‘I was desperate for baby formula so had to swipe some from a couple’s trolley’

Every parent wants the best for their child. All parents hope to at least provide the basic needs to their kids. However, there is a scarcity of formula milk for little ones which are making parents worried. Read this and let us know how you would handle the situation.

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26f if that matters. My husband and I just had our first child last month. I haven’t been able to find formula anywhere. He’s on a sensitive brand of formula due to the fact that I wasn’t producing enough milk to feed him.

Last week I drove 2 hours to another store just to get some of his formula. The shortage has been very exhausting and stressful to deal with so when I finally say that my local store had some in stock I immediately rushed over.

When I got to the aisle, I saw an older couple taking some formula off the shelf. The aisle was small so I just waited patiently. I realized they weren’t stopping and eventually they had about 40 cans of formula in their cart, emptying the shelf.

I spoke up, asking if I could have just about 4 cans for my newborn at home. The husband scowled at me, and they started pushing their cart away. I said excuse me, and that they couldn’t just take all the formula when I clearly needed it as well.

They said they got there first, and that they had twins to feed. So basically not their problem. I was stressed and furious at this point so I cut in front of their cart and started grabbing a few cans. I figured, they hadn’t paid for any of this so why not. I wasn’t gonna let my baby go hungry because they wanted to grab all the formula.

Obviously they weren’t happy about this and started yelling all sorts of stuff at me, but I quickly made my exit. They called me selfish, a$%^ole, etc. A manager came up to me as I was checking out and said that next time I should get assistance instead of grabbing it.

He explained there was a limit and they wouldn’t have been able to buy it all anyways. I feel justified (sorta) in my actions but I’m not sure if that was totally correct. Did I go too far here? Please don’t be afraid to criticize. Thank you for your time in advance.

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