There was a smashing noise and everybody stopped to look.
At the toddler in the pushchair, looking quite forlorn at the pattern of Smarties sprinkled across the cobblestones of the market.
A communal " Ooooooh...." and a hush before the expected wailing.
Nothing of the kind.
Mum picked up the transparent car-shaped container - empty by now - and, with a last glance at its cargo, they walked on
I would have thought that the 5-second rule would have applied...