So the other day I was at my favorite Mexican restaurant having Fajita Taco Salad (yum). But I was there by myself. So I did what I normally do and tried to do some reading. But I couldn't concentrate very well because there was an interesting conversation going on at the next table.
There was an young couple seated there together and across the table was a young man in his late twenties. They were talking about a business opportunity that they wanted to allow this young man in on. I listened for a bit...but it didn't take long. This was a total pyramid scheme. He had to pay money to them to get in. The way he made money was getting other people to get in under him and pay him money. They kept telling him how it was an "easy" business and he had to do "virtually nothing." Let me tell you, you don't make money doing virtually nothing. This young man was being presented with an opportunity to be the low man in the pyramid and get totally ripped off.
And he was buying it. He listened to their promises of fast, easy money and was ready to sign up.
Enter: My Dillemma.
Do I (A) Stand up for justice and interrupt them, telling the young man he's getting ripped off and confronting the couple for their corrupt ways, or (B) use good manners and mind my own business, hoping the young man will change his mind, or that he'll not lose too much money before figuring it out?
I chose not to interrupt them. After all, I was eavesdropping. But I've had my doubts since then. They were robbing him blind, just in a quiet way. My sense of justice tells me I should have turned over their table.
What would you have done?