A frequent loiterer was wandering around the store doing his usual, pick up a book, flip through it, put it down in roughly the same place thing he does. He spends about five to ten minutes in the store, and then, on his way out, asks if the flyers and comics in the hallway, or the ones in a box that says "free" (usually promotional comics from Marvel or DC designed to tease you into buying their latest events), are actually free, and then he takes several.
Today, on his way out, he picked up a copy of The Sweet Green menu that my coworker brought in yesterday.
Freeloader: "What is this about?"
Me: "It's a menu."
F: "I see it's called The Menu, what is is about?"
Me: "It's about the type of food you can order from the salad place around the corner."
F: "In graphic novel form?"
Me: "No. It just happens to have a picture of salad and peppers on the front of it. It's just a menu."
F: "And you're giving them away?"
Me: "No. It's just a menu that I was looking at while I was thinking of what to order for lunch."
F: "You shouldn't keep it on the counter here. This counter is for free things."
I look at the counter where we keep the computer, the baseball cards, and usually a small pile of books that need to be filed or paperwork.
Me: "I'll make a note."