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Post by ivan »

OK, so I was just at my local candystore, and they have a sale every Thursday. No Bourbon this week, but they had Don Julio Silver for half price. The wife loves her some tequila, so I picked up a bottle. Grabbed a handle of Evan, a couple bottles of bubbly, and checked out. As I was putting my haul in the Honda, I started going over the bill in my mind, because something didn't make sense. I grabbed the receipt, and, sure enough, a bottle of tequila that normally runs $50 had cost me $10.37.

So, I walked back inside with tequila and receipt in hand and told the sweet lady at the cash register "You didn't charge me enough for this".

Part of me knows I did the right thing, part of me thinks it would have been sweet to have the $10 booze, and part of me wishes I didn't compulsively crunch numbers.
nic the chick wrote:ivan and casino are right.

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You did a good thing. That sweet cashier lady would probably be fired for being $40 dollars short. And in a world where everyone tries to get over on each other, it's good to see there is still a modicum of ethics being practiced. Well done.

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I gotta say Ivan, I agree with the gaucho. You're a good man for coming clean. It's like building up karma credits. It all evens out in the end.
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el gavacho wrote:That sweet cashier lady would probably be fired for being $40 dollars short.
No, she rang it up proper on the register. Her mistake may have been noticed if there was an in-depth audit of the registers vs. the stock, and even then, it woudn't be likely.

But I can sleep well tonight. I guess that's something.
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I'm just surprised an army guy can do math........

Just kidding, of course. But yes, you did the right thing, and it's good to show the world that us drunkards is good folks.

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You did the right thing but....

Ive worked in retail and no one gives a fuck if your short.

Dude next time just go, its not your fault.

I once was mistakenly not charged at ALL for £50 worth of drinks in a bar...i yelled (quietly) twice at the barmaid and she didnt respond so hey...not my fault.

I was also once given £20 note change when i paid £10 for the drinks....again not my fault.

You can be moral, or you can buy more boooze.....i choose booze.
Drunk? I'm not drunk! You wouldn't dare accuse me of that if I was s0ber!

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Post by waahoohah »

No, Ivan, you are not an idiot. You're a better man than I am. I'd have been sorely tempted to go back in that store and STOCK UP.
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captain gonzo wrote:You can be moral, or you can buy more boooze.....i choose booze.
I can afford booze. I don't need the guilt.

There are things that are more important than more liquor- like my golf game. I won't record a 4 when I made a 5, and I'll pay $25 when they charged me $10.

My mind is too simplistic. Recognize "right thing". Execute. That's my decision-making process.
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See im a guy who will buy a bottle of JW blue for £10 off a guy who doesnt know its worth £120....cos well im selfish.

And Im also broke.
Drunk? I'm not drunk! You wouldn't dare accuse me of that if I was s0ber!

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You should have gone back , tell the girl you forgot to pick 4 more bottles and give her 40 $ .

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Good on ya', ivan.
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At a restaurant in Toronto years ago. We asked our server for the check. She never brought it. In fact, we never saw her again. We then asked two other servers to please bring us our check. Waited another half hour, no check. got up and left. probably about a $100 tab. meh

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Honesty does not equal idiocy. Unless you tell your wife that yes, she does look fat in that dress.
(She shouldn't have asked you in the first place. She knows she looks fat.) (And if she looks fat, well...)
(Yet somehow it's YOUR fault.) (See what I mean?) (Whatever.)

Anyhoo - You did the right thing. You're a good man. But that has already been established.

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Post by TheBigCasino »

ivan, you did right, never ever rip off the people that provide you booze. You are a man, not some fucking kid.

those of you that think he shoulda walked with the money, grow the fuck up. We are supposed to be drunkards, cowboy the fuck up and pay what you owe. Walking out on your shit is frat boy crap, be a man, pay nfor youyr shit, and sleep with a clear soul.
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