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To talk or not to talk

February 17, 2007

shop liftingThe other evening I was shopping for a few quick groceries at our local corner shop.

While browsing among the chicken fillets and beef steaks, a gentleman appeared next to me.

He was well dressed and well groomed and opted for the premium beef steak. He then hesitated for a moment and added the premium chicken fillet to his shopping.

I went off to the check out and noticed him choosing among the vegetables by the exit.

He gave me a quick and casual look and then went straight out; clearly without paying.

For a while I was considering whether I should be a good citizen and quickly notify the staff about this. I concluded that it wasn't my job to police the shop and that the shop surely has CCTV which may or may not have caught it on tape.

Neither do I know the circumstances behind the man's actions and I was not going to judge him for them. Somebody else will do that (Karma, God, whathaveyou).

What would you have done?

Photo credit: Fanboy29


  1. Sandeep Says:

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    First of all let me thank u for taking time and visiting my blog and commenting on my posting.

    I too would have done what u just did. We are not the right persons to judge another person. If he is into shoplifting someday or the other he will surely pay the price for that.

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