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Originally posted by phishyblankwaters
First, I am Canadian and this takes place in Eastern Canada.
So my wife and I are at the local Sobeys (grocery store) picking up a few last minute items for the weekend. We are in line at the cash register behind 2 people, a guy who is paying for his stuff, and a woman who has her stuff on the counter just waiting for the other guy to leave.
We start putting our stuff on the counter and I notice that the woman has her wallet out and is getting her money ready. I don't know why I noticed, I just did. She moves up as they start scanning her items and I notice that she dropped a 20 dollar bill. She didn't notice, no one else around noticed.
without even a second thought, I tapped my wife on the shoulder and asked her to tell the young woman she dropped something. She does, the woman sees the 20 and makes a joke about not really needing it but not wanting to litter, and picks it up, thanks us, and goes on her way.
nothing unusual to me about this.
When we are ready to pay, the cashier says "Wow, that was a case of extreme honesty right there." I respond: "Oh? How so?", and he explains that he wouldn't have told her, and most people probably wouldn't. I joked about how I thought about it for a second, looked her over and figured losing 20 bucks actually would effect this woman.
I was lying, that never even popped into my head, not once did I contemplate taking that 20 for myself. Sure I could use it, sure no one would know, except I would know.
The part that confuses me is that people consider this extreme. Extreme? Is it really that extreme for me to return something to someone? Is it THAT out of the norm that the cashier would almost be shocked?
What would you do in my position?
Keep or return?
I don't feel your honesty was extreme at all
I've found cell phones numerous times and I've gone through the phones contact list until I found the owner.
Originally posted by hhcore
reply to post by phishyblankwaters
You know those self checkout jobbies in the grocery stores? I came up to one that had about 60 odd dollars in it that someone before me forgot (change) and handed it to the cashier at the head of the line. Boy I got some 'wtf is wrong with you' looks lol. So I'd have done the same thing as yourself. I wonder what the cashier had done with it in the end...
You know those self checkout jobbies in the grocery stores? I came up to one that had about 60 odd dollars in it that someone before me forgot (change) and handed it to the cashier at the head of the line.