I remember an incident that happened when I first started working at the store...
It was morning, and I was just waking up and stumbling into work.
As I opened the door, I see a man laying on the floor inside our store. He's kinda just laying there and moving around a little like he's in pain.
I stare for a second and go up to the night shift girl and ask her what happened.
She tells me the guy just fell down and thinks he might be having a heart attack or something, so she called the police and they are on their way.
So we're standing there watching and making sure this guy is okay, even though there's not much we can do but wait until the ambulance shows up.
The one thing I remember about this and will never forget is that here this guy is, spread out on the ground right in front of the front doors, writhing in pain, and customers are actually walking in and stepping over him to come up to the register.
I couldn't believe that people were doing this. One guy didn't see him until the last minute and kind of jumped over his body to avoid tripping over him. But that didn't phase him; he just came right up to the register to get his cigarettes, and then hopped over him again on his way out.
I don't know about you, but if I saw a man laying there on the ground at 6 in the morning, I'd get the fuck out of there. There isn't a thing in that store that could tempt me to step over this man's body while he's having a heart attack. Not even a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup.
We never knew what happened to that man once the ambulance took him away. Hopefully he didn't have shoe marks on his chest from customers that probably stepped ON him to come in and buy their coffee and cigarettes.
Sadly not one customer that morning asked what was wrong with the guy. I guess it's normal to have people laying on the floor in the middle of a store.