So, we went BACK to Winco tonight to grab some snacks for a day trip we are taking tomorrow. I love to go into the bulk foods section and buying a little of this and that for when we are traveling. A lot of other people seem to like the bulk food section too. Some seem to enjoy it a little too much.
Now, I've seen people snitch a bite here and there from the bulk foods. Even though there are signs all over the place that say: NO SAMPLING. People seem to think that these sings are for "other people" not for them. So, they take a little bite now and then. But what I saw tonight ... well, it floored me.
You see... I was walking through the candy section, looking for a treat for the kids. I came around the corner and I noticed a woman and two young boys. They were eating. Not snitching. Not grabbing a bit here and there. They were FEASTING! The woman grabbed a handful of something and tilted her head back to dump the sweets in. The two boys were opening the lids of every bin as fast as they could, taking candy out, shoving it into their mouths and moving onto the next bin. These people were literally taking candy hand over fist and consuming it at break neck speed.
I stopped. I stared. I know my jaw dropped. And I just stood there. The woman finally looked at me, glared, and grabbed another handful of candy and shoved it in her mouth! I should have said something... but I didn't. I should have found a store clerk... I mean, HELLO! She was stealing! And I did nothing... I ended up walking away in a bit of shock... doing nothing.
A few minutes later I overheard some employees talking about the honey machine (they have this thing where you can get fresh honey). Some boys had filled a bunch of cups with the honey and then they were sticking their fingers in it and making a mess.
Seriously? What are these people thinking? Why do they think they have the right to take and destroy things that don't belong to them!? The lack of respect is flabbergasting. I really don't understand how people can be so thoughtless... and let their kids be that way... and, apparently, ENCOURAGE them to be that way!
Back to the woman and her two sons...would you have said something? Found an employee? What would you have done?