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    Default What would you do: gift from stranger

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    What would you do if you were at an outdoor event/market, it was near the end of the day (people were closing up) and a Middle Aged man in trackie dacks and a t-shirt looked at your pram and offered you a balloon animal? You are unsure whether the man was a stranger or a stallholder (no balloon stall was obvious nearby - however people were packing up).

    What do you think I did?

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    I don't really see a reason to not accept it politely and say thank you....

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post
    I don't really see a reason to not accept it politely and say thank you....
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    Why does what he's wearing matter?

    Maybe I'm too trusting but I've been in that exact same situation and accepted the gift. Sometimes people just do nice things.

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    I would politely say thank you and have a chat to him.

    I have had a random lady give me a huge handful of woolwortha dominos before as they saw my DS.

    I think its lovely and see it as an opportunity to have a chat (usually about my DS lol).

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    I think it was lovely of him and it would have made my day, I would have told him that and said a huge thank you!

    What did you do VP?

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    I woul have thanked him, taken the balloon and thought it was a kind act. Not every male is a creep.

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    I would tell my child that 'this lovely man asked mummy if you would like this balloon?' and ask him if he wanted it and to tell the man and remember his manners.
    I try and be wary of stranger danger so try and word that I have been asked first in a hope that I can teach my kids that they should always clear it with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyd View Post
    I would tell my child that 'this lovely man asked mummy if you would like this balloon?' and ask him if he wanted it and to tell the man and remember his manners.
    I try and be wary of stranger danger so try and word that I have been asked first in a hope that I can teach my kids that they should always clear it with me.
    Similar to me. I always refer the question onto my children as I feel they should decide if they want a random gift or not. Sometimes they say no and sometimes they say yes. I always act as the middle person though and never make them speak to strangers unless they feel comfortable.

    VP I think you said no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    Why does what he's wearing matter?

    Maybe I'm too trusting but I've been in that exact same situation and accepted the gift. Sometimes people just do nice things.
    This. I

    I never judge a person by what they wear.. Never !


 

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