DEAR ABBY: Reader wonders if it’s ethical to sample fruit before buying

Monday, September 30, 2019

DEAR ABBY: My question is, is it ethical to “try” the fruit at the grocery store? I am amazed at the number of shoppers who open the bags of grapes and help themselves to a snack. Shouldn’t they buy without sampling? — CRAIG IN FLORIDA

DEAR CRAIG: Theoretically, shoppers should buy without sampling. Talk to the manager of the grocery store about it. Some establishments leave a bag of grapes, cherries, etc. open for shoppers to sample to see if they would like to buy. If that’s not happening in the store you patronize, consider suggesting it.