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    Filed at 12:46 am under by dcobranchi

    Blog hopping:

    Second stop, Best Buy, all the way in Emeryville. Why the Emeryville Best Buy? Because I had directions to that one, that’s why. We needed to buy “Corpse Bride” as a birthday gift for Mussman’s Friend-Girl that he will be visiting Sunday night. No time like the present. We tried to wait in the car while he went in and bought it. But the security lady said, “Why aren’t you in school?,” and he said “I’m homeschooled,” and she said, “Uh-huh, well, no minors allowed during school hours without their parents.” I don’t know whether this should please or offend me. Anyway we all had to go in.

    Is this corporate policy? Because it’s a dumb one. I guess all the schools in Emeryville must keep the exact same schedule.

    3 Responses to “OFFEND. DEFINITELY OFFEND.”

    Comment by
    March 25th, 2006
    at 8:49 am

    Since when did $8 an hour corporate security guards become the enforcers of truancy law?

    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    March 25th, 2006
    at 10:31 am

    Guessing the policy is private security for the store against shoplifting and hooligan hanging-out, more than securing society against ignorance or anything lofty like that. The dollar drugstore next to DD’s dance studio has a handlettered (ill-spelt) sign in the front window that no children are allowed inside without parents period – anytime of day or night.

    Comment by
    March 25th, 2006
    at 12:15 pm

    There are daytime curfew laws in this area for minors too. We have a huge meth epidemic, and electronics stores were much targeted by shoplifting gangs (teens because of light sentencing laws). At least they’ve confined it only to daytime hours – here, many stores are closed to unaccompanied minors day and night. I don’t like it, but I understand it.