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Background: I forgot my wallet at home. I therefore have no cash or card to buy anything. Since morning I am on water only. No tea, coffee, breakfast, lunch etc. Now I am getting hungry. There is food in office break room but not mine. No nuts and biscuits type stuff to be seen. Usually there is food every second day (due to meetings) but nothing today. I have two options
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What would I do? You could be in for a shock as it may not go with your principles! But here goes-
I almost always have a good breakfast before leaving home so if I have to miss my lunch as may happen due to sudden change of plan or travel during the day I could do without lunch provided Id be too busy to feel hungry.
If I feel hungry and am in my office (without my wallet or lunch box which I normally carry) I d simply have to mention that I left my lunch box home and any of my colleague would readily offer to share his/her lunch with me. We all do that.
Another option I would have is to ring the canteen and order food (to be paid later)
Third option – if I had to borrow some money from my colleagues coz I left my wallet home it wouldnt really be such an issue at all. In all probability any of my friends who knew that I d left my money home would buy me lunch that day and not accept money. I could always return the favour later. Insisting on paying for the food may not be taken well.
Principles do matter but I m not even sure I get what principle we are talking about in this case. If one forgot ones wallet home should be such a disaster? Does one really need to make life unnecessarily complicated?
I see that you added your explanation for the trivial example for more in depth discussion regarding threhold of principles .Will get to that later.
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