A recent episode of the Australian cooking show 'My Kitchen Rules' has ignited a heated debate online.
The controversy centers around a contestant named Patricija, who was caught on camera doing something that many consider to be unsanitary in a supermarket.
While shopping for ingredients in a Queensland supermarket, Patricija was seen picking up four bunches of scallions from a display in the vegetable section. In her haste, she dropped one of the bunches on the floor.
Instead of informing a store employee or discarding the dropped item, she quickly picked it up and placed it back on the shelf.
According to Mirror, viewers of the show were appalled by the idea of purchasing vegetables that had touched the floor, sparking a robust online debate.
One individual commented,
"It's just disgusting. I know we're supposed to wash our produce when we get it home, but not everyone does. Putting the fruits or vegetables back on the shelf is just rude to other shoppers."
Another person shared a similar experience, saying,
"Today in the grocery store, an employee was angry that I put back an orange my child had dropped on the floor. He said he now had to wash the 'contaminated' oranges again."
However, not everyone saw it as a big issue. Some admitted to doing the same thing as Patricija.
One person said, "I put it back. If I damaged it so it couldn't be sold, I would show it to the producer and tell them I dropped it. Then move on with my shopping."
The incident has left people divided, with some calling for more ethical behavior in public spaces, while others see it as a non-issue.
What would you have done in that situation?