Saturday, October 11, 2003
Life is black-&-white... sometimes. Here's today's Saturday Scruples:
1) At the local grocer, you see an elderly woman shoplift bacon. Do you tell the grocer?
Only if after telling the elderly lady, she refuses to cooperate.
2) Your century old church is an architectural treasure but the congregation is declining. Developers offer $20 million and a sanctuary in the office tower they want to build. Do you accept?
Hmmmm... I don't think this is a moral issue. It's not "selling out" if the church is falling in numbers and already "selling out" to the world around it. Keeping it because it's pretty would only continue the charade. Taking the money wouldn't be a bad thing - but having the "sactuary" inside the office building probably wouldn't be that great either.So I'd say YES, thanks for the money and NO, we'll move somewhere else.
3) A co-worker needs to leave early and asks you to punch her time card when you leave. Do you do it?
No, and I'd encourage her to not look for anyone else to help there.