I went shopping yesterday and paid for food. It was a small outlet and not a big franchise. The girl serving me gave me change for a $50 note and not a $20 note. I told her and she was surprised that I was honest! I was surprised that she was surprised by my honesty! I do not believe in being dishonest, the girl would have been in trouble at the end of the evening and a small business would be down on money. There are so many reasons why it would have been dishonest and wrong to have kept the money. The manager gave me a small freebie, which I did not want, but gratefully accepted. I hope when my children are one day working that people are honest with them. It should be the foundation of a good society.

Posted anonymously, 1st May 2016

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  • Im so glad that you were honest and you would of made her day by been so honest. So many people would of walked away and kept the money.. I am a full believer what goes around comes around(karma)..


  • It is refreshing to see honesty upheld. I so often see the opposite. I like to believe that when short change is given in shops that it is a genuine error but unfortunately it seems to happen when the circumstances are “ripe” for taking advantage.. a child paying by themselves or a small shop that doesn’t give a receipt unless you ask (and when you do you see a few items have been rung up twice!). Well done for being honest!

    • Thank you! Would not think of being dishonest.


  • Good for you. That is exactly what I would have done


  • I don’t think many people would’ve been honest in this situation. I’d say they’d be like the woman from the IKEA ad “start the car!”


  • I’d have pointed that mistake out too.


  • Honesty always pays off. It happened to me too lately. I let one company know about a mistake they made sending me a voucher that was bigger in value than what it was supposed to be. They appreciated my honesty, and they told me to keep it. That was very nice of them! :-)

    • Good on you and nice of them to reward you for being honest.

      • I was really happy with that and I didn’t expect it at all.


  • I would have done exactly what you did. Thanks for sharing.


  • Being honest is the only way to live,good on you for doing the right thing!

    • Thanks – I would not think of being dishonest. You are right – it is the only way to live!


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