She's had mostly a great few days. Yesterday, she met a friend "uptown" and they had lunch in a sit down restaurant, window-shopped and generally had a great time. Today, she repeated the process with her BFF and they even bought matching bracelets to wear the first day of school. Then, they met up with BFF's twin, another friend and the friend's older sister and they shopped a bit. Duckie and Bff went into the pharmacy I work at and bought drinks, then went into a dollar store nearby. The other girls came in shortly after them. And a group of boys also entered the store. Well, the older clerk, who has a reputation of being crotchety, acted liked the girls were trying to steal something. The twins called their mother who in turn called me. I called Duckie. She sounded like she was crying when she said that she didn't want this to ruin her good reputation. So I had the girls meet me back at the store and we talked to the clerk. Strange. She called the girls "sweetie" and acted very nice when I was there. She even apologized to Duckie and BFF. She tried to say that the other girls were the real problem. Then I pointed out that the girls were all together and she blushed. Admitted that the kids weren't stealing but that she didn't want to babysit them. I told her where I work and asked her to let me know if any of these girls were a problem and I'd either deal with it (with Duckie) or put her in contact with the other girls' mothers. I told her also that yelling at them and making them feel embarrassed for something they were not doing was not good for business. I also understand that kids do a lot of shoplifting but she needs to have her facts straight before publically accusing anyone.