Thursday, April 24, 2014

Honesty....the BEST policy!

Today, I decided to drive to the nearest Ulta store to return a few items I'd ordered online from their website.  While there, I selected a few other items and got in line to checkout.  The representative that assisted me had to go through several steps to complete my return because I'd purchased the items at a discount.  Then she rang up my alternate items and a couple of coupons I had and then surprised me by saying I would have a credit around $7 going back on my card.  The transaction was completed, I thanked her and walked out the door.

As I made my way to the car, I started doing a little math in my head trying to add up the amount of my purchases I'd made compared to my returns and something wasn't right.....

I pulled out the receipt, did some quick calculations, and realized that the representative had credited me twice for one of the items I returned.....giving me an extra credit of $18.  Of course, being human, I was tempted to just drive off into the sunset and keep the extra $18, chalking it up to the store's error.  However, I knew what the Lord would want me to do so I headed right back into the store.  Of course there were about 4 people in line ahead of me and each one seemed to take forever to get checked out....being honest was sure cutting into my day!

Finally, when I got to the front of the line, the same representative recognized me and asked what she did.  I explained that she'd given me a duplicate credit for an item and technically I owed the store $18.  She was so surprised and grateful that I'd come back to right the wrong.  I told her I didn't want her to get in trouble and it was just the right thing to do.  After fixing the error, I paid the amount due and then she surprised me by pulling out a bunch of goodies to thank me for my honesty....
Not only did I leave the store guilt-free, knowing I'd done the right thing, but I was rewarded with a few amazing goodies as well.

So if you ever find yourself in a similar situation, remember honesty really is the BEST policy!

2 comments:

  1. Good for you friend! How fun to get those free goodies! I've wanted to try the IT concealer so let me know how it is! Thank goodness for people like you who still have integrity! Love you!

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  2. Thank you, Earen! I will definitely keep you posted on how these little goodies perform :-) Love you too, friend!

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