This is an open letter to the STUPID woman I met at TSC- I know that you think the chicks your children were manhandling at the store were cute little fuzzies. Yes, they begged and pleaded. You told me that your husband was going to kill you for buying them. Strike one. Then you told me that you were buying them for your kids and only keeping them for three weeks and finding homes for them. Strike two. Then you told me that you didn't have a yard, only an enclosed pool area to keep them in. Strike three. You were surprised when I tried to educate you. I told you that you would need a pen for them, they poop a lot, need warmth, are rather fragile creatures at this age and possibly may die. I told you that the children could possibly get salmonella from them. I tried my best to talk you out of buying those poor little things. Then you asked if I thought six chicks and two ducklings was too much. Some people never get it. My mother taught me to be a polite person. So I told you as politely as possible that you are a stupid woman, these were not toys, they needed proper care and proper enviroment. Your children would become attached and you would break their hearts by getting rid of the chicks. Go home and read the blogs on www.backyardchickens.com. Do the proper research, be prepared and informed. Here is my number, if you insist on buying them, call me when you are ready to re-home them. If they live that long. All this time the manager (who knows me well) was standing there smiling. He knew full well what I was up to and I apologised to him later. He says he was glad I did it. He can't refuse to sell them to you because you are stupid.