I was walking through the aisles of our local Walmart, looking for things I didn’t know I needed, when I crossed paths with a German family.
You can look, but please don’t touch!
The mom was totally engrossed in all the merchandise, leaving the dad to do the parenting. As they walked by lots of drinkware the father warned the child: ‘Don’t touch! You can only look, or it will break!’
The child of course, tried to touch a fragile looking wine glass anyway, and gave his dad a look that said: ‘Well? Whatcha gonna do about it?!’
‘Whát did daddy say?!’ the dad shouted. ‘You can only look!’
His wife just put a wooden owl into their cart, when he turned to her and hissed: ‘I wanna leave! Now!’
Is he talking to his wife or his child…
I lost sight of them then. But as I made my way to the checkout I could still hear the dad shout:
‘You can only have a look!’
But I’m not sure whether he was talking to his child or to his wife…