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Old 09-05-2014, 05:58 PM
 
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All PARENTS ONLY please.. Please tell me have you ever left your child in the car to run into a store/post office/ etc for less then 1 minute?? And is that illegal?
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Old 09-05-2014, 06:06 PM
 
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Never. Not sure if it's illegal though.

Saving a couple of minutes is not worth the risk.
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Old 09-05-2014, 06:12 PM
 
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Nope.... never did that.
Why do you ask? Do you do that?

And, really.... who ever goes in to a post office, conducts their business, and returns in LESS THAN A MINUTE???
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Old 09-05-2014, 06:13 PM
 
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Nope, you never know when a minute can turn into 15mins. I never left my daughter in a car until she could get out and walk inside on her own.
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Old 09-05-2014, 06:22 PM
 
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No, never.

How can you even go in and out of a store/post office in less than a minute and actually do anything?
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Old 09-05-2014, 06:26 PM
 
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Into a store or post office? No. Out of the car to drop off books at the library box, or a video at Blockbuster (yeah, it's been a while), yes.

I think the laws are murky in most places. The concern now is kids being left in hot cars, and it's a legitimate one.
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Old 09-05-2014, 06:42 PM
 
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Into a store or post office? No. Out of the car to drop off books at the library box, or a video at Blockbuster (yeah, it's been a while), yes.

I think the laws are murky in most places. The concern now is kids being left in hot cars, and it's a legitimate one.


Yes.. Yeah that's totally it! I think everyone does that!
And I think the real issue is that it can turn into more then a quick second and endanger a child.
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Old 09-05-2014, 06:43 PM
 
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No, never.

How can you even go in and out of a store/post office in less than a minute and actually do anything?
I'm not talking about a full out transaction.. Like to grab something.. Not get inline and pay.
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Old 09-05-2014, 06:51 PM
 
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Yes.. Yeah that's totally it! I think everyone does that!
Actually, everyone does not,
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Old 09-05-2014, 07:06 PM
 
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NO, never. Not once in his entire life. The only time I've left him in the car is in the garage, while I'm getting the groceries in or running back to get something I forgot. Never in public. I've seen some parents with multiple kids leave a baby in the car for a moment or two to pick up an older kid, but they were in sight of the car the whole time. I probably did get cash from an ATM a few times when he was a baby - but only if I could park the car right in front of the machine.
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