Choose WiselyRaise your hand if this has ever happened to you. You're at your favorite fast food joint, and you order a cup for water. At the soda fountain, instead of hitting that tiny water button, you get the lemonade instead. I admit to being guilty of this. And even as I contemplated stopping mid-stream and turning my lemonade into a watered down lemon-like drink that would not make me feel guilty afterwards, I instead just let it flow. Now raise your hand if you purposefully ask for a water cup and go get your fill of ice cold Coca-Cola instead. Wow, you are a jerk. And you just might be arrested for it if you try that again, as would I if I took another lemonade for free.
Like this guy, in Naples, Florida who tried that smooth move at a McDonald's and is now facing felony charges. Which makes me realize that fast food restaurants are really just felony traps waiting to happen. Let's talk about all the other food you're probably stealing from these purveyors of processed stuffs.
You only need one packet, yet you take five. Hey, what's that in your fridge? Oh, just your free ketchup you STOLE from Carl's Jr. You might want to watch out for the patrol car hanging out by the drive-thru window.
When you beg for the extra stuff on your burger after you've already been rung up, it's highly unlikely someone behind the register is going to start a new sale for some pickle chips. Congratulations, you just stole from corporate America.
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Sure you may have just thrown those extras in the trash. But you took them knowing you would never rip open more than one tiny paper container. Thief!
How many free refills can you get before it becomes criminal? Consult your lawyer before heading back to the fountain for the fifth time.
Do you steal from McDonald's?
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