Maybe in her mind this is just 1 step away from picking up food, putting it an inch away from your noise, sniffing it, and putting it back for someone else to eat. Now THAT habit I find disgusting and disrespectful but it's pretty commonplace. It makes the people doing it feel like connoisseurs. Maybe this woman feels she is a connoisseur of barbecue sauce.
'Testing' out products in the store is very common for beauty related products, I find I have to resort to opening jars and compacts to test for tell-tale 'finger-swipe' signs. I also see those packs of water bottles broken up all the time and I once grabbed a bottle from such an open carton and was told I couldn't purchase it because it was meant to be sold in a carton. I wonder what happened to the other 22 bottles? I guess employees got a treat in the break room.
“If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.” ― Oscar Wilde
This has really gotten me thinking... sorry Martoon LOL.... I'm guilty! In produce, I usually do smell the tomatoes. If they don't have that characteristic smell of a really tasty one, I put it back knowing it will be bland. But I only have to test one. And, because I've come home with boxes someone has been grazing on, I do open boxes of individually packeted foods like Ding Dongs or such to make sure they're all in there. I've also taken the lids off bottles/jars to see if the contents are further covered under the lid or if the covering was tampered with.. also because I've gotten home and found them that to be the case and had to throw the item out. But, when I do find one tampered with, I take the time to track down whoever and turn it in so no one gets it.
Maybe sock girl was hoping someone would lick her socks? It all makes sense now.
Y'know, I've been thinking about that. And trying desperately not too. I keep getting these awful images flashing in my mind, of sock-girl and label-licker, and, and ... oh, make it stop. Make it stop!
Originally Posted by Eri
I am still disturbed by this whole thing, so Martoon, if you see a crazy woman shopping with rubber gloves on and Lysol-ing everything before she touches it, that'll be me.
... and then Eri appears, with rubber gloves and a cucumber.