Are you going to eat the hotdog?

@bingskee (5237)
Philippines
October 9, 2012 10:52pm CST
I learned that a woman was selling hotdogs from a known brand in cheaper prices. As always, a buyer would get interested because it's around 20-25% cheaper than the original price. The big question is why was it sold that cheap? Now, what would you do upon learning that the hotdogs that are served to you are hotdogs that were illegally obtained from the factory, obtained by someone because of system loopholes in the factory? Are you going to eat the hotdog? I told hubby that it is not easy to eat something that was stolen. It is like taking part of the crime even if you did not connive with those people to do this particularly bad thing. Hubby said that for people who have not enough money, it is not an issue where or how the hotdogs were taken to which I disagreed.
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5 responses
@kokomo (1868)
• Philippines
10 Oct 12
Yes you are right bingskee, If you will buy that kind of stolen goods as often as you do then the more the woman will sell that goods.She might be encourage to sell as many as she can for she knows that she has an avid buyer.
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
10 Oct 12
exactly, it could encourage that woman to repeat the act and sell more stolen food, if they're truly stolen.
@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
10 Oct 12
Dear Ms Bingskee Well, going by facts, hunger is a major factor for almost all crimes. And hence I would have to agree that hubby is right. For people who starve or even are poor to afford good food, may not consider the how was it procured thing. I admit not all would follow but then some definitely would not consider. Personally, it would depend on the age. Today, I may not opt for it, but when in college days and with friends, and a scarcity (or rather the desire to get so much out of my little pocket money)... I definitely would have gone for it (if I knew it was fresh, healthy and not something being sold at discount rates because it was stale).
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
10 Oct 12
well, hubby's right probably about hunger or need when food is scarce. but when someone has lots of money, and even brags about it, and still buys stolen food, it reflects greed more than the need. these are my lines in the blog post i wrote today.
• Philippines
10 Oct 12
If I know that the food to be eaten is stolen, I would not surely eat it no matter how declicious it may be and no matter how hungry I am. But I admit I did this many time if not once. The last stolen food I ate was the chicken. I was hungry after waking up in the morning. I went to our kitchen to look for food and found this delicious reheated chicken. I knew it was stolen because it was my girlfriend's brother and his friends who steal chicken from neighbors to cook every saturday. Despite my knowledge of it, I ate it. But after that moment, I realized that I already took part of the crime which I am intend not to do again. I'll do my best. You are right. You must disagree. Thanks for sharing this. Happy mylotting.
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
10 Oct 12
the story's funny, truly. i guess hunger, aside from love, can lead us into doing crazy things like eating stolen food ha ha
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
12 Oct 12
If I didn't know that the hotdog was illegally obtained, I would have no problema t all with eating it. However, once I had learned that the reason that I was able to get them for so cheap was because of the fact that they were obtained illegally, I would not ever be able to eat one of those hotdogs again because I would know that someone had been cheated so that I was able to get that hotdog for such a cheap price.
@mikyung (2234)
• Philippines
10 Oct 12
I believe that if i'm that too broke and don't have anything in my pocket, worse, nothing to eat, I would tend to eat anything just to survive. It's like I'm force to do a thing because I don't have any choice. But if those stolen items are being sold, that's another issue. Taking advantage of other people is really a bad idea and would give bad luck eventually, I believe. I would not patronize those because I believe that they don't have the right to sell it, which is obviously, not acceptable. We have different opinions on this but the bottom line is that we need to respect others point of view.