"She would refill a ketchup
bottle with generic ketchup..."
A moral dilemna - to be frugal or proper?
When I was younger, my mother used to buy generic versions of things and put the contents into name brand packages. She would refill a ketchup bottle with generic ketchup so that guests would see the name-brand label.Read more- Is it OK to disguise generics as name brands? You buy the cheap stuff, but you want to impress your house guests. It it dishonest to, say, squeeze the ketchup into a different bottle? The Simple Dollar, The Christian Science Monitor>>
I understand why she did this. Many items are very similar whether you’re buying the generic version or the name brand version. At the same time, though, it’s dishonest. It also tells people that you’re the type of person that cares about having that name-brand ketchup on the table. Not only that, it makes the ingredient lists wrong, which can be an issue with food allergies in some cases.
What do you think? Is this a good way to go or is it dishonest?