Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Adventures of Doing the Right Thing

So, we all know I went to the Mart of Wal on Monday. When we first got there, I was a bit distracted, so I forgot to visit customer service first thing.

Instead, we did our shopping and then towards the end, I stopped a gentleman I see there every week, his tag said he was a customer service representative, so I figured he could help me out.

I explained my situation and he said, "No problem, it happens all the time. I can get you an empty cup you can have rung up."

Now, in between this transaction and us checking out, Buddy asked if they weren't getting a cup of popcorn chicken after all?

Frick!

So, I marched back over to the deli where I told the nice CS man that I would need TWO cups of popcorn chicken for the kids after all. He, in turn, told the deli worker and I was given two full cups of popcorn chicken and one empty cup.

Now, honestly, each cup cost the same amount so I could have gone to the register and had the clerk ring up one cup three times (Twice for our new cups and once for the cup last week we ended up "stealing by accident").

Whatever, I paid for three cups (making up for my missed charge last week) and everything is fine.

They assured me that things like that happen all the time, but also said most people wouldn't come back to make it right.

I'm glad I did it. I'm glad my children saw me being honest and I hope they learned that you don't leave a store without paying for an item....and if you happen to realize the mistake later, that it's right to go back and try to make amends - no matter how small the dollar amount of the transaction.

All in all, a successful shopping trip! It wasn't even that crowded or filled with side cart parkers and zombies (Walmartians).

Today, I will deal with laundry and housework, such as all glamorous hausfraus must do sometimes.

Happy Tuesday, homeskillets!

24 comments:

  1. You are such an honest person! Usually it happens the opposite for me...I pay for an item they bag it and it never makes it into my cart, then I have the hassle of going BACK to the store and trying to find it.

    Sounds like you have a fun filled day planned, have fun doing laundry. It just doens't get any better then that!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I am sure they were appreciative & you did the right thing in front of the kids. I voted to forget the incident, but it was nice that you didn't.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Woah, they let you pay AND they were nice about it? I've been trying to repay a check that I discovered bounced 4 years ago and they can't seem to take my money OR be nice about it.

    Good job though!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Glad everything worked out. I had images of you in some dirty holding cell in the basement of Walmart as they questioned you about what else you might have stolen and not reported. Perhaps even taking the battery out of one of the scooters so they can use electric shock in their questioning techniques!!! Glad I was wrong.

    ReplyDelete
  5. That is awesome!! YOu were probably the talk of the Break room that day!! :) Great modeling to your kids! :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. That was a very good thing for your kids to see. Like the time I was given $5 too much in change at a gas station and 2 of my kids thought I was a sucker for returning it. That was a good opportunity to explain to them why I did it, and what the possible consequences could be if I didn't.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I'm kind of surprised that it was so easy. I expected Wal-Mart to make it hard for you to actually give them money. LOL

    And ... where's MY popcorn chicken?? *sulks*

    ReplyDelete
  8. ROTF @ Ron. This is some imagination you have there!!! Glad it worked out and the kids learned a good lesson.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Yay! I'm glad you did that. Good example for the kids. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Momma is mighty proud of you!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. You're a good mommy....good example....that popcorn chicken must be darned good. We rarely buy anything from the deli in our WallieWonderWorld.....I won't tell you why....icky.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Great Example for the kiddos. Personally I consider it a wash when I do that for all the stuff that stays in the bags at the register and never makes it into the cart.


    I had a similar situation to Cutella's. I gave them a check for a purchase years ago and it never cleared. Ever. 68.00. I went to customer service after a couple of months and they were clueless as to what to do about it. I guess after five years they probably won't find it.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Whew, personally I'm just really relieved that the one-woman-crime-wave has been halted.

    Real nice for your kids to see that : )

    ReplyDelete
  14. Good for you,love. :D
    I am off to scrub bathrooms and vacuum house. :(

    ReplyDelete
  15. OMG! Walmartians??? PERFECT!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Good for you; good for the kids (to see); good for Mart of Wal to settle things easily.

    ReplyDelete
  17. I knew there was still some good in you!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Doing the right thing when no one is watching... very good times. It's a great example you are setting for your kids!

    ReplyDelete
  19. I'm glad I did it. I'm glad my children saw me being honest and I hope they learned that you don't leave a store without paying for an item....and if you happen to realize the mistake later, that it's right to go back and try to make amends - no matter how small the dollar amount of the transaction.

    What a valuable life-lesson you gave them!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Ya did good. Just today Haley made a comment to me about a little white lie I told the school about a dr. appt when we were really just late. Those things come back to haunt you!

    ReplyDelete