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#21 Jul 7, 2014
edogxxx wrote:
1- service was so crappy yet you still bought three pairs of shoes? And who buys three pairs of shoes at once anyway?
It's not something I do often, but I once bought 4 pair of shoes at the same time. The store was having a great sale and they had a lot of comfortable, stylish, and great-looking shoes. I couldn't decide which I liked best, so I bought them all! For a couple, 3 pair of sneakers is not outrageous. I have one pair that I keep at work because we have a gym and a walking path here.

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#22 Jul 7, 2014
Ummmm, Yeah, thats what I said in my other post. However I was not talking about the letter, I was responding to PEllen's post on HER views of morality.
Toj wrote:
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In this instance those are not the questions. They already know they didn't pay for them so not realizing it isn't a question here. The question here in the letter was one, I believe, of morality and having a pair of shoes they did not pay for.

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#23 Jul 7, 2014
RACE wrote:
You're right, intent in 9/10th of the law!
So at what point is it a theft? When are you actually "Stealing"?
The moment you leave the store?
The moment you realize the clerks error?
The moment you decide not to return and pay?
Is there a dollar threshold?$1,$5,$20?
What if you NEVER realize the product was not paid for? The facts remain the same, you have a product you did not pay for, so even though both you and the clerk are unaware, by your definition you are guilty of theft.
Sorry, but I dont see it as that black and white.
Do you itemize your dinner check? Do you go back and pay for the artichoke hearts that they forgot to put on your bill? I rarely check my bill at all, other than to look at the total for tip calculation. I could be being overcharged and I would never know it.
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It is not theft. I didn't take it on purpose

There is no dollar threshold.

I look at my restaurant check to make sure I wasn't overcharged but I have called it to a server's attention if something was left off. In that instance I figure the server might have to pay for their own mistake. I worked as a waitress very briefly when I was a teenager. Long enough to have great respect for what those people do. I will leave a small tip if service was bad but I won't stiff a server to pay for something I received

I have found things and kept them. I have no problem with that. Finders Keepers is okay by me.

If someone clearly left something unintentionally somewhere and I can figure out who it belongs to, I have called them. A lost glove or scarf gets picked off the sidewalk and placed where it can be seen. If the real owner doesn't come back for it, some street person can use it.

But when I have been given something by mistake in a store and I wasn't charged for it, I make an effort to give it back.

That's me. I taught my kids that. That is the way I roll.

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#24 Jul 7, 2014
I have an old co-worker like Pellen. Said his daughter bought some stuff online. They inadvertently sent her an extra one. Her immediate reaction was that she needed to contact the vendor and pay for that item.

In my world, that's called store error in your favor. I'd have not an ounce of guilt. In fact, were that to happen to me, my reaction would be a loud "WOO HOO!" accompanied by a fist pump.

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