In the Lopez Ribald case being heard by the European Court of Human Rights, Spanish cashiers were stealing from a supermarket counter under the watchful eye of cameras. The court at first instance defended them because some of the cameras were secret and the cashiers did not know about their location. After more than a year, the Grand Chamber of the Court changed this judgment, finding that the cashiers did not deserve protection and the Spanish courts acted correctly by refusing them. The case – not the first time – reveals an interesting strategy of the Tribunal which, after passing the judgment in the first instance, listens to opinions and modifies the judgment in the second instance accordingly. Those who believe that there is a recipe that definitely means something – must feel disappointed. Those who believe that the law should correspond to the social sense – on the contrary.