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People who eat the food for sale in supermarkets - would you say something?

Just Visiting | Nov 17, 2012 09:21 AM

We were just shopping at a Whole Foods in a very expensive neighborhood. We saw an older couple, well-dressed in very nice sportswear, munch their way through the produce section. They opened bags of grapes, ate some, put the bag back on the display. They opened a container of blueberries, helped themselves, closed the container, and put it back on the display.

I was super-pissed.

However, I didn't say anything. I hate confrontation.

Then I happened to see them at the service deli, where the wife ordered a container of tuna salad. I wanted to ask her if she was planning to eat the tuna before she left the store. I'll bet she did just that - eat some and then leave the container on a shelf somewhere.

I make it a point to mention that they were well-dressed and this store is in one of the most expensive neighborhoods in town because I'm 99.9% certain that these were not poor, hungry people who desperately needed to eat (and even if they were, there are plenty of food banks around here, especially at this time of year).

Plus the fact that they then put the containers back for other unsuspecting buyers was really disgusting.

Would you have said something? If so, what?

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