I knew the answer, but was seeing if you did. He paid for all our sins.
The good part is that we are forgiven and don't have to be perfect. As far
as east is from west ...........
Good thing, or I'd fry.
I'm not here to judge you- that's not my place. One thing, though, you seem
to be going through an awful lot to try to get folks to say you're not
wrong. That might be your conscience telling you something. On the other
hand, it's possible that the situation was different than we understand it
to be from afar and that you didn't intentionaly try to cheat anyone (or
perhaps the price you paid was the price that HD wanted you to pay). In any
case, what's done is done.
None of us are perfect 100% of the time. I just hope most of us try our
Why is it a unilateral thing? You won't speak up if it is in your favor
but if you think it is too much then you will speak up?
A good rule is to reverse roles. For example suppose your paycheck was
short by $800, would you complain or just say OK? What if you went to
your boss and mentioned the shortage and he responded that its a wash
anyway because (same as you rationalized that hd somehow screwed you in
the past but you chose not to settle it properly) he saw your car parked
in your driveway on a day when you were supposed to be working two years
Imagine this ( Rod Serling is speaking) a car drives slowly through a small
town. Not just any small town, but one that has secrets to hide. Dark
GO TAKE YOUR PROZAC AND LIE DOWN!
Well of course I have not pointed out every little thing. It all comes out
in the end. For example, I've bought things only to find they were
defective and never returned it, or an important piece was missing. There
have been times I've overpaid and didn't realize it 'til I was halfway home,
and didn't go back. This is the same concept as the "give a penny, take a
penny" tray at many cash registers. You never see those empty, do you?
It's not a question of honesty, it's a question of practicality. It's best
for everyone this way. And if you asked store executives behind closed
doors, they'd tell you the same thing. It costs more money to get it all
right than is involved in the transaction to begin with.
I do so, whenever I notice. At food service places, they
generally just tell me to take it anyway. Presumeably
that's because fixing it is too much trouble.
Why are you putting so much effort into justifying your
behavior? You're not feeling anything like shame, are
Steve, I will waste neither the time nor the bandwidth recounting every
single time I reported an error in my favor to a cashier, teller, etc.
in my nearly 50 years on this planet, and there have been A LOT. The
most expensive error I remember was being undercharged $1,000 for
building materials because the cashier missed a decimal point, and she
was so relieved she nearly cried. I guess in your view I'm pretty
stupid, but I sleep well at night. I have pointed out every error I
have ever noticed, although I willingly concede that perhaps there have
been errors made in my favor which I failed to notice. I am certainly
not perfect, but I have never knowingly taken advantage of someone
I think you will find that this will be a VERY long thread, because I
believe at least half of the world is honest, even when no one's
Yes, I, too must admit that there have been times when I was honest. Mainly
when it's going to land on the cashier and they will have to pay.
I just thought that with all the "Home Depot Sucks" threads and derogatory
comments about borg stores that I would share one.
I went through channels. Each employee handed me to the next. I paid and
left. I did not alter or conceal anything.
I to this day do not know that it may have been intentional on the part of
the manager to just get rid of the last of two discontinued doors, one of
I sure do get a kick, though, from those who howl in indignation and
righteousness as if they were challenging the Jewish carpenter for his spot
at the top of the honesty chart. And sound as if they believe they have a
chance of doing so.
I can live with my deeds. I have done good and bad. I've gone back and
fixed some. I've pointed out other mistakes when they were happening and
not taken advantage. And for those where I truly had evil intent, I have
confessed, or made them right.
That's what's nice about being flawed and being able to admit it. You
always get another chance, and you try to get it right next time. If there
were no forgiveness and we didn't get another chance, and you had to get it
right all the time, we would live in the perfect world these pontificating
hypocrites are trying to tell me they live in.
Life is not a test. If it were, we would have been given better
I went to Lowe's a couple of month's ago to buy drywall. I bought 20
(twenty) 8' x 4' sheets and drywall sheets generally come in a pack of
two. If you look at the huge pile of Sheetrock, two sheets are usually
attached together by a piece of paper along one edge. The price sign
is listed as $8.86 (or something similar) per 8' x 4' sheet.
I go to buy my sheets and not until I get home do I realize that I was
charged $8.86 for 10 (of two 8' x 4' sheets) of drywall. Seems goofy
to me that they sell them only as a "two pack", yet price them as only
a one-pack. Apparently, the cashier did not know this and charged each
two-pack as the $8.86 one-pack cost.
A week later when I as back at Lowe's I mentioned this to the cashier
and she blankly looked at me like I was nuts. Maybe the sign was
wrong? What is the going price for ONE 8' x 4' sheet of Sheetrock?
A couple of years ago, I was visiting relatives in Brooklyn while I was
nearby on business and gave them a hand with wiring an outlet for a new
clothes dryer they had. The material they had was wrong, so we needed to
run out to the BORG to pick up the correct gauge cable.
The person who cut the 10 gauge cable labelled it correctly but somehow
the cashier rang it up at one-tenth the price it should have been. We
pointed this out the cashier, but she mumbled something that was not
heard clearly by either of us. No correction was made.
Well, we tried. It was the BORG who originally sold the wrong gauge cable
in the first place which couldn't be returned.
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