After the frustration of watching the person in front of me pick out the last avocado pieces of the avocado/tomato salad, I skipped that item. I was going to be fair and take equal parts avocado and tomato, but now that the avocado was gone I moved on.
Eventually I got to the boiled half eggs. There I was annoyed by the person across from me scooping out the yolks and taking the white parts, while leaving behind the messy yellow clumps and crumbs. I may not have been as appalled if she wasn’t so sloppy with her act. She managed to pollute the otherwise pristine whites adjacent to the scene of the crime with yellow smudges. I guess in her mind it was just collateral damage.
Maybe it’s just me, but I consider it somewhat of an ethical duty to preserve some reasonable level of integrity when selecting from a salad bar. On the other hand, people are paying based on weight, so why should they pay for what they won’t eat?
So I ask my fellow dopers, what is your opinion on this matter? And by all means, share your horror stories.