I've been witness to a common occurrence at my job that I wanted some Hypesters opinions on. I worked at Wal-Mart for about 6 years, and I often see parents bring in their babies to get their ear's pierced. I'm not talking about 7 year olds, I'm talking 1 to 2 years old, sometimes even younger. It all goes about the same. Parent's hold the kid down while the person working in jewelry does the piercing, and the kid screams his head off, which can be heard throughout the entire store. I kind of have a problem with this. I don't understand why parents would have the need to get their toddler's ears pierced. I don't think its child abuse, but I think its kinda stupid. It strikes me as vain and egotistical. What's your opinion?