Since the start of the pandemic, it has become a norm for sanitisers to be provided in public places (shops, offices, restaurants) so that everyone can keep their hygiene in check.
There’s also an etiquette when it comes to things provided for the public — think of the person who is using next, and do not take what doesn’t belong to you. However, there still are some individuals who can’t get a grasp of these etiquettes.
Recently, an old TikTok video from last December went viral once again on various social media platforms after being deleted by the original user but reposted by another creator, Aamir (@aamir.aariz). The video showed a man in his gym attire with a few bottles of sanitisers in his hands, getting yelled at by an employee of Mr. DIY for stealing three bottles of hand sanitisers. The man claimed that he bought the sanitisers, but he failed to present a receipt of purchase when the employee asked for one.
The reposted video has amassed more than 20k likes and 700k views altogether. It has gathered various reactions from netizens, with the majority siding with the female employee. Netizens understood why the employee was furious as seen in the video. After all, she might be held responsible if anything goes missing from the store.
Some netizens stated, “It’s not that they can’t afford it. It’s just that they have a (habit) of stealing.” Some netizens also complimented the employee for her good command of the English language, while a handful asked the company to raise her pay and give her a better position in the company.
Watch the video here:
Have you encountered a situation like this before?
Update (10th February):
Since the incident took place on 6th December 2021, we were informed that this issue has since been resolved by the management team of Mr. DIY.