Following up on our last ethics discussion, I thought I'd ask this question:
Is it right to sneak food (or drink for that matter) into a theater?
Let's face it, snacks at movie theaters cost a fortune. Boxes of candy that cost $1 on the outside run $3 or $4 (or more!) at a theater. And don't even get me started about the cost of popcorn and soda. Most of these are waaaaaay over the top when it comes to price.
But does that give us the right to sneak snacks into a theater? Is doing so wrong? Or is there no problem with it ethically?
I'm asking this because we do it all the time. We regularly stop by Walgreen's on the way to a movie (we don't see that many movies, so "regularly" is all relative) and pick out the candy we like in theater-size boxes. Then we sneak the treats in and enjoy them during the movie. My wife isn't a candy fan, so she often takes pretzels. (BTW, we "sneak" them in using various methods -- purses, pants pockets (taking the candy out of the box, putting it in a baggie, and placing it on one of those knee-level pockets on many men's shorts these days), and coat pockets (theaters are cold even in the summer, so no one notices when you bring in a light jacket.))
For those of you wondering, we ALWAYS take out our trash. I think it's obviously rude to buy outside food and then leave wrappers, etc. on the floor for the staff to clean. I just don't know about the practice of bringing food in in the first place.
What do you think?
Note: This post is part of the most recent ProBlogger Group Writing Project.