Shades of Grey: Overcharged

The Grey Area News reporter in Shades of Grey
The Grey Area News reporter in Shades of Grey

Some situations are viewed in black and white; right and wrong. Yet, many people think situations also have a grey area where solutions are not so easily discerned. This is not just about the choices people make, but the thought process they go through to arrive at their decisions.

Submitted for Your Discussion & Consideration

Standing in line at a convenience store, you see that the customer in front of you has several bottles of cola. You are getting a different drink, but had noticed that the colas were on sale for $1 each.

When the cashier rings up the other customer, you notice that instead of $1 each, the drinks are rung up for $1.59 each. The customer pays and waits for their change.

Do you think that you would say something to the customer or the cashier? Would you assume that you had read the Sale sign incorrectly and say nothing? Do you think you would take the time to double-check the price and bring it to their attention, even though it was not your money?

If you were being overcharged, would you want another customer to bring it to your attention or keep it to themselves?

 

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About Kay Whatley 1950 Articles
Kay Whatley serves as Editor and Reporter with The Grey Area News. Kay is a published author with over 20 years of experience in the publishing industry. Kay Whatley is wife to Frank Whatley, founder of The Grey Area™ newspaper and The Grey Area News online news website.