seeing a toddler being led/pushed/pulled around around on a leash like he was a family pet. To me, that's like carrying around a billboard announcing how lazy and inattentive you plan to be with your child in the mall. You're basically announcing that you suck as a parent and are incapable of multitasking. You might as well get a tattoo on your forehead stating that shopping is more important than keeping an eye on your child.
Then of course you have the screaming parent, who is screaming at their toddler, because said toddler is screaming itself. This is an everyday, afternoon occurrence. Let me fill you in on a little well known secret you mental giant of a parent. It's one most responsible and intelligent parents know. Toddlers need a nap, not a trip to the mall.
School is finally back in session and most stores, with a few exceptions, are very pleased. Our babysitting duties have now been turned over to the public school systems. Now instead of parents dropping their kids off at the mall to roam around all day, without any money naturally, they get dropped off at school. What do these parents think their lovely children did at the mall all summer without any money? I can tell you most mall employees would favor year round schooling. We'll take the heat of teachers hating us if this were ever to happen.