Nothing appeared broken.
No one was around.
I quickly left.
Maybe I should have picked them up, but that’s for the employees, right?
A: I’ll bet you were hearing your Mom's voice as you walked out the door: “Pick up your room,” and “Don’t leave that for me to clean up!” as you walked out the door.
Perhaps you forgot about the ceiling camera?
And what about the clerk who peeked around the corner just as you walked away?
Of course clerks get paid for things like this. And they often clean up messes caused by customers and never ask for the price of the product. (I did when I worked as a clerk in High School.)
But it was still your fault and your responsibility even when they "fix it" for you.
Whether you were seen or not, it only takes
a few minutes to clean-up and verify nothing was broken.
It only takes a moment to be gracious and considerate, and we really need more of that, especially when it’s our fault!
It’s simple: “When you make a mess, clean it up.”
So when (and if) something like this happens again. Own up to your acts. Take a few minutes and clean it up. Perhaps it will prevent someone who comes after you from tripping?
And while you're at it, say a prayer asking God for patience and a better cart driving technique. ;-)