Mom Counts To Record Number Before Disciplining Child
On Monday, May 6, Feather Anderson set a record at the Whole Foods store in Seattle, Washington. It happened in the cereal aisle. Ever since they entered the store, her 5 year-old son, Cascade had been throwing a fit. It was enough of a scene that one of the baggers noticed.
“I heard him give a squeal. I think he was wanting to go to Publix or something,” says Ben, who has been placing groceries in eco-friendly bags for 10 years at the popular brand. “All I know is the squeal turned into a squall. It started with the mom telling the boy… I think it was a boy, that she was going to count, and if he didn’t turn his happy face on, she was going to have to do something else. By the organic dessert section, he was pushing every button, and the lady was way past 3. When I was a kid, it was 3. If you hadn’t buttoned up by 3, you were gonna get it. Anyway, by the organic desserts, she was already at 127.”
Ben had never seen anything like this, so he decided to follow at a distance, acting like he was straightening product. “When she passed 1,000 at the soy steaks, I knew I was a witness to history. I’m not sure if the kid was more determined, or if the mother was. What I did know was that this was impressive.”
Right in front of the Rice Cake Flavored Granola Loops it reached a pitch point. Feather grabbed the box of cereal, looked at Cascade saying, “One thousand, three hundred, forty-two.” He looked at her and stopped his tantrum. She put the box in the cart and smiled. Before she could move on, Cascade smirked and started whining again. Feather put the cereal back on the shelf before a wide-eyed child. She pushed the cart away, shook her head and said, “I told you to quit. Now you know I was serious.” Cascade whimpered again, but in shock mostly remained silent for the remainder of the shopping experience.
As far as anyone can tell, 1,342 warnings is the highest number any parent has counted to before dishing out such a strong punishment. The whole event was caught on security cameras and footage has been sent to Guiness World Records for verification.