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How Honest Are You?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by stephec, 27 Mar 2008.

  1. stephec

    stephec Legendary Member

    Location:
    Bolton
    You go into Lidl to get a couple of the walking t-shirts that are on offer and whilst there spy a car seat heated massage cushion. Seeing as you're off work all week with a bad back, and the physio has told you to stay off the bike until next weekend, you think the massager sounds like a good idea.

    Off to the till with two t-shirts at £4.99 each, and one massager at £14.99, you hand them over to the girl and she scans them then turns to you and says "£10.97 please."

    What would you do?
     
  2. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Hmmm. I think I might just pay up and go on my way gleefully, but I suspect I might forget myself and go "Eh?" and mess it up.

    Having worked in shops, and knowing how stuff can go wrong, even with electronic stuff, I might not feel too guilty. It probably makes a difference that I'd perceive the supermarket as big enough to handle their own mistakes - in a small independent shop, I might be more honest.
     
  3. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    Smile and pay.
     
  4. Maz

    Maz Guru

    You're on CCTV, steph, so you might as well go back to the shop and own up.
     
  5. Alan Frame

    Alan Frame Gnu

    Location:
    Lost In Space
     
  6. Haitch

    Haitch Flim Flormally

    Location:
    Netherlands
    I once bought eight items that cost a dollar each. The girl at the checkout got out her calculator and said "That'll be $13.50 please." When I pointed out her mistake she did the sum again on the calculator and said, "You're right. It should be $6.50." I smiled and paid up.
     
  7. EmGee DK

    EmGee DK New Member

    Location:
    127.0.0.1
    Clearly a trick question :smile:
     
  8. sheddy

    sheddy Veteran

    Location:
    Suffolk
    You will regret it. Sitting on that thing will feel as though you pi$$ed your pants...
     
  9. Rob S

    Rob S New Member

    Location:
    Plymouth
    I would say....and have said in such situations....'£10.97? Bargain!'...then if the girl carries on with the transaction your conscience is clear...ish. And if she subsequently spots the mistake you don't make yourself look like a devious swine as in both possibilities you have covered your back.
     
  10. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    give them the 10.97 and walk out, only then will I check My reciept
     
  11. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Smile at the person, pay up, say thank you very much and walk off.
    If questioned say you didnt realise because you must of been thinking about something else and day dreaming. Very unlikely though.
    If they charged me more for something i would be very quick on correcting.
     
  12. Odyssey

    Odyssey New Member

    If it was the local corner shop it would be different, but this is Lidl. I doubt the cashier cares, you don't care and probably even Lidl don't care. It's not as if they're going to go bankrupt.

    Mumble, give them the money, then run.
     
  13. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    Take the £14.99 massager back (claiming you lost the reciept obviously) and get more cycling kit in exchange :smile:
     
  14. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Nah...go back to the shop and try and nick the same stuff you bought earlier...if you get challenged by the staff, show them the receipt of the legit purchase you made earlier. :biggrin:
     
  15. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    I think I would have pointed out the mistake.