It's not the same as stealing. Geez, it's a couple bucks that someone
forgot about. How much time of his and the store manager's should be wasted
on the impossible task of locating someone who paid in cash? Give me a
A truly honest person would turn the cash in to the service desk, in case the
person who left it returns. A time stamped sales slip with the exact amount of
the change would be pretty convincing evidence of ownership ... but maybe some
of us are just too honest.
I guess we were bought up differently, Frank. My folks taught me that if it
is _not_ mine, I should _not_ take it. It _does_ belong to someone else.
Therefore, to take it _IS_ stealing. In my book, hbakker should have given
the cash to the attendant of the automated lanes and let HD deal with it.
I was also taught to trust someone until that person proves he can not be
trusted. $7.00 and a blabbermouth has shown me and the rest of the group
that hbakker can not be trusted.
Like George K., at least I can sleep well at night knowing I did the right
thing. The trouble is, hbakker & Frank probably have no trouble sleeping
Not to argue the point, but just a few of my tuppence's:
Not a damn thing sanctimonious about refusing to take something that doesn't
belong to you ... making a public noise about it, perhaps.
$2 to $5 is NOT small change to me, and I am far from being poor.
And how do you know the guy who forgot the change is a "Bozo"?
Seems reasonable to conclude that convincing yourself of that is the first
step in rationalizing the act. ;>)
Assimilated? Its the Borg's MONEY! Its not laying on the floor. Its
in a cash register...actually, the cash dispenser from a sales
transaction. It belongs to HD.
It may actually be a bad/extra feed from the mechanical part of the
dispenser. Its doesn't necessarily hafta be a customer's money left
in the chute.
Have a nice week...
Certified breast self-exam subcontractor.
My comment was meant in reply to the suggestion that someone should be
"tracked" down over $2. I'm not suggesting that it's every man for himself.
It's not worth getting into a self righteous knot over. I'm an honest
person myself who does not steal anything, but in my experience, people so
quick to jump on their puplic soap boxes are usually the biggest hypocrytes
Well Low and Behold I thought for sure that i was going to get flamed like
hell for shooting my mouth off
To all the honest folk here thank you for the support.
For those that disagree, as Swingman wrote he's far from broke but the 2 or
5 dollars was a lot to him,
I've known of people that it was a matter of eating or not, Maybe they were
not to bright maybe they were a Bozo.
Some people don't have it as good as others, some people do not have the
intelligence to earn a good living why should they have to endure further
hardships because someone thought they were stupid enough to leave their
money in the machine.
Okay its only 2 bucks or 5 bucks what happens whether its 10 or 20 where do
you draw the line. Perhaps at 50.00
Then we have the rationalizations of HD going to Keep it or the clerk will
keep it, You know your right they might
still do not know how it made it right to take it.
I hope that I do not recognize your name bitching about someone screwing you
over about something that cost you 2 bucks or 5 bucks,
The old saying what goes around comes around.
Aw shit my soap box just broke, enough, I'm outa here
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