Saturday, November 5, 2011

Luckily the government got involved and solved a problem


HONOLULU -- It happens daily in supermarket and convenience stores nationwide - digging into a bag of chips while waiting in line, sampling a couple of grapes in the produce section, opening a bottle of milk to appease a crying child.

The highly-publicized story of a pregnant Honolulu mom who was arrested last week with her husband after she ate a sandwich in a Safeway store and forgot to pay, leading to the couple's 2-year-old daughter being taken away by Child Welfare Services, has sparked a national debate on the issue.

It also raised the question: Is it OK to consume food and beverages in the store before paying?

The woman in Hawaii who ate the sandwich has no problem with it.

"I didn't know it was such a taboo thing," said Nicole Leszczynski who was charged with fourth-degree theft, a petty misdemeanor, along with her husband, Marcin.

As for the 28-year-old Leszczynski, the former Air Force staff sergeant who is 30 weeks pregnant was feeling faint and famished after a long walk to the Safeway near downtown Honolulu and decided to eat a chicken salad sandwich while shopping and saved the wrapper to have it scanned at the register. But she and her husband forgot to pay for the sandwiches as they checked out with about $50 worth of groceries. 

Safeway said management followed routine shoplifting procedure by contacting police, but the company regrets not foreseeing that doing so would cause a child to be separated from her parents. More here:

Ok, first things first ... no, it is NOT ok to eat/use stuff before paying, period.   I see idiots doing this all the time and i think "WTF?"

Secondly, what happened to the gooey, sticky, shredded-up package of the tuna sandwich?  How do you "forget" that?

Finally, don't you love how the government decides (at the drop of a hat) you should take care of someone else's child?  Oh yes.  And yet, I'd be willing to bet that these same people vote for the tyrants who insist on writing ten thousand pages of new laws every congressional session ... cuz, "THERE OUGHT TO BE A LAW!!"

1 comment:

ragweed said...

I on many occasions have eaten lebanon bologna (small amount) while shopping with my wife but never forgot to scan the empty wrapper.

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