Lighten up on the parent. Kids grab things. End of story. Its hard to watch three kids and keep them occupied, while reaching for your exact change, or typing your pin into the debit machine. Its true, the only thing at dollarama checkstand to grab at is their colorful lights. Most have safeties on them.
And ya cigarettes are kept behind the gas station glass cases because people are thieves, and its an easy item to pocket. Altho I have been asked on more than too many instances, when purchasing a lighter from 7eleven and domo to provide ID for just purchasing a LIGHTER. Wtf is that about?? I'm well over 18, and i am sure as hell not about to go and smoke the lighter. And hell, even if I wanted to, i suppose I could, considering I have a valid ID and all.