Even before I read the entire comments section yesterday, I had made up my mind.
I mulled over my situation at the pool - our first visit of the summer - and decided that just for MY peace of mind, I would go back next Tuesday and attempt to pay for the purloined (even if unintentional) chicken. Just so I can say, "I made the attempt to make it right".
Even if they can't or refuse to take payment, I'll know in my heart I tried to rectify the situation.
However, I will be going against the grain of my readers. On my count, I had 15 who thought I should just let it go and 14 who felt I needed to try to pay.
There were a few comments that had no opinion one way or the other, so I didn't count those, although I DO appreciate the input! :-)
And no, this was not some litmus test for my readers. I was as torn as everyone. I mean, it seems like such a hassle for an under $2 cup of popcorn chicken, but I'm going to put a good faith effort towards correcting the oversight.
I'll keep you all updated on my saga next Tuesday!