I admit it, I missed the sign next to the front door. Granted, the sign was about six or seven feet to the left of the front door and the writing was very small on it, but i missed it - no kids under 6 allowed. Any responsible parent knows that having young children to watch after can cause you to miss a few things in passing. So I ended up in The Bargain Box with my five-year-old duaghter, who I was supervising as she looked through some toys. She was well-behaved, placing everything back where it belonged when she finished looking. Then this old lady showed up beside us, an employee of the store. She had a pleasant smile and demeanor, asking me how I was with all the pleasantries one could ask for. But it was all fake, because then she turned and started grilling my daughter about her age, which started making me feel uneasy. When my daughter answered she was five, the nice smile turned to one of the most hateful frowns I have ever seen, and she started reaching for my daughter's arm saying things about having to leave the store. I stepped in front of the woman before she could grab her, then she turned on me with an angry voice saying children under five were not allowed. Needless to say I took my daughter and left and I won't be back. My message to the employees of The Bargain Box: here's the thing - you're a THRIFT STORE, not Saks 5th Avenue. You have items on your shelves that nobody wanted, not priceless Vanderbilt heirlooms. And I know you're on Hilton Head Island, but that's so far beneath The Hapmtons it's ridiculous. Get it? Your story about banning children because of insurance reasons is ridiculous. Based on my experience in your store and the reviews of others on here, I would guess that you simply hate children. But that doesn't give any of your employees the right to grab at anybody's kids yelling for them to leave like some kind of security force. If I violated a store rule, then ask me to leave respectfully, which is what everybody deserves. The behavior of your employee during my visit was nothing but disrespectful and disgraceful.
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