“I’m not an employee but a customer. My mom and I picked up a friend of hers, and we went to a local buffet where you could get a pound of food for $5 in a takeout container instead of sitting and eating there. As we browsed the buffet, adding what we wanted, I noticed my mom’s friend eating a chicken wing — right in front of the buffet line, hiding his face behind his takeout container — and then putting the chicken bone back in the buffet tray.”
“I told my mom what he was doing, and when she confronted him, he said, ‘Don’t worry, I do this all the time! They never notice!’ So we started panicking and pretended that we didn’t know him.
After a couple of minutes, one of the employees told my mom they noticed what the guy was doing, and they noticed that we were also uncomfortable about it. They didn’t blame us, but they warned her that if she didn’t have him pay for the food in his container and leave immediately, they’d call the police.
This guy brushed my mom off, saying they wouldn’t actually do anything, so we paid for our containers, apologized, and left without him. A minute later, you could hear him shouting with the staff. He ended up storming out, saying he was never coming back.
We waited for him by the car and yelled at him. Once we all got in, this guy pulled chicken wings and Chinese donuts from pockets and began eating them. We dropped him off at home and never spoke to him again.” —u/A_Wild_Taka_Appears