This sign in a Marshall’s Store caught my eye when I was wandering down the food aisle.
Sorry for the blurriness, I snapped both signs rather fast before some muncher could figure out what I was doing.
Apparently the store is having an issue with customers opening packages and sampling the goods. I asked a sales person about the sign and she confirmed that the staff is always finding half-eaten packages of candy, cookies, and nuts. Sometimes, completely empty bags are found tucked in among the towels or rugs!
Now, I can’t for the life of me understand why some people feel entitled to do this, and I hardly think that any kind of signage is really going to deter them, but I guess some folks have rationalized that a quick sample really isn’t stealing! In my mind, this is still a type of theft and is a situation worthy of calling the cops. If someone had snitched anything else in the store, whether it held a small or a large value, that person would be held until the law showed up. Why should this be any different? What do you think?