I'm still trying to wrap my brain around this.
Stopped at my local Hellmart, which happens to have a Subway inside it. I decided to eat a sammich before doing my food shopping so I didn't buy out the whole store. (Never shop hungry!) A lot of the Hellmart employees take their breaks inside the Subway and there was a group of them gathered at one table.
Got my sammich and some Cheetos for my 2 year old. Right off the bat she had to throw away all the lose trash that we gathered up while opening all our stuff. I saw one Hellmart employee roll her eyes at my daughter running to the trash can and back (she had to pass their table, but she wasn't bothering them - unless you call flashing a toothy smile bothering.) Didn't think any of it.
Just as I was finishing my sammich, my daughter accidentally spilled her Cheeto bag onto the floor. Only about 5 Cheetos fell out of the bag, and my daughter, being the awesome helper she is, set out to pick them all up. Only she accidentally stepped on one. I grabbed a napkin to pick up broken pieces of the one she stepped on.
While she was carrying the ones she could grab - two in each hand - and I was bent down cleaning the other mess, the Hellmart employee said, "Ya know, you could have just left it for the employees who work here to clean it up."
I stood up and asked her what department she worked in (cashier) and said, "I'll be sure to come through your line then and accidentally drop something and refuse to clean it up. Just before your rush too."
Employee: "You can't do that! I will have other customers to worry about."
"Just as this poor employee here does. She's all alone, minutes before the lunch rush really begins. I doubt she has time to come sweep up our mess, especially when we have four perfectly good hands to do it ourselves."
I received another eyeroll from the Hellmart employee. I didn't really care, we had finished packing up to start our shopping.
Subway employee came running out to us on our way out though and gave my daughter a cookie and told me I was an awesome mother. Hopefully I made her day a little brighter.
For the record, I didn't go through that cashier's line. And no more messes were made by either me or my daughter.