You cannot condone shoplifting
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