FROM biting our nails to going to bed with makeup on, many of us have bad habits.
But unfortunately for one reality show contestant, her show was aired on television for everyone to see – and the internet was completely divided.
The woman called Patricija caused quite a stir with her supermarket etiquette when she appeared on Australian cooking show My Kitchen Rules – with some even going so far as to brand it “disgusting”.
During the episode, she was seen rushing through a supermarket in Queensland looking for the ingredients she needed to prepare the dishes for her Lithuanian menu.
While Patricija hurriedly gathered the groceries she needed to make her cold beetroot soup, she grabbed four bunches of shallots from the vegetable shelf.
But as often happens when you’re in a hurry, she accidentally dropped another bundle on the floor – and quickly picked it up and put it back on the shelf.
And it is this action that is dividing opinion among viewers – with some saying it is “disgusting” and others admitting they would have done the same.
“It’s just disgusting. I know we’re supposed to wash our produce when we get it home from the grocery store, but no one does that,” one wrote.
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“So it’s just rude to other shoppers to put the fruit or vegetables back on the shelf.”
A second agreed: “I usually take it to a member of staff and tell them it fell on the floor.”
“It’s the right thing to do.”
A third person who had a similar experience wrote: “Today I was approached at the supermarket by a clerk who was angry because I had put back the orange that my child had thrown on the floor.”
“He continued that he now had to wash the ‘contaminated’ oranges again.”
However, others defended Patricija and said others had completely overreacted.
“I’ll put it back. If I’ve damaged it so badly that it’s no longer sellable, I’ll show it to the greengrocer and tell him I dropped it. Then I’ll get back to shopping,” one commented.
Another agreed: “I put it back. End of the story.”