I had a weird dream last night. It was short, but got me thinking.
In my dream I was at Costco. I was standing up front where they have electronics. I watched as a young woman in her 20s, got a display camera unattached and put it under her arm and walked towards the exit.
I pointed at her and yelled to a nearby employee “She’s taking a camera.”
The employee ran after her.
Another employee came up to me and told me to mind my own business. “She’s not hurting you or anybody else,” he scolded me.
“Yes, she is. It’s wrong to steal and it makes everything cost more for us,” I answered.
“Costco can afford it. Besides they have insurance for theft.”
Then I woke up.
I wondered about it.The dream me did what I feel is right. Would the awake and out of bed me do the same if I was standing in a store watching someone shoplift?
My son’s first job in San Francisco was with a retailer he worked part time for during his college days. He got robbed and was instructed to let the shoplifters take the clothing. This was one of those stories where my husband told my son, “Don’t tell mom. She doesn’t need to know.” There’s been a few of them and guess what? Mom (me) always finds out.
What would you do if you witnessed a robbery or shoplifting? Would you report it, let it go, or get involved another way?