Reading your story Jen made me remember one experience at Walmart I just lost in the back of my mind.
I was shopping at the local Walmart not the nice one, we have 4 here, 2 are nice aren't, but I was in that area and didn't want to go 20 minutes out of my way.
Anyways, they have a Code Adam, where they are to stop children from leaving the building, and are to search etc. They described the little girl, 8 years old, wearing an orange jumper, african american with flip flops on. When I hear those I look out for those kids as I'm shopping or what have you. Well the description gets said over the PA while I'm at the checkout stand. Low and behold the next line over is a little girl who matches the exact description holding a little doll, wanting to buy it. So I proceed to tell the cashier, hey there's the little girl who's missing. She barely looks behind and says Nah, it's not her!
I kept at the cashier stating no, look at her she's wearing the orange jumper described it has to be her, there is no parents around her" She still continues to scan my items and ignores me. I then get rude, because there is a creepy guy right behind her, grossing me out. I say it louder and she then gives me a dirty look. I said Fine I know you're job is so hard that you can't figure out the missing girl is behind you. Are you that flippen stupid. I walked to the little girl who just wanted to see how much the doll was, the other cashier she was waiting in line for didn't even pay attention to who she was. However, when I got to her that creepy guy stood back a little bit.
Guess what? She was the missing little girl. So I get the manager and let them know what happend and the cashier had the gall to say. Oh I thought she meant someone else. I blew! I said No you didn't I pointed right to the little girl, but you couldn't give a rats a$$ if it was her or not. What if it was your child would you care then? I then also called her a idiot but with extra words in it. I don't know why she irked me so bad, most likely the discare about a missing child.
But this is a person thing not so much a Walmart thing, but two cashiers did not see this child!