We’ve been watching old episodes of “Golden Girls” and there was one that made me wonder how many of us would do what is right?
Show of hands, how many of you would tell a merchant they made a mistake (in your favor)? Oh yeah? Even if that mistake was in the $600 range?
Let’s be honest here. It’s not like I know you, nor will I judge you. I’m curious to see how many are really that honest.
You need a little more contexts? Here it is: You go to a little shop near your place where you buy something, let’s say clothing. You go back and order a few more pieces. The merchant, a nice lady, requests a deposit. When you go back to pick up your order, you remind her about your balance, pay everything and leave with your articles. When you get home, you check your invoice to notice a mistake. The merchant miscalculated and completely forgot to charge you some articles. After calculation you realise you saved about $600. What would you do? Would you let the merchant know and pay it, or simply play dumb and enjoy the new clothes?
I’m really curious to see what you’d do in this situation, so please do tell, leave me a comment!
I’ll tell you too, no worries!