I just received a card forwarded to me by the manager at the theater I own in Orem Utah. The card reads: “Dear Manager, I carried 2 small candies and a diet coke into your theater the last time I was there. I feel that was not right, so I’ve enclosed $5.00 which is about what I would have paid if I had bought them there. i’m sorry – - it won’t happen again. Sincerely, a customer”
I had to smile. I’ve read stories like this before, but this one happened to me and I have mixed feelings. I guess it’s good that she (I can telling by her writing) finally felt guilty enough to do this. But I feel bad for her that she would feel so guilty. I’d be satisfied if everyone would just quit bringing food in…but then again just think how rich I would be if everyone felt guilty enough to pay me for all the times they did.
If you’re going to sneak food in, then do it because you think it’s ok to break the rules the owner has established. Don’t feel bad or guilty about it. If you’re going to feel guilty, then feel guilty enough not to do it in the first place. If you feel guilty later, then by all means send me the money.