He was attractive enough, but wore a real don't speak to me face. I suppose it must have been something about his body language that spoke aggression, which I can find appealing but in this case, no. He just looked scary.
We were in South Melbourne Aldi shopping, as we do, and he was queued in front of us with three bottles of mixers under his arm. He stepped out of the queue into the adjacent liquour area, and returned to his place in the queue with a bottle of what looked like vodka. I was focused on what we were doing and only half noticed what he was doing. Can you step back into the same place in a queue as he did? I guess so.
He put the three full sized bottles of mixers and the bottle of vodka onto the belt and he was close to the checkout. He then picked up the bottle of vodka, tucked it under his arm as the mixers were scanned and he paid for them, then gathered up the mixers in his arms and left, with only a cursory acknowledgement to the check out person.
The check out person is very experienced and her fast and accurate price scanning of what you buy is most excellent. I think she is some kind of manager at Aldi.
Our goods went through and we paid and as we entered the lift to the carpark, R said did you just see what I saw? I had but I hadn't. I did see what happened but I hadn't processed it and didn't realise it was just blatant theft.
The thief was wearing a fashionable low cut singlet, which may have caused the check out woman to not look up. You don't want customers to see you looking at a guy with muscles in a singlet. She was very focused on her scanning. But really, I don't know why she did not see the blatant theft. The next Saturday at Aldi, I had a look around and there is certainly CCTV.