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Monday, August 18, 2014

oops


Son wanted to smoke some meat today and have his girlfriend over (who we had not met until today). When he asked if that was possible I said "of course" curious to meet her.  I knew he was seeing someone but he doesn't have us meet them right at the start of a relationship.  He had another friend and his girlfriend who he also asked if they could come over and have dinner with us.

Corn was 5 for a dollar at the local store.  Knowing there would be six of us, I bought 2 dollars worth, knowing there would be leftovers, but wanted to make sure we had enough.

I shucked the corn and hubby got it ready to put on the grill.  A few minutes later he came in and said "you know we have 11 ears of corn."

I'm like "oops" I had put what I thought was 5 ears of corn in each bag at the store.  Apparently I miscounted and put 6 in one and 5 in another. 

I cheated out the store 20 cents.  I told hubby I'm going to say something next week since we have a favorite cashier that always waits on us.  He said to "let it slide" so to speak.

What would you do?

(by the way, love his new girlfriend)

41 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

It was an honest mistake. You can let it slide, like your hubby says OR if it's bothering you, go ahead and pay it, next time you're there. I probably would do the latter. Curious what the cashier says???

Back Porch Writer said...

I thought you were going to say you called the girlfriend by another girlfriends name! lol Mistakes happen and nice of you to point it out next time you go. I bet they were good!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Honest mistake with no intent whatsoever. But since you know the cashier, I would still say something. They'll probably just thank you for your honesty :)

Bijoux said...

We pay $6 for a dozen ears, and that's for local corn!

I'm surprised that the cashier doesn't count the ears when they charge you?

Cindi said...

Go back buy another four call it good.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I wouldn't worry about the extra ear of corn. It was an honest mistake and not done intentionally. Glad you got to meet the girlfriend and liked her !

Jo said...

I like the idea of buying 4 corn and paying for 5.

I hope you soak that corn in water for a while before barbecuing it.

Dana said...

As the others have said, it was definitely an honest mistake, but I would mention it. Otherwise, the thought that I had gotten something without paying for it would nag at me.

Happy Monday!

jack69 said...

Mamas!! Nothing satisfies until you see and meet the GIRL, Love it. Oh the corn had a great price and looks good on the grill. Our last was 2 for a dollar OUCH.

let it slide. I have found it causes more 'problems' to try to fix minor errors than let them go.

I am sure the corn is not on strict inventory, but still it might make the cashier look bad, IT WAS NOT INTENTIONAL there lies the answer.

BUT we are glad you like the new Girl friend, and really it is good to know, I know....

Love from this side of our world.

jack69 said...

PS Cindi has a good answer, but only if it keeps bugging you!

Jeanie said...

Whatever anyone else suggests my guess it that you will let the store know about the corn error.

Jerralea said...

I think you'd feel better if you told your favorite checker about it. Otherwise it will nag at your subconscious.

Glad the meal went well and you like the new girlfriend!

joeh said...

For .20 I would let it go, I'm sure you've been accidentally overcharged by that or more and not realized it.

Pat Hatt said...

haha 20 cents I would surely let it go. Not like you cheated them out of anything major.

yaya said...

I would tell the cashier. She might just let it go, but your integrity is intact! I always joke that I'm not going to he'll for a small thing..if I go it will be for something really big! Ha! Liking the new girlfriend is a bonus!

Intense Guy said...

Knowing you - you would do what I would do, next time I was back at the store, I would give them the 20 cents. And if they refused to take it, I'd put a quarter in one of the charity jars or displays.

And then you will feel like all is right in the world - once more.

Big Mark 243 said...

Intense Guy's advice is very good... those kind of things always work out when you participate in it... give the 20 cents in another form or fashion... that is what is meant by "what goes around..."!

To be young and courting again... isn't it great to see that your son is resilient still and bounces back with such aplomb..? Good on him..!

Love ya!
Mark

netablogs said...

Glad you love his new girlfriend! :)
As for the corn, if it was me, I'd probably just mention it to the clerk the next time you shop, just to put your mind at rest. She will probably thank you for your honesty and leave it at that.

Lynda said...

I would probably mention the corn, too. They may or may not take the money but God calls us to be faithful even in small things and you feel that, too.
Glad it was a good time of fellowship with family and a new friend.

Birgit said...

first-glad the girlfriend is nice. I would let it slide but that's me. You have to go with your gut. If it bothers you too much and you would regret not saying anything, then you must say something. Only you can answer the question but never feel regret even for the small things as they still can gnaw at one. If, in the future it will be forgotten and you are fine-great, but if you will always feel remorse then let them know next time you go to the store:)

Paula Kaye said...

That sounds like a really good deal on corn. I think if it was an honest mistake, that's what it was. I wouldn't make a big deal out of it myself

Stephanie Faris said...

I was in that situation when I accidentally forgot to pay for bottled water once. (It's $2.99.) I intended to go back in and ask them to charge me for it the next time, but I knew it would be a HUGE ordeal. It was Kroger and the cashiers aren't exactly the friendliest, so I figured it would end up being one of those, "You'll have to go to customer service for that" things. But then I remembered that at least twice in the past year, I'd left something in my cart. In fact, I'm pretty notorious for paying for things and forgetting them on the bottom of my cart or having it somehow disappear between the store and the parking lot. So I've more than made up for that $2.99 over the years. The store probably owes me $200 by now! It irritates me most because I know I then have to go back to the grocery store. I hate going to the store!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

If it would help ease your mind I would tell her. She will let it go. I like to be truthful when I can be.
Hope the dinner went well. I was waiting for you to say the gas was out!!!
Debby

Shelly said...

I'm like you- I would say something. And happy news about the girlfriend!

Mevely317 said...

You make me smile, Betty!
I don't know if 'coming clean' would make much difference to them -- but would help put your mind at ease.

Soooo glad you liked The Girlfriend. That's quite a testament to you and your hubby that your son wants to introduce his friends to his parents.

susie said...

I'd plan to pay, and then most definitely forget all about it.

Veronica Lee said...

It was just an honest mistake but I'm like you and would probably let the cashier know just to ease my mind.

Good news about the girlfriend.

Happy Tuesday, Betty!

The Brown Recluse said...

No. 1...you can never have too much corn on the cob.

What happened to me the other day...I had some Mio water enhancer under my purse and didn't see it when I checked out. Got to my car, lifted my purse, and there it was. I was in a hurry and tired, so I didn't go back in.

After dinner, I went back and picked up a few more things, whipped the Mio out and paid for it with the rest of my stuff.

If I were you...I would pay the 20 cents. Just because. That's just me. If I accidentally take a pen home from work, I make sure to return it.

New girlfriend? so..what did you think about her?

The Brown Recluse said...

oh...haha....missed the "love the new girlfriend" comment at the end of the post.

Kat said...

It was a complete accident. No need to fret or feel badly. If you are friendly with the cashier you can share it with her for a laugh but I bet she just lets it slide too. Not sure how they would ring it up and collect for it now. ;)
Hope you all had a lovely dinner!

Sharon said...

I would say something. But I've been known to go back to the store even though I'm home. It just niggles at me...

And yes, great news that you met and liked the new girlfriend!

XO

Chatty Crone said...

I don't know if I am bad or not, but I wouldn't worry about the extra ear of corn. It was an honest mistake. You did not do it intentionally.

I am glad you got to meet the girlfriend and liked her !

Liz A. said...

Once walked out of the store with a pack of toilet paper on the bottom rack. Surprised the cashier didn't catch it. Didn't go back in and pay for it (but in that case it wasn't my call). If it were me, I'd say something, but don't sweat it too much. As everyone else said, it was an honest mistake.

Martha@SeasideSimplicity said...

Hi Betty! Thanks so much for popping over to welcome me back. I've been sitting here reading through your last few posts. So good to see you are still here and blogging on a regular basis. I would probably pay the 20 cents when I went back to the store. Probably not necessary but it would just bother me until I did. Its nice to be back in touch! :)

Linda said...

I would tell my favorite cashier the oops and pretty certain she'd let it slide, but ready to pay if not. Thrilled the new girlfriend made such a great impression!

SweetMarie said...

I would just mention it next time you're there.
Glad you like the girlfriend and hope all works out for your son. :)

Megan Whitson Lee said...

I like to be honest in those kind of things. It's a little thing, but often we're blessed for handling them honestly.

Linda Reynolds said...

I wouldn't worry about it, besides shouldn't the cashier have counted how many when she rang you up even if she did trust you to say how many were in the bag... God will just have someone over charge you 20 cents some time and you'll be even... right... :)

Sue Elvis said...

Betty,

I'm late to the conversation. What did you decide to do? I'd love to hear the end of the story!

So glad you like your son's girlfriend. That must be wonderful for all of you.

Secret Agent Woman said...

For just one ear of corn, I'd let it go.

Glad you like the new girlfriend!

Marianne (Mare) Baker Ball said...

You're so funny! Such an honest soul. I would probably let one ear of corn slide. I have gone back to the store on occasion when I've come away with too much, but this seems like a miniscule event. Glad the new girl checked out!