The two young men quickly pushed the shopping cart across the store. As they turned down an aisle, they looked around them to see if anyone was watching. Seeing that no one was (they didn’t see me), they parked the shopping cart in the aisle and walked away.
As I passed by the shopping cart, I noticed that there were several packages of meat inside – steaks, pork chops, etc.
Did they plan on buying the meat, but then suddenly realize that they didn’t have enough cash? That was my first thought. Or, as I thought today before writing this, did they sneak it away from a fellow shopper as a mean prank?
I truly hope it was not the latter of the two, but either one would be unacceptable, as both are very disrespectful.
All too often I see merchandise and goods thrown around the store, left there for someone else to put away. It’s not unusual to go through the check out lane and see produce, meat and dairy products lying on top of the gum and candy bars.
What is so hard about putting things back yourself, or at the very least handing it to the cashier so that it can be re-shelved quickly before going bad? That is one reason why I rarely buy anything from the front row of the dairy aisle or from the top layer of meat.
It’s not just groceries and merchandise that people leave for someone else to take care of. It’s shopping carts, trash, dog feces…you name it. If it takes energy to be picked up or put away, they’ll leave it for someone else to do.
A few weeks ago, I was traveling down a local highway. The center median was a landfill; covered in fast food bags, cups, napkins, cans, etc. The street is not a trash can. Why do people insist on throwing their trash out their car windows? Can they not wait until they reach a gas station or their home, where they can properly dispose of it?
I don’t understand the laziness and disrespect of people these days. Whatever happened to being good, thoughtful and considerate?
Why are people no longer taught morals, values and respect? Why are they instead, taught that they should be the receiver of everything, but the giver of nothing?
I just don’t understand…