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Should I be honest?

post #1 of 27
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So I was balancing my check book today, and found out that the baking supply store that I go to undercharged me by $30.00 on my last order. Should I ring them and have them charge the rest?
post #2 of 27
Honestly...It would depend on how I was feeling that day.
Or how good or bad the baking supply store treats you..Or if you've given them alot of money already that it's about time you get some back..
Just depends I guess.
post #3 of 27
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Originally Posted by lilleah View Post
Honestly...It would depend on how I was feeling that day.
Or how good or bad the baking supply store treats you..Or if you've given them alot of money already that it's about time you get some back..
Just depends I guess.
I spend a lot there, just because it's one of the few places that will order what I want to bake, but the lady who runs it is nasty. I'm self taught, and she seems to think that I need to go to Paris to learn how to make pastry.
post #4 of 27
In that case, I'd probably say nothing and consider it a "mean lady" fee.

My vet's office once undercharged me, and I called them as soon as I realized, but that's because they take such good care of my kitties and they're very nice and are pretty fair about prices and such. But people who are nasty...well, as they say, you reap what you sow.
post #5 of 27
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Originally Posted by lookingglass View Post
the lady who runs it is nasty. I'm self taught, and she seems to think that I need to go to Paris to learn how to make pastry.
Well, if shes nasty ........hmmmmmm

I would tell them. She may even gain a new level of respect for you.
post #6 of 27
IMO its not about her, its about you. I think you should let her know and pay the difference. It isn't easy to do, but it is the right thing to do!
post #7 of 27
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Originally Posted by lookingglass View Post
I spend a lot there, just because it's one of the few places that will order what I want to bake, but the lady who runs it is nasty. I'm self taught, and she seems to think that I need to go to Paris to learn how to make pastry.
Well then you've got $30.00 towards your ticket to Paris...
That's how I'd think of it.
post #8 of 27
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Originally Posted by Beckiboo View Post
IMO its not about her, its about you. I think you should let her know and pay the difference. It isn't easy to do, but it is the right thing to do!
Bingo! She'd never know the difference, probably, but you will.
post #9 of 27
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Originally Posted by rapunzel47 View Post
Bingo! She'd never know the difference, probably, but you will.
It's about you, not her. So, yeah - double check your accounts, and then pay the mean lady baker.
post #10 of 27
I think you already know they right thing to do. IMO if I was runnig a shop and I miscalculated someones ticket 30 buck I would want them to let me know. Just like if I am over charging someone I would want them to let me know. I would give the mean baker a call and let her know that she didn't charge you right. She may tell you to keep it anyways.
post #11 of 27
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Originally Posted by Beckiboo View Post
IMO its not about her, its about you. I think you should let her know and pay the difference. It isn't easy to do, but it is the right thing to do!
I agree.
post #12 of 27
Thread Starter 
I called and let her know. She says that she'll just add the 30.00 on to my next order, so I don't have to go out of the way to pay her.
post #13 of 27
Good for you! You will rest better knowing that you you were honest!
post #14 of 27
My mom always says that if you do the right thing it'll come back to you. So perhaps that $30 will come back to you in some way because you did the right thing
post #15 of 27
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I was scared that my cakes wouldn't taste as good!
post #16 of 27
I'm glad you did that.
post #17 of 27
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Originally Posted by Beckiboo View Post
IMO its not about her, its about you. I think you should let her know and pay the difference. It isn't easy to do, but it is the right thing to do!
I agree. I would pay it...or at least bring it to her attention.

I can't for the life of me remember where it was, but I was undercharged at a store years back...I called them and told them and they told me thanks for being honest...and not to worry about it. Good day for me, and I felt good because I did the right thing.
post #18 of 27
Was she at least thankful that you called her to tell her about it?
post #19 of 27
When my first daughter was a tiny baby, I'd gone grocery shopping and didn't find a deodorant I'd picked up until after I put her carrier the car. I went back in and told them what had happened. They not only gave me the deodorant but also a $10 gift certificate for being so honest about something so small. It will come back to you that you did the right thing!
post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by goosehazel View Post
Was she at least thankful that you called her to tell her about it?
She was still mean, but I'm starting to think that she is just programmed that way.
post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by lookingglass View Post
I was scared that my cakes wouldn't taste as good!
I would have been too.

post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by AnnasMom View Post
When my first daughter was a tiny baby, I'd gone grocery shopping and didn't find a deodorant I'd picked up until after I put her carrier the car. I went back in and told them what had happened. They not only gave me the deodorant but also a $10 gift certificate for being so honest about something so small. It will come back to you that you did the right thing!
That's so cool.
post #23 of 27
When I was probably in the 6th grade I got really into gardening. It was my favorite thing to visit the garden store and pick out plants for my gardens (lots of mint!). One time they had not charged me for one of my plants. I didn't realize it when I got into the car and told my mom. She made me go in and tell them (wasn't to thrilled with the idea!). Anyway they were so impressed they gave me a rose . That rose meant everything to me. I hung it up to dry so I could keep it as long as possible.
post #24 of 27
Good for you - and great for your mom!
post #25 of 27
I had similar experiences in school...where I would get a question wrong on a test and the teacher would forget to take points off. When I pointed it out, they would say don't worry about it.
post #26 of 27
Well, you can either look at it as their mistake and if you hadn't noticed, you never would have had to make this decision and you shouldn'y pay it back, or you can look at it as their 30.00 and you should pay it back.

Just last month I went to the drug store to buy celafane wrapping paper. I thought they were 60 cents, so I got two. They came out to like 30 cents, so I got three instead. The total was 1.11. They6gaev me an extra single in change, so it only charged me 11 cents. I didn't go back up there, even though I felt guilty, because I figured, to waste my time, when they overcharge you on everything anyway and it was a chaindrug store, so they had millions!!
post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by Jenny82 View Post
I had similar experiences in school...where I would get a question wrong on a test and the teacher would forget to take points off. When I pointed it out, they would say don't worry about it.
Yah it was a policy in our schools that if the teacher graded incorrectly they would never lower the score once they were handed back. However, if it was graded incorrectly and you did have it correct then they would give the points back, so scores could go up but never down.
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