I am always amazed by how people treat public spaces, especially a Wal-Mart. The whole "I'll get this place nasty because I won't have to clean it up" mentality seems to pervade the entire customer base. To wit:
What I REALLY hate are the people that eat or drink at the counter, or worse, let the kids. And I'm not talking about a soda. I'm talking about you've got four kids with their little McDonald's cups and they sit them right in front of my register and reach and grap and spill the crap all over the place.
Or you get the precious little angel an ice cream and tell it to "share" with sister. Well, big sister don't want to share, so when little sister comes asking, she pushes her on the floor and then drops the ice cream. I have to admit I did laugh at that!
And don't think I didn't see you wad that plastic bag up and stuff it under the debit reader. There are seven trash cans right behind me. You can ask me to take the bag and throw it away or wait until I get to it. Don't dump your crap out, then "hide" the bag around the register. THIS IS NOT AN EASTER EGG HUNT. You don't get extra points for finding a good hiding spot.
It never fails but that I go around the front of the register for something and there's soda cups, bags, riff-raff from purses and people's notes, lists and crap.
And I honestly CANNOT understand how people manage to totally destroy the bathrooms on an hourly basis. If they truly are this nasty at home, then half the county must be at risk of infectious disease.
And to all the old bats out there, I do apologize that this is not the Ritz-Carlton. We are a commercial establishment catering to a certain lower-class demographic that does a half a million dollars in business on Saturdays and again on Sundays. If you want pristine bathrooms with white towels, little soaps & lotions and an attendant, don't come to Wal-Mart. And yelling at me about the soap dispenser won't help fix it. I haven't seen you scrubbing toilets for $7 an hour lately. Like I've said before ... women of a certain age are the retail planet's most difficult customers ...