I found myself trying to figure out the perfect question to ask someone to measure the level of their compassion. Unable to find the imagination to come up with something original, I started dwelling on the old situation.
You go shopping at a 24 hour grocery store. Other than one or two people inside, the property is empty. At the end of your haul, you enter the vacant parking lot. After you put your score inside your car, you look down at the empty grocery cart. Do you put it in the correct place for the employee who will have to take care of it in the morning, or do you leave it in the parking space next to you?
REMINDER: No one sees you. You used the self checkout, and you did not speak to another employee while you were inside. Minus you, no one knows that you are even there.
Then, because my mind is broken, I extrapolated on that.
Mostly the same situation, but there is one other person in the lot. They leave their cart. Do you take that as permission to leave yours, put your cart in the proper spot, or put yours AND theirs away?
Final thing I thought of: the same situation as step two, but the port is about half full and a fair distance from where you are.
There were more situation I got ruminating on, but those were 3 of the 4 main ones. The only other question I will leave you with: would you tell anyone about what you chose?
I’ll leave you to decide if you need to leave a comment. I can promise that I will answer, but I will never say what I choose. I also would not judge you if you decide to leave a comment.