Dear Amy: My husband and I have been good friends with another couple for over 10 years. We meet them for dinner with our families on a regular basis.
I have noticed that my friend (who is an affluent money manager) will order water, get a cup and then serve herself soda from the "self-serve" soda fountain. This theft embarrasses me to no end, and frankly, I find stealing even a small level to be a sign of bad morals.
We have small children and I do not want them thinking this behavior is OK.
The more I venture out in public, the more I see people stealing drinks, making me wonder how people justify this behavior? The knowledge that the cost is passed on to the rest of us is also irritating.
On the other hand, we do love these people and I don't want to anger my husband by offending them.
How should I handle this?