If the grocery cashier missed an item at the checkout line, would you say anything?
If you are standing there and watch the cashier put a food item in the bag without ringing it up, would you say anything or just let it go? This has happened to me recently and I just let it go. Any thoughts?
I guess this is moral question and it may depend on one's mood or whether they were cheated another time.
Sometimes I return from shopping only to discover that I was charged for a few items and they didn't make it to the bag.
In general I tell cashiers if I have items under the cart, and usually don't see them bagging .
The other day at the store, I noticed an item in my cart and wasn't sure if I paid for it. This was Price Rite where they move the items from one cart into another and then you bag them yourself. I did look at my receipt and did not see the item on it. Then I showed it to the cashier but showed me the item so I did pay. Even though I did pay for it, I think my conscience got to me. In the past I would have said I got a freebie. And I think it depends of the financial situation at the time. If a person is strugling to keep food on the table, they may think of an overlooked item as something to help them get by to the next pay day
I love the way you worded this feeling: someone struggling to keep food on the table may think of an overlooked item as something to help them out. I am not struggling but I was thinking this is still going to help me out until next payday.
I always say something. It's the right thing to do. I guess I am one of the few people that actually have a conscience.
Absolutely. In fact once I got all the way home and realized something was missed so asked them to add it to my bill next time I went (they didn't, but I tried).
It comes from one of my commandments in life: don't take something that isn't yours. Don't take something that you haven't earned, no matter how small it seems.
It is a good rule I think. It helps keep one's slate clean.
Yes, I always say something, and I've had many cashiers thank me for being honest!
My daughter (who is 2) always manages to sneakily throw things into the stroller and I've had to go back and return numerous things after putting my bags into the stroller once we leave the store and noticing that she put something in there. Last time it was a rubber duck that was like $4. I briefly considered just keeping it because we had already walked about 10 minutes away from the store before I saw it, but my conscience nagged me and I went back.
I've never noticed this until after the fact when I've already gotten home. I would say something if I saw it happen while I was still at the cashier tho.
I usually say something to them....I don't know if it makes any difference on the cashier's end or not but my immediate reaction is to let them know.
If I notice it, yes, I ask, "Did you scan that?" I think it has only happened once to me for somethings small. Conversely, if I notice an item was scanned more than once, I ask, "Could you check that last item--was that scanned twice?" I usually watch the screen with the items being scanned to see where my total is at.
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