Last week I got home from the grocery store and couldn’t find a little bottle of something that costs four bucks. I checked everywhere including the receipt to make sure I bought it and didn’t leave the dang thing in my shopping cart. Yep… it was on the list. So where was it?
I went to garage and checked the grocery bags again… still not there. As I put away my purchases, hubby offered to go back to the store and see if it was left out of the bag. Before I finished, he called to say the clerk said she remembered putting it in a bag, but they gave us a replacement anyway.
By now, I had given up because it was becoming a colossal waste of time. After he returned, my hubby rechecked the car and found the small bottle in one of the seats! We figured it must have gotten stuck under the removable bottom of one of the bags and fell out as I tossed the reusable shopping bags back into the car.
Embarrassing? Yes, but I immediately took the replacement bottle back to the store and paid for it. Our check-out lady was gone so I explained to another person what had happened. She actually thanked me for being so honest!
As I left the store, I didn’t know what to say to being thanked for being honest. I still think about that compliment and wonder what most people would have done. For me there was no other option.