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As in any product launch, there were freebies or gifts given to the guests as tokens of appreciation and product promotion as well. These gifts are usually given during or towards the latter part of the launch. Since the guest list was screened, it goes without saying that the organizers expected a smooth sailing launch, which meant that no one would go around asking for his/her gift bag ahead of everyone else or acting too comfortably while mingling with the other guests. Or so the organizers thought…
One of the guests at the said launch was lifestyle writer (LW) who is known for his social crossovers to various forms of media. Prior to the start of the event, LW was seen along the hallway of the holding rooms looking like sneaking to get a few gift bags. Then, he handed the gift bags to his assistant with instructions, “Itago mo!” The two proceeded to the elevator while the assistant occasionally glanced in case there were witnesses to their mischief.
With his sneaky behavior, one could not help but think if LW behaves in this way in every product launch he attends. No one talks about it if ever maybe because of his status and influence.
Incidentally, if LW did not ask permission for the gift bags that he got, what do we call his act? And what do we call a person who commits such act? I can almost hear your brutally honest answers.