Posted by: greglumpkin | December 6, 2012

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Strange thing happened in the Mall Food Court tonight.

An older guy was sitting at a table eating his dinner. When he was done, he got up and left to go get an ice cream cone. He left a half empty bottle of Pepsi on the table and nothing else. Nothing on the table. Nothing on a chair. No coat. No hat. Nothing.

While he was gone to get his ice cream, a Mall employee came by cleaning tables. He threw the Pepsi bottle in the trash can and wiped down the table so it would be clean and ready for use.

Not long after, the older guy comes back and sees his soda missing. He then proceeded to yell across the Food Court at the young custodial worker.

“Hey, you threw away my drink! I was drinking that!” On and on he went.

The young guy comes back and opens the top of the trash can and the older guy reaches in and retrieves his soda, pissing and moaning the whole time.

Who do you think is right in this situation? I personally think that the young guy did the right thing. All he saw was a half empty bottle of soda and assumed that a careless person had just left it there. I’m sure he sees that happen quite a bit.

Let me know what you think.

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