Anarchists in the Aisles? Stores Provide a Stage – New York Times

This is the season of frenetic shopping, but for a devious few people it’s also the season of spirited shopdropping.

Otherwise known as reverse shoplifting, shopdropping involves surreptitiously putting things in stores, rather than illegally taking them out, and the motivations vary.

Sometimes I need an “undecided” thumb in my SU toolbar. The idea of shopdropping is quite witty, but the sometimes-haughty, always-highminded attitude of the shopdroppers leads to more eye-rolling than fancy-tickling. To quote Sloan (ironically, since they’re very shop-droppy themselves), “it’s not the band I hate, it’s their fans.”

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