Shades of Grey: Checkout

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. This is not just about the choices people make, but the thought process they go through to arrive at their decisions.

Submitted for Your Discussion & Consideration

You’re shopping for school clothes for your kids when you run into one of your son’s teachers. She says hello to you and your son, and moves away quickly. You’re puzzled by her brusqueness but assume she is busy shopping too, so you continue on.

In the checkout line, the teacher ends up in front of you. She seems uncomfortable, and ignores your son talking to her. Just as you are getting upset, the teacher speaks to the person running the checkout, and you can smell alcohol. You begin thinking that the teacher may have been drinking.

Do you think that you would say something to her? Or, would you wait until she leaves and ask the checkout person if they thought the same? What if you saw her driving away

Issue date: August 16–29, 2013

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Kay Whatley serves as Editor and Reporter with The Grey Area News. Kay is a published author with over 20 years of experience in the publishing industry. Kay Whatley is wife to Frank Whatley, founder of The Grey Area™ newspaper and The Grey Area News online news website.