Tuesday, July 9, 2013



THOU SHALT NOT STEAL...Sunday, I was checking out at Big Lots and the cashier handed me back a $20 bill and told me I had given her an extra $20 by mistake.  I was thinking...I don't think so, but on the chance that I did I stuck it in my purse. When I got home I took out my receipts to see how much money I had spent, then I counted the money in my wallet and I felt certain that I had $20 more than I should have had. So, the next morning I called Big Lots and asked for the manager and asked if they had a register to come up short the day before. I did not tell her how much money it was. She checked and said, "Yes, it was short $20." I told her I had the $20 and I would bring it back that night. When I took it back, the girl who mistakenly gave me the $20 back was there and she thanked me for returning the $20.00. The manager thanked me as well. As I was walking away, I overheard them talking about what had just happened and they could not believe someone would be that honest. In my opinion, if I had kept the money it would have been the same as stealing. We should always do the right thing. Our actions speak louder than our words. What we do not only effects us but the world around us.

1 comment:

Darla said...

what a great post! It gives me heart that you did this I want to think that all of us would