Quoting ♥K:" <blockquote><b>Quoting justanothamotha:</b>" I've never left them for any more than ... [snip!] ... pump. LOL I am not going in, even when alone. That defeats why I got my card."</blockquote> Not everyone has cards..."
True, but even if you don't get a bank card & you can get gas cards that you put cash on & use them. I just avoid leaving the car with my kids in it in public places for any length of time. I use a bank card, but if I did not have one, I'd get a gas card. Even Walmart has the ability to use a gift card at the pump, so you can pick one of those up when doing groceries & put more money on it when it gets low. I am not saying you have to have a bank card or credit card, but you can find ways around it if you don't want to go in the store without them and don't have a card, etc.
The odds are a kid will be fine
. I totally get that. I just avoid it because in the off chance something happened, I
can't live with that. I am not trying to be a jerk - but THIS is why Id' enver do it: http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-201_162-163981.html
If a man came to the window with a gun, I know
my child wouldn't know how to handle it & would probably unlock the door. The child in the article (age 6) was then pushed from the vehicle, but got caught in the seat belt & dragged to death (it is thought the car jacker didn't know the child was dangling). I don't think that will actually
happen to my child. BUT in the off chance it could
, I won't do anything that would make it any more likely for it to happen. So for me, leaving them in a car isn't anything I am willing to do. Like I said, I have left one in there while getting the other when in the driveway at home when they were smaller, but other than when I feel like I *have* to, I don't.