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Integrity: Ten Bucks or Three Cents?

Updated on May 30, 2012

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How much is your integrity worth?

The other day... wife and I were eating out. While we were seated near the front of the restaurant when I heard something that amazed me. A guy about my age came in the front door. It seems there was a mistake with the money he paid for his mean. Here is the awesome bit, he through he had gotten $10 too much back! The amazed manager retrieved the meal receipt and assured him that he had paid the right amount. The guy realized he had gotten 5 cents back when he should have gotten 3 and insisted that he give the restaurant the 3 cents that he felt he owed. That amazed me! How often do we do such a thing? What type of integrity that takes? I can only hope that more people would have such integrity in their daily lives. What is your integrity worth? For that young man, it was worth 3 cents. In my estimation, that is worth all the money in the world!

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      Twila Nelson 6 years ago from Carmichael, California

      We all say we would give it back and I hope that we would. Thank you for a nice Hub and some time to think about who we are and who we want to be. Have a nice day !

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      biblicaliving 6 years ago from U.S.A.

      I know, I just keep Matthew 16:26 in mind..

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      Brian 6 years ago from Utah

      Be a light in a world of darkness. Seek to do what is right and you will be rewarded, even if others deride.

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      biblicaliving 6 years ago from U.S.A.

      One time a friend of mine went to a hardware store to make a purchase. The cashier made an error ringing up the item, (about $12 my favor). I didn't realize it until we were in the parking lot. I went back in, and had the transaction fixed. Much to my dismay, my friend ridiculed me for my honesty... Honesty is so rare these days, it's not unusual to be looked down upon because you chose to take the road "less traveled."

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      uncorrectedvision 6 years ago from Indiana

      As The Bard and Willy Wonka put it, "So shines a good deed in a weary world."

      If only every Charlie Bucket, everyman, would do the right thing.