The other day I was at the grocery store picking up a salad from the salad bar for dinner. As I approached and picked up my big white styrofoam tray another customer walked up to the other end of the bar and sampled a bit off the salad bar. Now, you and I both know that it is not ok to take samples at the grocery store unless offered. But it's not my store, and what was I going to do? Some people think it's ok, and I'm certainly not in charge.
So he goes to the beginning of the bar and picks up a container. "Good," I thought "At least he's not just randomly snacking." He went back to the same bowl as before, which having proceeded on my way down the other side of the bar picking up green onions and hard-boiled eggs, I could now see was the baby corn bowl. He had a container in his hand, but he proceeded to shove at least five baby corns in his mouth as he filled it. This was definitely more than an ignorant sampling of the goods. And he was doing it with his bare hands.
But what to do?
I wanted to say "Sir, can you not afford the baby corn? Do you need some help, financial or otherwise? Because we can all see you eating the baby corn, and really, if you feel a need to steal from the salad bar you should choose something softer, because we can all hear you eating it, too."
But I didn't.
I'll tell you what I am doing -- I am certainly never taking the baby corn again.