CreateDebate


Debate Info

7
6
Yes No
Debate Score:13
Arguments:15
Total Votes:13
More Stats

Argument Ratio

side graph
 
 Yes (7)
 
 No (6)

Debate Creator

Srom(12206) pic



Is it ok to eat in a store before you check the food out in the register?

I read an article where this person was hungry and ate at the store and forgot to pay for the sandwich that they ate. Do you think its ok to eat in a store?

Yes

Side Score: 7
VS.

No

Side Score: 6

Other than grapes, and a few other examples like that, no. But, in those circumstances I would maintain that it is ok.

Side: Yes
debateleader(1350) Clarified
1 point

check out my debate where are you on the atheism-theism spectrum?

Side: Yes

Yes. Not only is it acceptable..., it is encouraged..., at Walmart ;)

Side: Yes
1 point

I don't see anything wrong with it. People eat in restaurants before paying, and skipping the bill isn't a huge problem.

I have a young child who can get fussy in a crowded store, he doesn't like having that many people around. If he behaves, we reward him with eating a snack while we shop, we'll often let him pick his snack off the shelf. I can guarantee the managers prefer that over him screaming at the top of his lungs for 30 minutes.

Side: Yes
1 point

If the store allows it and they pay for it, I don't see nothing wrong with it.

Side: Yes

Sure, just bring a BBQ into the store and start cooking steaks for everyone; I'm sure the store owner won't mind ;)

Side: Yes
1 point

Yes, but I would recommend not doing so unless you are paying with cash (and know for a fact you have the cash on you). Glitches and downed connections can theoretically render your credit or debit cards temporarily useless. And then you are stuck with a half eaten bagel and no way to pay for it.

Side: Yes

As long as you tell the cashier exactly which food you ate so you can pay for it.

Side: Yes

I would think that most groceries would allow because then people walk out before paying for the food as was the case already. Can't go into McDonalds without paying before eating.

Side: No
1 point

I have always struggled with this concept. I have never been able to accept seeing someone munching on a snack, candy bar or otherwise before paying for it. For me, imjust don't think it is right. But, who am I to judge.

Side: No
1 point

You should not because you have not purchased the item, so it is shoplifting. You may not even buy the item, also shoplifting. It is uncommon that this happens, but it happens.

Side: No
sarik152(26) Clarified
1 point

With children under 6, they may scream loud and be destructive, and you may be asked to leave. It should be fine in the checkout aisle to be kind to them if they have been good, but otherwise, NO!

Side: Yes
1 point

It isn't yours until you've paid for it, so one should not eat it aforehand.

Side: No
1 point

You have not even paid for the food that you ate, thus the property of the food is still the store's. By doing so, you may be accused of stealing the food.

Side: No

With prices and taxes changing you might not be sure how much whatever you are snacking on costs, and if you even brought enough for it.

You may have the intention to buy whatever you are snacking on but you may not have enough, and have just stole whatever you were eating.

There isn't really a need to snack in the store before paying. You are not starving to the point where if you don't eat within the next second you'll die, so you can wait.

Side: No