I recently went shopping at a newly remodeled store in my town. My daughter and I were enjoying the new displays and updates. After a few minutes of shopping, I hit a wet stop and slipped. I managed to catch myself since I was holding on to the cart. However, as a person with severe hip issues and many joint replacements, it is never good to slip and catch myself. I then noticed an employee mopping, an hour before the store was closing, with no wet floor signs anywhere. After recovering from the first time I slipped, I turned a corner at the other side of the store and again lost my footing on another slippery area. This time it seemed like a fall to the floor was inevitable. Fortunately, I was able to catch myself at the last second, badly bruising my arm against the cart handle. Why do businesses insist on mopping while there are still customers present? It places customers in danger, even those without mobility issues. One of these days someone is going to fall and get seriously hurt. I just hope it’s not me since I was already warned that a fall will most likely land me in a wheelchair for the rest of my life. I know workers want to get their cleaning done so they can get home, but customer safety should always come first! Sadly, I have encountered this situation at a variety of stores and restaurants at various times of the day. Be happy that you are physically able to mop the floors and please wait until the store/restaurant is empty.