I'm pretty much suspicious of everyone and I'm a very observant person. It's a gift, and a curse.
One thing I can't stand is when a customer will be buying something for someone sitting in their car, and before they pay for the item they will take it outside to see if the person in the car wants it.
Just like the gas pump incident the other day, this kind of thing irritates us. Why? Because we think you are stealing something if you take it out of the store before paying for it.
It doesn't matter if the person is right outside the door. If you run outside with one of our items, we think you are stealing it.
Are you allowed to do that at a department store? Are you allowed to take a pair of pants outside to the parking lot to see if your mom approves of it? No.
Are you allowed to take a gun from the gun store outside before paying for it just to see if Junior likes it? No way.
Then why do people think it's okay to do this in my store? Just because you come back inside 20 seconds later, that still doesn't make it okay that I was about to run out from behind the counter and chase after you.
Now, the normal people with common sense will actually come up to me and ask if they can take the drink or snack outside really quick to see if the person in the car wants it. That's fine by me, as long as I know about it beforehand.
Or, you can make the lazy person in the car get their ass inside so this whole thing could be prevented in the first place.
Just remember: It isn't yours until you've paid for it.