Re: Londis East Dulwich Road
Posted by Penguin68
August 06, 10:03AM
Yeah a childís scooter, which in my experience is often very precious to a child
Yes it was a mistake that it was left behind, but things get forgotten sometimes
I think that giving it a day or two wouldíve been reasonable and kind
Giving it 30 min is very likely to get end up with an upset child, so seems a bit mean
The point I was making is that it was a scooter - these (even for small children) are not trivial in size - their footprint is significant, and small traders judge their effectiveness (as do large ones) on sales per sq ft. A scooter takes up at least a couple of square feet, effectively, more if it is lying on the ground. Giving it 30 minutes for a forgetful mum to return to collect it seems more than fair. After that it is causing trouble and costing money. And small traders have far less manoeuvre room than large traders. Granted we are plagued by thieving toe rags but putting it outside the shop (not, for goodness sake, throwing it away) seems a reasonable action. And (if the shop had shut before the owner returned, assuming it wasn't the 24 hour Londis) a potentially helpful one.