You can­not con­done shoplift­ing

The Island Packet - - Opinion -

Did I miss some­thing? In an ar­ti­cle taken from the New York Times and pub­lished in the Packet on Wed­nes­day Nov. 28, it cer­tainly seems that the au­thor of the ar­ti­cle, Mon­ica Heisey writes that if you en­ter a store that is “too pricey” there are things you should do to make it less so.

She ram­bles on about the “as­pi­ra­tionally wealthy and prob­lem­at­i­cally gen­tri­fied neigh­bor­hood in which you find your­self,” and the use of French names for egg­plant and green beans hints that the ar­ti­cle is satir­i­cal. She sug­gests that you pile your arms with clothes that you can’t af­ford, look the saleslady dead in the eyes and ask “do you have this in a large?” When the re­sponse comes that she will look in the back, you take the cloth­ing and run be­cause she will be look­ing for hours.

If that isn’t ad­vo­cat­ing shoplift­ing then I am lost. To find it on the Opin­ion Page of the Packet is even more trou­bling.

– Pa­tri­cia A. Fo­ley Hil­ton Head Is­land

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