SS or not? I know what I would have done if it was my child, but it wasn't my child.
Was at the Bullseye today and stopped for the usual popcorn and drink special on the way out. There is a fountain drink machine and a 4-flavor Icee machine that has transparent rotating drums so you can see the color of the Icee, as well as written labels for each flavor.. Small child was at Icee machine who wanted mixed flavors and wants to mix her own. She might have been too young to read, and definitely was too small to see the color of the mix. She was almost too small to reach the handles, but she managed. So she pulls each handle, allowing some of Icee (probably about a half-cup with each pull) to flow into the drain tray area. She then proceeds to mix her drink. Both parents were with her, and NEITHER made an effort to tell her the flavors, or what flavor was in each cylinder. They just stood back and let her pull on the handles. Before the child arrived, the drain area was clean. After she mixed her Icee, it was a multi-colored mess. I felt sorry for the cleanup crew.
Should I have stopped them? I admit I was a little shocked, but maybe I just have different values (I am not sure I COULD have stopped them, anyway).
I would have told the child what was in each, and let her do the mixing. But that would have been me and my child.