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.
What Do You Think? Submitted for Discussion & Consideration
You’re in a big box store, in line with about a hundred dollars’ worth of gifts. The man in front of you checks out and packs his bags into his cart. You see him flash you a smile as the cashier begins scanning and bagging your purchases. Then, he leaves without saying a word.
When the total comes up, the cashier holds up a handful of twenty dollar bill, and tells you that the man in front gave her $100 to pay for your gifts. You stand there in shock while she completes your purchase and hands you $5 change.
Do you think you would feel uncomfortable or lucky? Would you “pass it on” and pay-it-forward for part of the next person’s purchases? If so, would you pay the same amount the man paid for you, pay more, or pay less?
Finally, would you hand the $5 change back to the cashier?