'Anyone else thinks stores should ban kids inside trolleys?': Troll's unpopular opinion goes viral

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Antony Fern was not prepared for the feedback he got when he proposed a ban on children being put inside trolleys on social media. 

Posting to the Facebook group Overheard in Aldi, Fern said that "Kids inside trolleys where food has to go really annoys the hell out of me. Anyone else thinks stores should ban this practice and approach the culprits?"

The post attracted over 1000 comments from people in the group.

The majority of those comments were from people who disagreed with him, justifying why some parents preferred to put their children in trolleys rather than letting them walk around. 

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Walking with children takes time, so why blame us for helping you move faster on shops, one of the people highlighted this in the comment below.

"I have a 2 and 3-year-old. Unless the 2 seater trolleys are available, my eldest is going in the trolley. Unless you want parents walking through the isles at 2 miles an hour and kids running everywhere," said one mom. 

"Would rather they be in the trolley than running around the store acting like heathens," argued another. 

Others asked what was wrong with kids being in trolleys.

"What's the harm? Keep kids in line and food is packaged."

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Compiled for Parent24 by Athenkosi Mndende. Source: Mirror

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