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area51newmexico



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Location: East Yorkshire, England

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:30 am    Post subject: Is this socially acceptable?  

You're in the supermarket (not yet paid for your goods) but you're really hungry and/or thirsty.

Is it right to eat and drink your stuff before you've paid for it and then hand the empty wrapper to the checkouts for scanning?
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alienator



Joined: 07 Jan 2006
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Location: Buckinghamshire

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:16 pm    Post subject:  

I say it depends on the circumstances...now being a parent I allow my son to eat stuff before we have brought it but I don't think I would do it myself if I was hungry.
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area51newmexico



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Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:49 pm    Post subject:  

Yea, when I worked in a supermarket most of the 'pre-eaters' were parents feeding their kids :lol: It still annoyed me :D
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alienator



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Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:47 pm    Post subject:  

Yeh I guess if I worked out on a checkout I would find it annoying lol...I tend to give my son something thats packet in a packet...like wotsits or quavers...never gave a checkout person an empty packet lol
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stalker



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Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:17 pm    Post subject:  

I can totally understand parents letting their kids eat, but have voted for "no" as its not your food till you have paid for it lol, so its technically wrong! :)
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Vagilik



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Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:43 pm    Post subject:  

i would have to say dont eat a 7 course meal, but there have been a couple occasions where my daughter would want a banana because she was really hungry and we had been out all day so i figured why not? or maybe open a bottle of something. i could count on one hand how many times ive done it, but i will say this; if i eat/drink something before its paid for, i pay for it and throw it away myself, rather than hand it to the cashier
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