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    Maybe she was caught out and was going to replace them later

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    Quote Originally Posted by misho View Post

    I would have the gym management, and asked them to do up a sign that it is a collection for homeless people, not 'free to a good home'.
    Agree. A note saying 'please do not take from these donations as they are for the homeless'. Nothing like emotional guilt lol

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    Off topic, but.. How have I never heard of "share the dignity"?
    Off to google!

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    Quote Originally Posted by preggasaurus View Post
    Off topic, but.. How have I never heard of "share the dignity"?
    Off to google!
    A mum at my kids schools runs a collection.

    It's a great cause. In my own, oblivious little world I would never have ever considered what homeless women do for sanitary products.

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    I don't think I would have said anything to the woman, as her circumstances are unknown. But as PPs have said, I'd probably have mentioned it to the gym staff, to see if they could improve signage or perhaps relocate the basket.

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    I would have said "oh, I didn't know those were for us! I thought they were for women in shelters."

    Playing dumb would avoid confrontation and also correct her error if she genuinely thought they were a free for all.

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    Default Share the dignity - would you have said anything?

    I would have felt like saying something - not sure I would have though.

    I reckon there's a 60% chance she was being a tightarse/lazy/poor planner and 40% chance there was a valid reason (yes, as determined by me) for nicking the tampons.

    The odds aren't high enough for me to feel comfortable saying something.

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    Look tbh, I probably would've felt a bit offended that she took something out of the basket because I probably would've reached the conclusion that she could afford the gym membership so surely she could afford sanitary products. Would I have said anything? No. There's no way I could be sure that she could afford sanitary products that week and who knows, she might have prepaid her entire year at the gym before she got stuck for cash this week. I don't know the layout of your gym op, or what the display looks like but if I felt like it wasn't obvious enough that the collection was for the share the dignity cause, I too would just have a word with management.

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    Default Share the dignity - would you have said anything?

    I would just leave it.

    The fact she was so open in helping herself and to only one pack indicates she's either genuine - mistake, caught out or financial wise- or she just doesn't care (though I always like to think the best of people, so I'd assume she's genuine and it wouldn't bother me).

    It's ONE pack of pads. I pick my battles and always avoid unnecessary distress or confrontation. If it really bothers you I'd just let management know- it's their problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Miss Sunshine View Post
    I would just leave it.

    The fact she was so open in helping herself indicates she's either genuine - mistake, caught out or financial wise- or she just doesn't care (though I always like to think the best of people, so I'd assume she's genuine and it wouldn't bother me).

    It's ONE pack of pads. I pick my battles and always avoid unnecessary distress or confrontation. If it really bothers you I'd just let management know- it's their problem.
    This. But I would say something to management in case they wish to put a sign up to say that they're for the homeless and not complimentary. I'd never heard of Share the Dignity by the way.

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