Is it okay to take a handful of equal packs to use at home



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ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – Today’s 98.3 TRY social dilemma is about restaurants and sugar substitutes. Here is the mail :

Hi Jaime. My wife and I keep arguing about this. In fact, we had a fight just last weekend. Here is the deal. I use Equal in my coffee and my wife uses sugar. Now I don’t mind paying for the sugar because we use it for other reasons as well. But I hate paying for Equal. I only use one or two sachets per day at home depending on whether I take one or two cups of coffee per day. So I don’t pay anymore. One day a week I stop at a restaurant and have my morning coffee (I don’t want to say the name because then they might pick me up). While I’m at it, I grab a handful of Equal packs. I then use these sachets the rest of the week to make my coffee at home. I do it every week. My wife says I steal, I say no. She says it’s even worse now than before because of what diners went through during the pandemic. I have no guilt for it. Maybe I should be ashamed of myself, but I don’t. I doubt the restaurant is missing the packages and this way I get my Equal for free. What do you think? Are you doing this? Do you think it’s okay. I do, my wife doesn’t. Please help us end this ongoing dispute. Thank you I like. Love your social dilemmas… we talk about them all day! Have a nice day

~ Kenny

You know if there were just a few packages here and there I think it would be nice, but the fact that it’s scheduled every week I think it’s stealing. I wouldn’t be able to do it and feel good, but that’s me.

So what do you think? Does Kenny agree to take his Equal packages? Have you already done it? Let me know on the TRY Facebook page.