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Yankee by Birth

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Aug 31, 2008
Saturday night my family and I made a stop at Kroger to pick up a few items but we never made it into the store.
There were "little boys" in big trucks, jeeps, and fast cars all over the parking lot. They were "pealing out" and running fast through the lanes in the parking lot. Whoopin' and hollerin' and just being a pain to folks trying to get in and out of the lot and store.
We didn't get out of our car, we just turned around and went to Food City. I don't know why Kroger allows this to go on. It's ok though I'm an American and have the freedom to come and go as I please.
I know these kids have to have some place to hang out... but a grocery store parking lot is not the place. I'm pretty sure the town police can't do anything until Kroger makes a complaint or these Kids hurt someone. But they were driving reckless on Cummings Street as they pulled out of the parking lot. Maybe I need to call the Kroger management or maybe I will just keep my mouth shut. We'll see.
Ok, I vented. Ya'll have a great Labor day.

Since: Nov 07

Hodgenville, KY

#2 Aug 31, 2008
They are having trouble getting the property owner to put up posted signs
abingdon resident

Johnson City, TN

#3 Sep 2, 2008
I am about 90% sure this property is owned by the Nicewonder Group out of Bristol, VA and that if Kevin realized children were in any danger he would take care of it. Maybe you should send him your complaint directly.
abc123

Richmond, VA

#4 Sep 2, 2008
they should get security like kmart does. i see a green car up there with lights and stickers on it that says either security or investigations on it and they keep the rifraf ran off.
A Mom

Church Hill, VA

#5 Oct 29, 2008
I think that kids need a place to go to and if it just sitting around in a parking lot talking with their friends, i think every one should leave them alone. After K-Mart rann all the kids off their lot me and my family have all quit going to K-Mart.
Yankee by Birth

Bristol, TN

#6 Oct 29, 2008
A Mom wrote:
I think that kids need a place to go to and if it just sitting around in a parking lot talking with their friends, i think every one should leave them alone. After K-Mart rann all the kids off their lot me and my family have all quit going to K-Mart.
Please re-read my post. They weren't sitting in their cars "talking with their friends". As I have posted in the past I totally agree with keeping my child busy, sports, clubs and church. Hopefully when he gets a lil older he won't be hanging around anyone's parking lot doing the things I have described. Not that it's a bad thing, I just want him to use his mind in a different direction.
Kristin

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Oct 29, 2008
to yankee: You dont know what your children might do when they get older, We all have a picture of what we want our kids to do but whether they will do it or not is up to them, If hanging out in grocery store parking lots is the only bad thing my kid does I will be very happy. I agree with the mom above, people should leave them alone.
kroger shopper

Richmond, VA

#8 Oct 29, 2008
If one of your kids is speeding in the parking lot and hits someone what then?
Yankee by Birth

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Oct 29, 2008
Kristin wrote:
to yankee: You dont know what your children might do when they get older, We all have a picture of what we want our kids to do but whether they will do it or not is up to them, If hanging out in grocery store parking lots is the only bad thing my kid does I will be very happy. I agree with the mom above, people should leave them alone.
You're so right. I don't know what he is going to do in a couple of years when he is able to drive. Thats why it is the job of his father and I to teach him RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY and MANNERS. If you keep them BUSY, he won't need to hang out in a grocery store parking lot. I only hope and pray that they don't hit someone. My mind goes back to the incident a couple of years ago down in Kingsport or Johnson City, where the two guys were drag racing and one hit a car that was stopped at a red light and it burst into flames. Killing one and changing the life of the other forever. Last friday night down in Tennessee four cheerleaders were killed when they hit another car head-on. These stories scare me and they should shake you all up a little too.
kroger shopper

Richmond, VA

#10 Oct 29, 2008
Yankee by Birth wrote:
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You're so right. I don't know what he is going to do in a couple of years when he is able to drive. Thats why it is the job of his father and I to teach him RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY and MANNERS. If you keep them BUSY, he won't need to hang out in a grocery store parking lot. I only hope and pray that they don't hit someone. My mind goes back to the incident a couple of years ago down in Kingsport or Johnson City, where the two guys were drag racing and one hit a car that was stopped at a red light and it burst into flames. Killing one and changing the life of the other forever. Last friday night down in Tennessee four cheerleaders were killed when they hit another car head-on. These stories scare me and they should shake you all up a little too.
Another scary thing to think about is what is going to happen to all these kids whose parents think they should be allowed to do as they please. Some are being taught that they do not need to respect or obey authority. Too many kids are left to do what they want to do while the parents do their thing. Parents need to remember they have a responsibility to their children. Woe to a country whose parents do not have the time nor the desire to spend time with their children and to teach them to be good citizens.
Yankee by Birth

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Oct 29, 2008
kroger shopper wrote:
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Another scary thing to think about is what is going to happen to all these kids whose parents think they should be allowed to do as they please. Some are being taught that they do not need to respect or obey authority. Too many kids are left to do what they want to do while the parents do their thing. Parents need to remember they have a responsibility to their children. Woe to a country whose parents do not have the time nor the desire to spend time with their children and to teach them to be good citizens.
Thank you Shopper!

“Editor”

Since: Jul 07

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#12 Oct 29, 2008
Those kids are not just setting and talking.. There annoying rednecks that try to show off.... Did you see what that did to the old citco? Thats the same kids.... And Kmart had nothing to do with running them off.. Steven D bell and co hired the security guard and he works for Steven d bell and co... So hes "the enforcer" of the parking lot lol... Its a place of business... Not a place to chill, endanger life's and etc... Did you know that one of the kids that showed off and hung out at krogers parking lot and such.. Flipped his truck the other day? So... Don't think there just talking....
Yankee by Birth

Bristol, TN

#13 Oct 30, 2008
Thanks to you as well Agent7. I have always admired you and you're thought process on certain subjects.
Have a great day.
Kristin

Charlottesville, VA

#14 Oct 30, 2008
Yankee by Birth wrote:
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You're so right. I don't know what he is going to do in a couple of years when he is able to drive. Thats why it is the job of his father and I to teach him RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY and MANNERS. If you keep them BUSY, he won't need to hang out in a grocery store parking lot. I only hope and pray that they don't hit someone. My mind goes back to the incident a couple of years ago down in Kingsport or Johnson City, where the two guys were drag racing and one hit a car that was stopped at a red light and it burst into flames. Killing one and changing the life of the other forever. Last friday night down in Tennessee four cheerleaders were killed when they hit another car head-on. These stories scare me and they should shake you all up a little too.
are the kids at kroger drag racing idiot? I dont think so.
Kristin

Charlottesville, VA

#15 Oct 30, 2008
Bad things happen to young kids all the time due to carelessness and thinking they are invincible, But being at Kroger talking to their friends does not cause this kind of behavior, It does not cause them to flip their trucks and wreck. Just because some of the kids have wrecked does not mean that it is because they were at kroger parking lot! My children go cruising town all the time, what is a teenager supposed to do in this big town of Abingdon?
Mother of 2

Charlottesville, VA

#16 Oct 30, 2008
Be careful - Kristen. I once mentioned that teens needed more to do in town. I was accussed of wanting to dump my kids off on someone else because I didn't want to be a parent and raise them myself. Apparently the people here think that you should keep your kids at home, school sports or in church. There is no need or room for anything else here in Abingdon for teenagers. I guess that explains why all of the kids grow up and move away from here ASAP.
Mother of 2

Charlottesville, VA

#17 Oct 30, 2008
come to think of it. Yankee by birth was the ring leader of that witch hunt too. I mentioned that the town council has encouraged kids to hang out at krogers cause thats what they did when they were teens. I said that times have changed and teens need a postive place to go hang out with their peers.. Then she launched into the "you just want to dump your kids off on someone else" speech. Now she has started this blog about how kids shouldn't be hanging out at krogers. She obviously has way too much time on her hands and seems to always make a mountain out of a mole hill. Some people have nothing better to do than to mind everyone elses business instead of trying to empathize they critisize.
Yankee by Birth

Bristol, TN

#18 Oct 30, 2008
Kristin wrote:
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are the kids at kroger drag racing idiot? I dont think so.
I'm not getting into a name calling contest with you because you don't know me well enough to call me an idiot. I was not referencing the Kroger parking lots kids as drag racing. You read what you wanted. From here on out I will keep my mouth shut.
Yankee by Birth

Bristol, TN

#19 Oct 30, 2008
Mother of 2 wrote:
Be careful - Kristen. I once mentioned that teens needed more to do in town. I was accussed of wanting to dump my kids off on someone else because I didn't want to be a parent and raise them myself. Apparently the people here think that you should keep your kids at home, school sports or in church. There is no need or room for anything else here in Abingdon for teenagers. I guess that explains why all of the kids grow up and move away from here ASAP.
You also thought the party that was busted a while back was acceptable. That's fine, think what you want, I will be keeping my comments to myself.
kroger shopper

Richmond, VA

#20 Oct 30, 2008
Why must we revert to name calling? Is someone an idiot only because they disagree with you? Yankee By Birth seems quite intelligent to me.

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