Some situations are viewed in black and white; right and wrong. Yet, many people think situations also have a grey area where solutions are not so easily discerned.
Submitted for Your Consideration and Conversation
You’re sitting quietly in a restaurant having lunch. As you finish your meal, you happen to notice a couple at the next table as the waiter brings them their check, then drops off yours. They are dressed nicely, and you think you recognize one of them from your neighborhood.
As you pay your check, the woman at the other table gets up and walks to the restroom at the back of the restaurant. Moments later as you exit the front door, the man who had been sitting with her walks out the door behind you. As you round the corner to go to work, the woman passes you coming the other direction and meets up with the man.
You know that the man did not stop to pay the check, and that the woman went out the back of the restaurant without paying. They have “dined and dashed”.
What do you think?
Now, what if you are certain that they are your neighbors and you will be seeing them again soon. Do you still think that way?
Alternatively, what if the waiter is the son of someone you know? Does that change what you think?
What do you think you would do?