Isabelle, William, Garrett, my mom, and I decided that we wanted to get out the house and go do some “wandering” as my mom said. We all went to Salvation Army first. The whole time we could tell that William wasn’t feeling good. He didn’t want to walk, wanted to be in the cart. And when he wasn’t sleeping he was just leaning on Garrett’s blanket that we had sitting next to him.
We left Salvation Army and went to McDonald’s to get some dinner. While we were eating my mom ran into JcPenney’s really quick to see if they had diapers. When she came back out, William had eaten a little bit and seemed to being feeling a little better so we decided to go to Ollie’s then go to her house.
We got to Ollie’s and I had Garrett in the wrap, but that didn’t last long. William didn’t want to walk again but wanted to be carried after sitting in the cart for part of the time. We were almost done so I decided to hold him since I could tell he still didn’t feel good. So I handed Garrett to my mom and carried William the rest of the way through Ollie’s.
We just get into the the only checkout line open (my mom is in front of me with Garrett, Isabelle, and the cart) and William throws up all over everywhere!!! We had to ask the checkout lady several times for paper towels before she grasped the concept that he had just thrown up and I needed to clean it up. I had to put my poor sick boy down on the ground so I could clean up the throw up in the middle of the checkout line.
The checkout lady FINALLY gets on the loudspeaker and what does she do??? Calls for someone to come open another checkout line!!! Not a mop, not someone to come help clean up, no…..someone come open another checkout line. Not one person offered to help, everyone just stood there staring at me like I could help that I was in their way to the checkout!! I even had to ask for a plastic bag to put the paper towels in.
What happened to the time when you went to the store and they called for a mop for messes??? What happened to stores helping moms when they need it most?? It was really a shock that I didn’t hear the “Clean up in Aisle 2” over the loudspeaker!!! So I guess moms, be prepared when you go out with sick babes. Be prepared in case, you are required to clean up puke in the middle of the only checkout line open with other customers staring at you because you are holding them up while you clean up puke….