Do you ever get so hungry that you can't even think straight? Well, I do. And the longer I go without food, the more indecisive I become.
I went into a cafe and bought two vitamin waters for $3.20. Then I realized they were both zero calories. That wasn't gonna do anything for my hunger. I drank one and then I decided I had to buy something with substance. I walked up to the counter at said cafe and said, "I'll take a sandwich." Hey, it's better than just saying, "Give me food please."
He asked which kind and I just took the first one he suggested since I was starving. (exaggeration...it'd been like 5 hours since I'd eaten).
He made it, wrapped it up, set it on the counter.
I said, "Thanks," and I took the nearest seat.
Immediately I was saddened to find that there was heavy chipotle sauce on this sandwich because I find chipotle to be undesirable.
(side note: Whenever I said a bad word such as stupid, or dumb, or called my sisters names as a child, I was administered a single drop of Tabasco Sauce. Now whenever I eat something spicy, I feel inclined to swear since I'm already being punished for it.)
Fortunately I didn't swear, I just took a few more bites of my sandwich when an employee approached me and said, "Excuse me miss, did you pay for that?"
Offended I replied, "Yes....no."
Actually I didn't. I never paid for my food. Looking like a thief and a dumb thief at that made me more embarassed than my smeared mascara (which I noticed about 20 minutes later). I took my sandwich and took a seat. Had I taken my sandwich to go, I probably never would have remembered that I never paid for my sandwich.
Feeling sheepish and apologitic I went up and paid.
He charged me for the sandwich and the two vitamin waters he saw on my table. Dishonesty cost me $3.20 today. I'm glad my integrity is worth much more than that.
Too bad the sandwich wasn't that great.