Lately I've been noticing businesses hanging a new sign in their windows. No smoking. Great. No shirt, no shoes, no service. Fine. But "No strollers please" ...What?! You've got to be kidding me! I can only assume:
(a) They don't want my business. In this economy? Really? Think it's a good choice to be choosy?
(b) They would rather my two year olds go to town on their displays, running amok throughout the store. Would that really be the better alternative?
I know what you are thinking, annoying stores, that us stroller mommies are stealing heaps of merchandise with our large diaper bags, and the big cargo net under the kids. You've watched too much Oprah and the clepto-moms stealing salad dressing "for the rush." But, you see, strollers keep the most immediate danger at bay- the crazy kids running around screaming, ripping stuff off shelves, and scaring other customers out of your store. The bigger threat? I think it's the kids.
And yes- your aisles are too small for strollers- but who's fault is that? Aren't there some disability laws (or fire-code for that matter) that require you have aisles wide enough for a wheelchair to go through? Because my stroller is not wider than a wheelchair. Something to think about, annoying store? Yeah, I'll bet.