If you see a bratty child acting up in a store or library what do you do?

I just scared the crap out of some kid in the grocery store. He was about 6 or 7, and old enough to know better. His mother was going to buy him some ice cream and he was screaming at her that he didn't want that kind he wanted this kind. She just said "I'm walking away now". She did and he... show more I just scared the crap out of some kid in the grocery store. He was about 6 or 7, and old enough to know better. His mother was going to buy him some ice cream and he was screaming at her that he didn't want that kind he wanted this kind. She just said "I'm walking away now". She did and he screamed at the top of his lungs and was stomping his feet. He ran after her. A little later I was in that isle again and he came running down the aisle all alone and was going to get the ice cream he wanted. I looked at him and very calmly said "I'm going to report you to the grocery police for being a brat, for causing a ruckus and being disrepectful to your mother". And I walked away. I saw him later quietly by his mother hanging onto the cart. When he saw me he looked and looked away. His mother needs a lesson in parenting. She lets him use her a door mat and that is not correct.

Kids run around in the library and no one says a dam thing, not the parents or the librarians. When I was growing up you had respect for others in the library. People come here to read and study. You got shusshed if you raised your voice above a whisper. Adults even talk in a normal voice now. Kids scream and they don't take them out. I miss the good old days.
Update: I've seen people do that. It's like they saw a spider or something. They flee in the opposite direction.
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