Today I went for a walk and found myself standing in the parking lot of a Ukrop’s, a grocery store chain that seems ubiquitous in central Virginia. The store is not opened on Sundays, so I was shocked and confused to find all of its plant wares still displayed in front of the store. It was weird seeing tables full of plants, racks of hanging plants, and even ornamental trees just sitting out, with not a soul around.
I looked to see if the plants were secured or chained down somehow. They were not.
Now, I’m not a saint but I felt guilty just standing there with all those unguarded beauties. Surely there are others who wouldn’t hesitate to help themselves. That’s just the way humans are. So why would a business make it easier for them? It just doesn’t make sense to me.