Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Let your conscience be your guide

I had some running around to do this afternoon and I stopped at Evil Big Box Store(tm)1812 to pick up a few items. After picking up a few items, I went to the register to pay for them. The cashier asked me how I was and I told her that I was fantastic and improving. She rung me up. I paid her and after she gave me my change, I gave her my now customary "thank you for working at Walmart." As I was leaving the store, I realized I was thirsty and went to the pop machine to get a can of Coke Zero. I put a dollar in, made my selection, took my quarter change, and reached down for my product. There were two cans there.

On my way to the WIXYmobile, I was thinking about how I was going to blog about getting this deal from, of all places, the Evil Big Box Store(tm). Then in the back of my mind, I was reading the comments that I would potentially get:"Why didn't you return the other can, WIXY?" "Do you think this was the honest thing to do WIXY?" "Cliff, you are the fault that Walmart's prices are going up!"

I turned around, went back into the store, and gave the extra can to the people greeter, explaining to her that I only paid for one can. She was a bit surprised, but I was satisified that I did the right thing.

The irony of this thing was that I left one bag at the register and had to return to the store after I realized it, which was when I got home. I had to go back, otherwise our cats would be going on strike as this can contained several cans of cat food.

7 comments:

clean and crazy said...

cash register honesty is one of the first types of honesty an addict learns in recovery.
i wouldn't have faulted you for keeping it but i am glad you took it back, you have such great character.

Shelley said...

I knew you would return it Wixy! You're that kind of guy! :-)

Busy Bee Suz said...

How funny Cliff. I would have given it to someone too. Glad the cats are fed...for they will eat you while you sleep if you don't feed them. :)

Pat Jenkins said...

oh i can only think of those coke reward points lost!!!

J. Moses(Tri-State Media Watch Editor) said...

LOL Cliff, I would not have faulted you one BIT for keeping that coke. Someone else might have left it there, after all ;)

Syd said...

You did the right thing. Pleased to know you Mr. Cliff.

Margaret said...

I'm always a little shocked when I do something like that, and the person in the store looks at me like I have lobsters coming out of my ears. Surely I can't be the only honest person that does things like that?! Now I know that lots of other bloggers do too!